Housing Authority of the City of Pocatello

711 North 6 Avenue
Pocatello, Bannock County, Idaho 83201

Housing Authority of the City of Pocatello is a Public Housing Agency in Pocatello, Idaho that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), and Public Housing programs. As of January 25th, 2020, Housing Authority of the City of Pocatello has 2 waiting lists that are open now or opening soon.

The Housing Authority of the City of Pocatello Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List is open indefinitely. The Public Housing Waiting List is open indefinitely.

Housing Authority of the City of Pocatello serves Pocatello.

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting ListStatus
Housing Authority of the City of Pocatello Housing Choice Voucher Open Until Further Notice
Public Housing Open Until Further Notice

Open Housing Authority of the City of Pocatello Waiting Lists

Open Until Further Notice: Housing Authority of the City of Pocatello Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

Please Note: Due to the decentralized nature of affordable housing information, the information about this waiting list may be out of date.

How To Apply to the Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

The Housing Authority of the City of Pocatello (HACP) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently open until further notice.

Pocatello, ID is about 50 miles southeast of Idaho Falls, ID.

To apply, print and complete the pre-application online here.

Once the application has been completed, it can be:

  1. Dropped off at the HACP office, located at 711 N 6th Ave, Pocatello, ID 83201.
  2. Faxed to the HACP office at (208) 233-9821.
  3. Scanned and emailed to the HACP at support@housingauthorityofpocatello.org 
  4. Mailed to:

Housing Authority of Pocatello

PO Box 4161 

Pocatello, ID 83205-4161

The HACP has identified the following preferences: Veteran, displaced by natural disaster, displaced by government action.

Applicants will receive a confirmation number upon submitting the pre-application. It is important to keep that number in a safe, easy to access place. It will be needed any time when referencing your pre-application with the housing authority.

For more informaion, visit the HACP website, or call the office at (208) 233-6276.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (208)233-6276.

Next Steps

Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 06/28/2018.

Open Until Further Notice: Public Housing Waiting List

Please Note: Due to the decentralized nature of affordable housing information, the information about this waiting list may be out of date.

How To Apply to the Public Housing Waiting List

The Housing Authority of the City of Pocatello (HACP) is currently accepting Public Housing waiting list pre-applications for senior/disabled households.

Please note: The HACP does not offer a public housing program for families.

The HACP offer one public housing community with 72 units for senior/disabled individuals.

There are two ways to apply:
1. Visit the HACP to pick up a pre-application, located at 711 N 6th Ave., Pocatello, ID 83201, during normal office hours.
2. Download a pre-application online here, then print and complete.

No preferences were noted.

Once the application has been completed, it must be hand delivered to the address listed above.

Applicants will receive a confirmation number upon submitting the pre-application. It is important to keep that number in a safe, easy to access place. It will be needed any time when referencing your pre-application with the housing authority.

For more information, visit the HACP website, or call the office at (208) 233-6276.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (208)233-6276.

Next Steps

Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 11/02/2015.

About Housing Authority of the City of Pocatello

More information about Housing Authority of the City of Pocatello can be found on its website at http://www.housingauthorityofpocatello.org/.

Representatives of Housing Authority of the City of Pocatello may be available by phone at (208) 233-6276. Unless otherwise noted above, applications will not be provided or accepted by phone.

HCV Portability Status

As of 01/25/2020, it is not known if Housing Authority of the City of Pocatello is either absorbing or billing Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher portability requests for porting in. Learn more about porting Housing Choice Vouchers to a new area here.


About the Housing Authority of the City of Pocatello Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the HUDs most recent Voucher Management System report, Housing Authority of the City of Pocatello manages 534 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

The following is a summary of the types of vouchers managed and the monthly costs of each as of September 30th, 2019:

Standard Homeownership Tenant Protection Ported Out VASH
Vouchers 500 3 3 1 27
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $415 $363 $271 $1,531 $247
Monthly Cost $207,542 $1,088 $814 $1,531 $6,673

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Housing Authority of the City of Pocatello

Waiting List and Tenancy

According to the 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households database, the housing authority's voucher program has an annual turnover of 7% having issued approximately 88 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 5 years and 10 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of 17 months on the waiting list1.

Income Characteristics

According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 2.7 persons and has a household income of $10,567 per year. 98% of households were very low income (VLI) and 81% were extremely low income (ELI). 28% of households had wages as a major source of income, -1% of households had welfare (TANF, General Assistance or Public Assistance) as their primary source of income, and 63% of households had other income (Social Security, Disability or Pension) as their major source of income.

Heads of Household Characteristics

3% of households were headed by a person 24 years old or less, 69% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 16% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 12% were headed by a person 62 years old or older. In addition, 1% of households were headed by a person 85 years old or older.

59% of households included children, 9% of which had two adults in the household. 51% of households with children have a female head of household. 78% of all households were headed by a female.

16% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 1% of all heads of households being Black and 0% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Housing Authority of the City of Pocatello Housing Choice Voucher program, 19% include at least one person with a disability. 38% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 75% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

20% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 33% with 2 bedrooms and 47% with 3 or more bedrooms. 21% of voucher recipients are considered overhoused, meaning they occupy a rental unit larger than their family size requires.

Rent, Assistance, and Utility Allowances

The average monthly tenant contribution to rent by Housing Authority of the City of Pocatello voucher holders in 2016 was $276 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $523. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $114.



1. This Picture of Subsidized Households data field is the average wait time of those who received a voucher in the preceding 12 months. Due to special voucher programs like VASH, recent waiting list purges, or waiting list preferences the average wait time can vary significantly from one year to the next and it is entirely possible many current applicants on the waiting list have been waiting for assistance for far longer.


Public Housing Apartments Operated by Housing Authority of the City of Pocatello

Christensen Court

711 N 6th Ave
Pocatello, ID