About Housing Authority of the City of Pocatello

The Housing Authority of the City of Pocatello is a Section 8 and Public Housing Public Housing Agency in Pocatello, Idaho.

The Housing Authority of the City of Pocatello serves Pocatello.

Housing Authority of the City of Pocatello Waiting Lists

Public Housing Waiting List: Open Now

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.

Summary

  • What: Housing Authority of the City of Pocatello Public Housing Opening
  • How To Apply:
    • Mail Application
    • In Person Application

Last Updated on 11/02/2015.

Housing Authority of the City of Pocatello Section 8 HCV Waiting List : Open Indefinitely

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

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.

Last Updated on 07/17/2017.


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

As of March 31st, 2016 the Housing Authority of the City of Pocatello manages 609 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

The following is a summary of the types of vouchers managed and the monthly costs of each:

Standard Homeownership Tenant Protection Ported Out VASH
Vouchers 560 3 9 8 29
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $442 $252 $281 $724 $334
Monthly Cost $247,655 $757 $2,533 $5,789 $9,683

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.


Affordable Apartments near Housing Authority of the City of Pocatello

3641 Stockman Rd
Stockman Terrace is a 7 unit low income housing apartment community in Pocatello.
Some or all apartments in this community are rent subsidized, which means rent is income based.
Project-Based Section 8 Project Based Rental Assistance
409 Willard Ave
Independence Homes is a 13 unit low income housing apartment community in Pocatello.
Some or all apartments in this community are rent subsidized, which means rent is income based.
Project-Based Section 8 Project Based Rental Assistance
3731 Hawthorne Rd
Hawthorne Terrace is a 8 unit low income housing apartment community in Pocatello.
Some or all apartments in this community are rent subsidized, which means rent is income based.
Project-Based Section 8 Project Based Rental Assistance