Southwestern Idaho Cooperative Housing Authority

377 Cornell Street, Middleton, ID

There are four waiting lists open now offered by Southwestern Idaho Cooperative Housing Authority.

Southwestern Idaho Cooperative Housing Authority Waiting Lists

Waiting ListStatus
Multi-County, Idaho Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Open Until Further Notice
Southwestern Idaho Cooperative Housing Authority Public Housing Open Until Further Notice
Rural Development Family Open Until Further Notice
Rural Development Senior Open Until Further Notice

Southwestern Idaho Cooperative Housing Authority offers the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), Public Housing, Homeownership Voucher and Family Self-Sufficiency programs in Adams County, Boise County, Canyon County, Elmore County, Gem County, Owyhee County, Payette County, Valley County and Washington County but does not serve Boise.

Go to the Idaho Section 8 Waiting Lists page or the Idaho Public Housing Waiting Lists page for more nearby housing applications.

Open Until Further Notice: Multi-County, Idaho Section 8 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Note: Due to the decentralized nature of affordable housing information, the information about this waiting list may be out of date.

The Southwestern Idaho Cooperative Housing Authority (SICHA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list for all counties is currently open, since at least March 1, 2019, until further notice.

There are two ways to apply:

  1. Download and print, the application online here. Scroll down below the list of counties, and select the application link. The application is available in English and Spanish.
  2. Pick up an application at one of the SICHA offices listed here.

Once the paper application has been completed, it must be either:

  1. Dropped off at the SICHA main office, located at 377 Cornell Street, Middleton, ID 83644,
  2. Mailed to SICHA at the address above.
  3. Emailed to waitlist@sicha.org.
  4. Faxed to (208) 585-9326.

Selected applicants will be placed on the waiting list by date and time the application is received.

There are no preferences.

For more information, visit the SICHA Housing Choice Voucher page here, or the SICHA website here.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (208) 585-9325.

Next Steps

Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 03/08/2019.

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.

The Southwestern Idaho Cooperative Housing Authority (SICHA) Public Housing waiting list is currently open, since at least March, 2019, until further notice. Waiting lists for a specific community or bedroom size may be closed.

To apply, download and print, the application online here. Select the "Public Housing Application" link.

Once the application has been completed, it must be mailed to the SICHA at 377 Cornell Street, Middleton, ID 83644.

For more information, visit the SICHA Housing Authority Rentals page here, or the SICHA website here.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (208) 585-9325.

Next Steps

Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 03/08/2019.

Open Until Further Notice: Rural Development Family Waiting List

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

The Southwestern Idaho Cooperative Housing Authority (SICHA) Family Rural Development waiting list is currently open, since at least March, 2019, until further notice. Waiting lists for a specific community or bedroom size may be closed.

To apply, download and print, the application online here. Select the "Rural Development Family Application" link.

Once the application has been completed, it must be mailed to the SICHA at 377 Cornell Street, Middleton, ID 83644.

For more information, visit the SICHA Housing Authority Rentals page here, or the SICHA website here.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (208) 585-9325.

Last Updated on 03/08/2019.

Open Until Further Notice: Rural Development Senior Waiting List

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

The Southwestern Idaho Cooperative Housing Authority (SICHA) Senior Rural Development waiting list is currently open, since at least March, 2019, until further notice. Waiting lists for a specific community or bedroom size may be closed.

To apply, download and print, the application online here. Select the "Rural Development Senior Application" link.

Once the application has been completed, it must be mailed to the SICHA at 377 Cornell Street, Middleton, ID 83644.

For more information, visit the SICHA Housing Authority Rentals page here, or the SICHA website here.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (208) 585-9325.

Last Updated on 03/08/2019.

About Southwestern Idaho Cooperative Housing Authority

Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) Program

More information about the SIHCA Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher program can be found here.

Public Housing Program

More information about the SICHA Public Housing program can be found here.

Homeownership Voucher Program

More information about the SICHA Homeownership program can be found here.

Family Self-Sufficiency Program

More information about the SICHA Family Self Sufficiency program here.

About the Southwestern Idaho Cooperative Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the HUDs most recent Voucher Management System report, Southwestern Idaho Cooperative Housing Authority manages 926 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

The following table summarizes types of vouchers managed and the monthly costs of each as of December 31st, 2021:

Standard Homeownership Tenant Protection Ported Out Non-Elderly Disabled
Vouchers 714 39 71 1 30
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $636 $491 $492 $879 $590
Monthly Cost $453,868 $19,136 $34,959 $879 $17,692
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 6% having issued approximately 148 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 8 years and 2 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of 23 months on the waiting list1.

Income Characteristics

According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 2.5 persons and has a household income of $13,617 per year. 93% of households were very low income (VLI) and 69% were extremely low income (ELI). 27% of households had wages as a major source of income, 0% of households had welfare (TANF, General Assistance or Public Assistance) as their primary source of income, and 69% of households had other income (Social Security, Disability or Pension) as their major source of income.

Heads of Household Characteristics

2% of households were headed by a person 24 years old or less, 51% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 23% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 24% 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.

47% of households included children, 9% of which had two adults in the household. 41% of households with children have a female head of household. 83% of all households were headed by a female.

30% 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 Southwestern Idaho Cooperative Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher program, 25% include at least one person with a disability. 46% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 74% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

13% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 39% with 2 bedrooms and 48% with 3 or more bedrooms. 39% 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 Southwestern Idaho Cooperative Housing Authority voucher holders in 2016 was $340 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $601. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $117.

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.