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Southwestern Idaho Cooperative Housing Authority

377 Cornell Street
Middleton, Canyon County, Idaho 83644

Southwestern Idaho Cooperative Housing Authority is a Public Housing Agency that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), Public Housing, Homeownership Voucher, and Family Self-Sufficiency programs. As of August 10th, 2020, Southwestern Idaho Cooperative Housing Authority has 4 waiting lists that are open now or opening soon.

The Multi-County, Idaho Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List is open indefinitely. The Public Housing Waiting List is open indefinitely. The Rural Development Family Waiting List is open indefinitely. The Rural Development Senior Other Senior Waiting List is open indefinitely.

Southwestern Idaho Cooperative Housing Authority serves Adams County, Boise County, Canyon County, Elmore County, Gem County, Owyhee County, Payette County, Valley County and Washington County but does not serve Boise.

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting ListStatus
Multi-County, Idaho Housing Choice Voucher Open Until Further Notice
Public Housing Open Until Further Notice
Rural Development Family Open Until Further Notice
Rural Development Senior Open Until Further Notice

Open Southwestern Idaho Cooperative Housing Authority Waiting Lists

Due to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, some waiting list openings may be postponed until further notice. Visit the housing authority's website for the latest on its current operations, if one is available. If there is no information online, contact the housing authority directly. Due to a high volume of calls and modified office hours in most areas, it may take days or weeks to get a response.

Southwestern Idaho Cooperative Housing Authority Website: http://www.sicha.org/.

Southwestern Idaho Cooperative Housing Authority Phone: (208) 585-9325.

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Due to the decentralized nature of affordable housing information, the information about this waiting list may be out of date.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

How To Apply to the Public Housing Waiting List

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.

How To Apply to the Other Waiting List

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.

How To Apply to the Other Senior Waiting List

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

More information about Southwestern Idaho Cooperative Housing Authority can be found on its website at http://www.sicha.org/.

Representatives of Southwestern Idaho Cooperative Housing Authority may be available by phone at (208) 585-9325. Unless otherwise noted above, applications will not be provided or accepted by phone.

Open today from 9:30am to 12:00pm and 1:00pm to 3:30pm MDT.

Office Hours

Day Hours
Monday 9:30am-12:00pm , 1:00pm-3:30pm
Tuesday 9:30am-12:00pm , 1:00pm-3:30pm
Wednesday 9:30am-12:00pm , 1:00pm-3:30pm
Thursday 9:30am-12:00pm , 1:00pm-3:30pm
Friday Closed
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
HCV Portability Status

As of 03/05/2019, Southwestern Idaho Cooperative Housing Authority is either absorbing or billing Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher port-in requests on a case-by-case basis. Learn more about porting Housing Choice Vouchers to a new area here.

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 853 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

The following is a summary of the types of vouchers managed and the monthly costs of each as of December 31st, 2019:

Standard Homeownership Tenant Protection Ported Out Non-Elderly Disabled
Vouchers 778 36 8 3 25
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $543 $419 $511 $649 $499
Monthly Cost $422,205 $15,096 $4,085 $1,948 $12,476

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Southwestern Idaho Cooperative Housing Authority

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.


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