Affordable Housing In Ada County
Idaho

Waiting List Openings In Ada County

Boise City and Ada County, ID Limited Section 8 HCV Waiting List

The Boise City/Ada County Housing Authority (BCACHA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list applications are being accepted on a limited basis from January 10, 2022 until February 10, 2022.

How to Apply for the Boise City and Ada County, ID Limited Section 8 HCV Waiting List.

72 Low Income Apartment Communities In Ada County

The Foothills

2308 E Franklin Rd
Meridian, Idaho
Call For Rent
2-4 BR

Harrison Hills

2260 N Harrison Blvd
Boise, Idaho
Income Based
1 BR
Subsidized
62+
Accessible

Treehouse Apartments

280 W Boise Avenue
Boise, Idaho
Call For Rent
1-3 BR
Subsidized

Franklin Grove Apartments

4929 W Franklin Rd
Boise, Idaho
Call For Rent
1 BR
Subsidized

Parkway 43 Townhomes

511 East 43rd Street
Boise, Idaho
Call For Rent
3 BR

Pioneer Square Apartments

1220 W Grand Ave
Boise, Idaho
Call For Rent
1-3 BR
Subsidized

Wylie Street Station

4611 W Wylie Ln
Boise, Idaho
Call For Rent
1-3 BR
Subsidized

Owyhee Place Apartments

2500 S Owyhee St
Boise, Idaho
Income Based
1-4 BR
Subsidized

Cottonwood Meadows Apartments

1801 E State Street
Eagle, Idaho
Call For Rent
1-2 BR
55+

Riverview Homes

1070 S Leadville Ave
Boise, Idaho
Call For Rent
2 BR
Subsidized

Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in Ada County, Idaho

Public Housing Agencies operate federally assisted affordable housing programs at local levels on behalf of HUD. Notably, housing agencies are responsible for managing Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher, Public Housing, and Project-Based Voucher waiting lists within their jurisdiction.

Households who qualify for these programs may also qualify for Project-Based Section 8, which contributes rental assistance payments directly to private landlords on behalf of low-income tenants. Eligibility for the project-based program is similar to the voucher programs, but waiting list and application policies will vary depending on the landlord.

Public Housing Agencies Serving Ada County, Idaho

Housing Authority Programs
Ada County Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing
Boise City Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing

Guide To Affordable Housing in Ada County, Idaho

There are 72 low income housing apartment communities offering 3,883 affordable apartments for rent in Ada County, Idaho.

Income Based Apartments in Ada County, Idaho

Ada County features 1,106 income based apartments. Tenants of income based apartments typically pay no more than 30% of their income towards rent and utilities.

Low Rent Apartments in Ada County, Idaho

There are 2,777 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Ada County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Ada County, Idaho

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Ada County landlords $600 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $400 towards rent in Ada County.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Ada County, Idaho for a two-bedroom apartment is between $1,006 and $1,230.

2022 Ada County, Idaho Fair Market Rents and Housing Choice Voucher Payment Standards

Fair Market Rents can be used to better understand the average housing costs of an area. Fair Market Rents are used by HUD to establish payment and rent standards for federal rental assistance programs like the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program.

Studio One BR Two BR Three BR Four BR
Ada County, Idaho Fair Market Rent $783 $896 $1,118 $1,577 $1,841
Ada County, Idaho Payment Standard Range $705 to $861 $806 to $986 $1,006 to $1,230 $1,419 to $1,735 $1,657 to $2,025

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Ada County, ID Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 72
Total Low Income Apartments 3,883
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 1,106
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 32.71%
Average Renter Household Size 2.52
Average Household Size 2.61
Median Household Income $56,356 ±$1,082
Median Rent $856 ±$12
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 45.31% ± 1.94pp
Total Population 417,501

Population and Household Demographics

Ada County is a county in Idaho with a population of 417,501. There are 157,286 households in the county with an average household size of 2.61 persons. 32.71% of households in Ada County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Ada County

The median gross income for households in Ada County is $56,356 a year, or $4,696 a month. The median rent for the county is $856 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Ada County, a household making less than $2,853 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 45.31% of households who rent are overburdened in Ada County.

Area Median Income In Ada County

Affordable housing program eligibility is always determined by one's income. Each household's income is compared to the incomes of all other households in the area. This is accomplished through a statistic established by the government called the Area Median Income, most often referred to as AMI. The AMI is calculated and published each year by HUD.

In Ada County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $75,300

Most affordable housing programs determine eligibility based on the percent of AMI a given household's income is. Among the programs that determine eligibility based on the AMI are Section 8, HOME, LIHTC, Section 515, 202 and 811.

Rental Assistance in Ada County

Rental assistance is a type of housing subsidy that pays for a portion of a renter’s monthly housing costs, including rent and tenant paid utilities. This housing assistance can come in the form of Section 8 Housing Choice Vouchers, project-based Section 8 contracts, public housing, USDA Rental Assistance (in Section 515 properties) as well as HUD Section 202 and 811 properties for elderly and disabled households.

Income Qualifications for HUD Rental Assistance in Ada County

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Ada County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$15,850 $18,100 $21,960 $26,500 $31,040 $35,580 $40,120 $44,660
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Ada County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$26,400 $30,150 $33,900 $37,650 $40,700 $43,700 $46,700 $49,700
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Ada County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$42,200 $48,200 $54,250 $60,250 $65,100 $69,900 $74,750 $79,550

Cities In Ada County

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City Served By
Boise The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Boise are the Boise City Housing Authority and Ada County Housing Authority.
Eagle The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Eagle are the Ada County Housing Authority and Boise City Housing Authority.
Garden City The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Garden City are the Ada County Housing Authority and Boise City Housing Authority.
Hidden Spring The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Hidden Spring are the Ada County Housing Authority and Boise City Housing Authority.
Kuna The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Kuna are the Ada County Housing Authority and Boise City Housing Authority.
Meridian The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Meridian are the Ada County Housing Authority and Boise City Housing Authority.
Star The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Star are the Ada County Housing Authority and Boise City Housing Authority.