Affordable Housing In Ada County
Idaho

68 Low Income Apartment Communities In Ada County

Arc Living Residential Home

217 S Ruby St
Boise, ID
Call For Rent
Studio-1 BR
Accessible
Subsidized

Tramore Senior Apartments

1103 W. Pine Ave.
Meridian, ID
62+
HCV Welcome

Bannock Arms Apartments

330 E Bannock St
Boise, ID
62+
Subsidized

Parkhill Apartments

2501 N 15th St
Boise, ID
HCV Welcome

Centennial Manor

661 S Curtis Rd
Boise, ID
Call For Rent
1 BR
62+
Accessible

Linder Apartments

25 W Flyline Lane
Kuna, ID
HCV Welcome

Eagle Manor

276 E Cedar Ridge St
Eagle, ID
Subsidized

Adare Manor Apartments

2403 W Fairview Ave
Boise, ID
HCV Welcome

Barton Apartments

5306 W State St
Boise, ID
Accessible
Disabled Supportive Housing
Subsidized

Leisure Village

540 Linder Ave
Kuna, ID
Subsidized

Housing Authorities that serve Ada County

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

Other Housing Authorities located in Ada County

Housing Authority Programs
Idaho Housing And Finance Association Public Housing
Idaho Housing And Finance Association Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)

Guide To Affordable Housing in Ada County, Idaho

There are 68 low income housing apartment communities offering 3,866 affordable apartments for rent in Ada County, Idaho. Ada County features 1,090 low income apartments with rental assistance where households typically pay no more than 30% of their income towards rent. Additionally, there are 2,776 other low income apartments that don't provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Ada County.

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Ada County, ID Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 68
Total Low Income Apartments 3,866
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 1,090
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.1

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 $73,600

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 Ada County HUD Rental Assistance in Ada County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $15,500 $17,700 $21,330 $25,750 $30,170 $34,590 $39,010 $43,430
50% of Median $25,800 $29,450 $33,150 $36,800 $39,750 $42,700 $45,650 $48,600
80% of Median $41,250 $47,150 $53,050 $58,900 $63,650 $68,350 $73,050 $77,750
Low Income Housing Tax Credits in Ada County

The Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) program aims to create affordable rental housing for low and very low income families.

From 1990 to 2012, 29 low income apartment communities containing 1,991 rental apartments have been constructed and made affordable to low income persons in Ada County by the Low Income Housing Tax Credit Program.

If your income is less than 60% of the Area Median Income (AMI), you should not expect to pay more than the rent value for a unit in the table below. However, Affordable apartment communities that receive funding through the Low Income Housing Tax Credit program may have rental units that are not subject to income and rent limits.

Rent limits for the LIHTC Program are determined so that a household making the maximum income for the expected household size of the unit would only pay 30% of their income for rent.

Income Qualifications for Low Income Housing Tax Credit Apartments in Ada County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
50% of Median $25,800 $29,450 $33,150 $36,800 $39,750 $42,700 $45,650 $48,600
60% of Median $30,960 $35,340 $39,780 $44,160 $47,700 $51,240 $54,780 $58,320

For example, the expected household size for a two bedroom apartment is 3 people. Using the table above, the maximum income for a 3 person household at 60% of the AMI in Ada County is $39,780 a year, or $3,315 a month. To determine the maximum rent in the table below we multiply the monthly maximum income, $3,315 by 30% to get a maximum rent of $995 a month.

Rent for units in the LIHTC Program include a utility allowance which is determined by the average monthly cost of utilities paid directly by residents. This allowance has not been subtracted from the rents in the table below. These utility allowances are set on a property by property basis.

% of AMI Studio 1 Bed 2 Bed 3 Bed 4 Bed 5 Bed
50% $645 $691 $829 $957 $1,068 $1,178
60% $774 $829 $995 $1,148 $1,281 $1,414
Fair Market Rents in Ada County

Fair Market Rents, often abbreviated as FMR, can be used to better understand the average housing costs of an area. Notably, Fair Market Rents are used to establish the payment standards for the Housing Choice Voucher Program, maximum rents in HOME financed rental projects and initial rents for Section 8 project based assistance.

2020 Fair Market Rents
Studio One BR Two BR Three BR Four BR
$613 $748 $941 $1,346 $1,548

Cities In Ada County

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City Listings Served By
Boise 45 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Boise are the Boise City Housing Authority and Ada County Housing Authority.
Meridian 9 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Meridian are the Ada County Housing Authority and Boise City Housing Authority.
Garden City 4 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Garden City are the Ada County Housing Authority and Boise City Housing Authority.
Eagle 6 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Eagle are the Ada County Housing Authority and Boise City Housing Authority.
Kuna 3 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Kuna are the Ada County Housing Authority and Boise City Housing Authority.
Star 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Star are the Ada County Housing Authority and Boise City Housing Authority.
Hidden Spring 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Hidden Spring are the Ada County Housing Authority and Boise City Housing Authority.