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Affordable Housing In Ada County
Idaho

69 Low Income Apartment Communities In Ada County

Ada County Ha

1721 W Victory Rd
Boise, Idaho

Leisure Village VII Mw

1721 NW 8th St
Meridian, Idaho
Subsidized

Valley Run Apartments

620 Linder Ave
Kuna, Idaho

Washington Square II

510 E Washington Ave
Meridian, Idaho

Capitol Plaza

700 W Cunningham Pl
Boise, Idaho

Hope Arms

96 Hope Arms Ln
Meridian, Idaho

Northgate Villas 2

1400 W Maple Ave
Meridian, Idaho

Leisure Village XI Mw

86 S Main St
Star, Idaho

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

Guide To Affordable Housing in Ada County, Idaho

There are 69 low income housing apartment communities offering 3,882 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 2,776 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 $847 and $1,035.

2020 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
Fair Market Rent $613 $748 $941 $1,346 $1,548
Payment Standard Range $552 to $674 $673 to $823 $847 to $1,035 $1,211 to $1,481 $1,393 to $1,703

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Ada County, ID Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 69
Total Low Income Apartments 3,882
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 $74,800

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

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $15,750 $18,000 $21,720 $26,200 $30,680 $35,160 $39,640 $44,120
50% of Median $26,200 $29,950 $33,700 $37,400 $40,400 $43,400 $46,400 $49,400
80% of Median $41,900 $47,900 $53,900 $59,850 $64,650 $69,450 $74,250 $79,050

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.