Affordable Housing In Boise
Ada County, Idaho

45 Low Income Apartment Communities In Boise

Harrison Hills

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

Treehouse Apartments

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

Franklin Grove Apartments

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

Pioneer Square Apartments

1220 W Grand Ave
Boise, ID
1 BR
Subsidized

Wylie Street Station

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

Owyhee Place Apartments

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

Riverview Homes

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

12th & River Senior Apartments

514 S River St
Boise, ID
Call For Rent
1 BR
Subsidized
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing

Dogwood Plaza

1755 N Linda Vista Ln
Boise, ID
Call For Rent
1 BR
Subsidized
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing

Greenbriar Apartments

693 E Old Saybrook Ln
Boise, ID
Call For Rent
1-3 BR
Subsidized

Housing Authorities that serve Boise

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

Other Housing Authorities located in Boise

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 Boise, Idaho

There are 45 low income housing apartment communities offering 2,880 affordable apartments for rent in Boise, Idaho. Boise features 944 low income apartments with rental assistance where households typically pay no more than 30% of their income towards rent. Additionally, there are 1,936 other low income apartments that don't provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Boise.

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Boise, ID Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 45
Total Low Income Apartments 2,880
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 944
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 40.42%
Average Renter Household Size 2.30
Average Household Size 2.43
Median Household Income $50,323 ±$1,008
Median Rent $805 ±$15
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 46.33% ± 2.42pp
Total Population 214,196

Population and Household Demographics

Boise is a City in Ada County, Idaho with a population of 214,196. There are 86,916 households in the city with an average household size of 2.43 persons. 40.42% of households in Boise are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Boise

The median gross income for households in Boise is $50,323 a year, or $4,194 a month. The median rent for the city is $805 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Boise, a household making less than $2,683 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 46.33% of households who rent are overburdened in Boise.1

Area Median Income In Boise

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.

HUD often uses an area larger than a city to determine the AMI because HUD anticipates those searching for housing will look beyond individual cities during their housing search. For Boise, the AMI is calculated from all households within Ada County.

In Boise, 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 Boise

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 Boise HUD Rental Assistance in Boise

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
Fair Market Rents in Boise

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