Low Income Apartments and Affordable Housing For Rent in Boise, ID

Discover affordable housing in Boise where there are 54+ housing opportunities based on income and household needs like accessible units for seniors or persons with disabilities. Find and apply to these low income apartments now.

Parkway 43 Townhomes

511 East 43rd Street, Boise, Idaho 83714

bed 3

Wylie Street Station

4611 W Wylie Ln, Boise, Idaho 83703

bed 1-3

Treehouse Apartments

280 W Boise Avenue, Boise, Idaho 83706

bed 1-3

Franklin Grove Apartments

4929 W Franklin Rd, Boise, Idaho 83705

bed 1

Riverview Homes

1070 S Leadville Ave, Boise, Idaho 83706

bed 2

12th and River Street Hsg

514 S 12th St, Boise, Idaho 83702

bed 1

Pioneer Square Apartments

1220 W Grand Ave, Boise, Idaho 83702

bed 1-3

Owyhee Place Apartments

2500 S Owyhee St, Boise, Idaho 83705

bed 1-4

Harrison Hills

2260 N Harrison Blvd, Boise, Idaho 83702

bed 1

12th & River Senior Apartments

514 S River St, Boise, Idaho 83702

bed 1

Dogwood Plaza

1755 N Linda Vista Ln, Boise, Idaho 83704

bed 1

Greenbriar Apartments

693 E Old Saybrook Ln, Boise, Idaho 83706

bed 1-3

Arc Living Residential Home

217 S Ruby St, Boise, Idaho 83705

bed Studio-1

Thomas Logan Apartments

528 W. Grove St, Boise, Idaho 83702

bed Studio-3

Vineyard at Eagle Promenade

10482 W. Utahna Road, Boise, Idaho 83714

bed 1-2

Samaritan Village

3360 N Collister Dr, Boise, Idaho 83703

Bannock Arms Apartments

330 E Bannock St, Boise, Idaho 83712

bed 1

The Cottage

3390 N Collister Dr, Boise, Idaho 83703

Barton Apartments

5306 W State St, Boise, Idaho 83703

West Central Mountain Homes

565 W. Myrtle, Suite 250, Boise, Idaho 83702

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elderly Senior
payment Income Based
accessibility Accessible
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How To Identify Affordable Housing in Boise, Idaho

Look for program and preference badges on affordable apartment listings. These badges can help you identify the types of low income housing each apartment offers and if you may be eligbile for rental assistance or reduced rents.

Badge Description
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Low income apartments with no or short waiting lists.
payment Subsidized
Low income housing where the rent is subsidized and the renter pays only a portion of total rent.
real_estate_agent Accepts Vouchers
Apartments that accept Section 8 vouchers near you
elderly Senior
Rental housing for seniors who are 55 (or sometimes 62) and older.
payment Income Based
Affordable apartments where the rent paid is based on renter income.
accessibility Accessible
Meets Accessibilty Requirements of the Fair Housing Act, the ADA, or HUD policy.
accessible_forward Disability
Apartments for individuals or families with disabilities.
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Reported On May 14th, 2024 by Lorena Bentley

The Hourly Wage Needed to Afford A Safe, Modest 2 Bed Apartment In Boise, Idaho
$19.04 (+263%) more than Idaho minimum wage and $19.04 (+263%) more than the Federal minimum wage.
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What HUD offices serve Boise, 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.

Operates the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), Public Housing programs for Boise, Idaho.
Operates the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), Public Housing programs for Boise, Idaho.

Go to the Idaho Public Housing and Low-Income Apartments Waiting Lists page for openings near Boise.

How many renters live in Boise, Idaho?

The City of Boise has people living in households.

There are renters living in renter households in this City. Renters make up 30.36 percent of the population living in Boise.

What is the rental market like in Boise, Idaho?

There are an estimated housing units in the Boise area. Of these, units are rental homes, making up percent of the housing market. For every renter household in Boise, Idaho, there are 1.12 rental units.

What is the vacancy rate for rentals in Boise?

The rental vacancy rate in Boise is 3 percent. This is a lower than average vacancy rate. When rental vacancy rates are low there are fewer available units. Rents tend to be higher as more people compete for scarce housing.

How many rental units are in Boise for each bedroom size?

Occupied Rental Units by Size in Boise
Studio One-Bedroom Two-Bedroom Three-Bedroom Four+ Bedrooms
1,946 7,905 13,809 8,248 1,474
Occupied Rental Units by Size in Boise

A large number of apartments in Boise have two or fewer bedrooms. Seniors and young professionals especially may have more success finding an apartment that meets their needs.

How Much Is Rent in Boise

Depending on size, the Fair Market Rent - HUDs measurement of the cost of an average housing unit - ranges from $993 to $2,298. FMRs are updated annually by HUD for every city and county nationwide.

Bed Size 2024 Fair Market Rents
Studio $993
One BR $1,139
Two BR $1,388
Three BR $1,956
Four BR $2,298
2024 Fair Market Rents in Boise, Idaho

How many units are rented at Fair Market Rent (FMR) in Boise?

Renters with a Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher must select a home that is at or below the area’s Fair Market Rent. Markets with a large share of units above FMR tend to have longer search times to find a qualified unit, while those with a large share of units below FMR tend to have more choices and shorter search times. The share below FMR can vary by size of unit, as shown in the table below.

These are the approximate number of units renting below the FMR in this market:

Unit Size Count of Units Below FMR Percentage of Total Units Below FMR
Studio 899 46 percent
One BR 3,992 50 percent
Two BR 7,687 56 percent
Rental Units Below FMR in Boise, Idaho

How many affordable rental units are in Boise?

There are a variety of federal affordable housing programs serving households in Boise, Idaho including the following:

Federal Program Unit Count
Low Income Housing Tax Credit
Public Housing
Section 8 Project-Based Rental Assistance
Section 202 Supportive Housing for the Elderly
Section 811 Supportive Housing for Persons with Disabilities
Tracked Units by Federal Program in Boise, Idaho

Rental units may be funded in part by multiple federal programs.

Income Based Apartments in Boise, Idaho

Boise features 1,018 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 Boise, Idaho

There are 2,050 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Boise.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Boise, Idaho

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Boise landlords $500 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $400 towards rent in Boise.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Boise, Idaho for a two-bedroom apartment is between $1,249 and $1,527.

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.