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Affordable Housing In Boise
Ada County, Idaho

46 Low Income Apartment Communities In Boise

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

Riverview Homes

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

12th & River Senior Apartments

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

Dogwood Plaza

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

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

Guide To Affordable Housing in Boise, Idaho

There are 46 low income housing apartment communities offering 2,900 affordable apartments for rent in Boise, Idaho.

Income Based Apartments in Boise, Idaho

Boise features 944 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 1,956 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 $847 and $1,035.

2020 Boise, 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.

Boise, ID Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 46
Total Low Income Apartments 2,900
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.

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 $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 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 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 $15,750 $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