Boise County, Idaho Affordable Housing

Waiting Lists in Boise County, Idaho

There is one Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list open in Boise County.

  • is currently open for new Section 8 applications.

Go to the Idaho Section 8 Waiting Lists page for more openings near Boise County.

Finding Affordable Housing in Boise County, Idaho

There are 0 low-income apartments in Boise County that offer reduced rents to eligible households.

Rental assistance programs support 14 low-income homes in Boise County where households pay rent based on how much they earn. For 2023, elgible households participating in federally assisted housing pay an average of $347 towards rent each month.

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Affordable rent data last confirmed on March 21st, 2023. Subdsidized rents typically change once a year based on federal guidance.

Affordable Housing In Boise County

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City Apartments
Idaho City, ID Affordable Housing programs support 1 apartment communities in Idaho City.

Public Housing Agencies Serving Boise County, 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.

Housing Authority Programs
Southwestern Idaho Cooperative Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing; Homeownership Voucher; Family Self-Sufficiency
Go to the Idaho Public Housing and Low-Income Apartments Waiting Lists page for openings near Boise County.

Boise County, Idaho Affordable Housing Data

Income Based Apartments in Boise County, Idaho

Boise County features 14 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 County, Idaho

There are 0 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Boise County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Boise County, Idaho

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Boise County landlords $600 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in Boise County.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Boise County, Idaho for a two-bedroom apartment is between $1,179 and $1,441.

2023 Boise 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
Boise County, Idaho Fair Market Rent $929 $1,059 $1,310 $1,841 $2,159
Boise County, Idaho Payment Standard Range $836 to $1,022 $953 to $1,165 $1,179 to $1,441 $1,657 to $2,025 $1,943 to $2,375

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Boise County, ID Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 1
Total Low Income Apartments 14
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 14
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 17.47%
Average Renter Household Size 2.35
Average Household Size 2.29
Median Household Income $44,238 ±$6,671
Median Rent $668 ±$105
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 33.14% ± 9.26pp
Total Population 6,885

Population and Household Demographics

Boise County is a county in Idaho with a population of 6,885. There are 2,970 households in the county with an average household size of 2.29 persons. 17.47% of households in Boise County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Boise County

The median gross income for households in Boise County is $44,238 a year, or $3,687 a month. The median rent for the county is $668 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Boise County, a household making less than $2,227 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 33.14% of households who rent are overburdened in Boise County.

Area Median Income In Boise 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 Boise County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $87,500

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 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 Boise County

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Boise County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$17,700 $20,200 $23,030 $27,750 $32,470 $37,190 $41,910 $46,630
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Boise County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$29,500 $33,700 $37,900 $42,100 $45,500 $48,850 $52,250 $55,600
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Boise County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$47,150 $53,900 $60,650 $67,350 $72,750 $78,150 $83,550 $88,950