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

Discover affordable housing in Boise County where there are 1+ 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.

Shadow Mountain Apartments

205 W Wall St, Idaho City, Idaho 83631

Open Until Further Notice

Reported On February 23rd, 2024 by Nathan Brunet

The Hourly Wage Needed to Afford A Safe, Modest 2 Bed Apartment In Boise County, 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 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.

Operates the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), Public Housing, Homeownership Voucher, Family Self-Sufficiency programs for Boise County, Idaho.

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

How many renters live in Boise County, Idaho?

The County of Boise County has 7,809 people living in 3,396 households.

There are 1,071 renters living in 474 renter households in this County. Renters make up 13.71 percent of the population living in Boise County.

What is the rental market like in Boise County, Idaho?

There are an estimated 5,497 housing units in the Boise County area. Of these, 483 units are rental homes, making up 9 percent of the housing market. For every renter household in Boise County, Idaho, there are 1 rental units.

What is the vacancy rate for rentals in Boise County?

The rental vacancy rate in Boise County is 1 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 County for each bedroom size?

Occupied Rental Units by Size in Boise County
Studio One-Bedroom Two-Bedroom Three-Bedroom Four+ Bedrooms
18 88 157 141 41
Occupied Rental Units by Size in Boise County

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

How many renter households in Boise County are overburdened by housing costs?

Among renter households in this market, 16 percent have housing cost burden. Further, 5 percent of households are extremely rent overburdened. When renters pay too much for their housing, it leaves little money for other necessities like food, clothes, or medicine.

The federal government says that renters are cost-burdened if they pay more than a third of their monthly income for rent and utilities.

How Much Is Rent in Boise County

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 County, Idaho

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

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 18 100 percent
One BR 44 50 percent
Two BR 110 70 percent
Rental Units Below FMR in Boise County, Idaho

How many affordable rental units are in Boise County?

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

Federal Program Unit Count
Low Income Housing Tax Credit 14
Section 8 Project-Based Rental Assistance 14
Tracked Units by Federal Program in Boise County, Idaho

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

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 $1,249 and $1,527.

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.