Affordable Housing In Boise
Ada County, Idaho

45 Low Income Apartment Communities In Boise

12th and River Street Hsg

514 S 12th St
Boise, Idaho
Call For Rent
1 BR
Accepts Vouchers

Towne Square Apartments

244 N Allumbaugh St
Boise, Idaho
Call For Rent
Studio-2 BR
Accepts Vouchers

Apple Pointe Apartments

3410 N 34th St
Boise, Idaho
Call For Rent
1-3 BR
Accepts Vouchers

Abor Crossing Apartments

5122 W Stoker Ln
Boise, Idaho
$839-1,197
1-3 BR
Accepts Vouchers

Greenfield Village Apartments

4923 W Albion St
Boise, Idaho
Call For Rent
1-3 BR
Accepts Vouchers

Oak Park Village

2888 W Cherry Ln
Boise, Idaho
Call For Rent
1-3 BR
Accepts Vouchers

River Plaza

1249 W Grand Ave
Boise, Idaho
Call For Rent
Studio-2 BR
Accepts Vouchers

Wildwood

2369 S Orchard Street
Boise, Idaho
Call For Rent
1-3 BR
Subsidized

Samaritan Village

3360 N Collister Dr
Boise, Idaho
Subsidized
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing

Civic Plaza

190 E Front St
Boise, Idaho
Call For Rent
Studio-2 BR
Accepts Vouchers

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.

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 1,936 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 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 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