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Idaho Section 8 Housing.

The Idaho Section 8 housing choice voucher program can provide rent help to the low income, both families as well as single adults. The assistance is in the form of low cost, yet safe, apartments, homes, and houses in the private market. There are also emergency section 8 vouchers in Idaho for the disabled, elderly as well as seniors. Housing Authorities throughout the state of Idaho (listed below) can help families apply to section 8 housing near them.

The federal government funded section 8 voucher program is paid for by HUD. There are income requirements, applicants need to have a source of income (but it needs to be low), participate in self-sufficiency and more. There are also generally waiting lists in place, except for emergency Idaho Section 8 HCV. Idaho Housing authorities are the source of more information as well as applications. The applications can also be found online as well as details on the waiting list.

Section 8 also involves the participation of landlords as well as apartment communities or builders in Idaho. As they will lease out their properties (whether houses, homes, apartments, condos, etc.) to families as well as individuals across the state - but applications are available near you local at each city, town or county. If their is a waiting list in your region, then try the emergency section 8 housing choice voucher program.

Not only can the housing authorities provide requirements, lists of rental homes, and applications to section 8 housing in Idaho, but they also have lists on what properties can be leased. Not that section 8 recipients also need to select their own property to rent - the housing authority will not place the client.

Section 8 application sites in Idaho near you

American Falls and Power county housing authority
Phone: (208)226-5262
290 Tyhee Avenue
American Falls ID 83211
The public housing authority offers requirements for section 8 housing. They can also refer people to, and help clients sign up for, security deposit help, homeless prevention and rapid rehousing as well as other financial assistance programs. As the section 8 HA wants tenants to maintain housing stability.




Boise City
Phone: (208)345-4907
276 River Street
Suite 300
Boise ID, 83702
They only provides applications for the city. Call, or apply online, at HUD section 8 housing choice vouchers from organization. The government assistance can be used to pay rent, deposits, and other bills. Other programs include family self-sufficiency, public housing, porting of vouchers, job programs and more. Click here for other low income housing and rent assistance programs Ada County Idaho.

  • Outside the city, try the Ada County Housing authority at 1276 River Street, Suite 300 Boise ID 83702. Phone: (208)345-4907.

Statewide - IHFA Housing Authority
Phone: (208)331-4886
65 W. Myrtle Street
Boise ID 83702
While some cities and counties have their own public housing authority, if not listed below or above, then they agency may help. There are USDA rural programs, apartments, vouchers, and other resources.

Phone: (208)543-6171
1310 Main Street
Buhl ID, 83316

Phone: (208)733-5765
100 North Fillmore Street
Jerome ID 83338





Nampa and Canyon County Housing Authority
Phone: (208)466-2601
211 19th Avenue North
Nampa ID 83687
Programs from the HUD housing agency include (1) applications to section 8 housing choice vouchers – emergency or long term (2) family self-sufficiency (3) TBRA (tenant based rental assistance) (4) housing or rent help for veterans from SSFF and others. This can often be combined with section 8 HCV. Click here for additional Canyon County emergency rental assistance.

  • Or the city of Sicha. Address is 377 East Main Street, Middleton ID 83644. Phone: (208)585-9325

Phone: (208)233-6276
711 North 6 Avenue
Pocatello ID 83201

Twin Falls
Phone: (208)733-5765
200 Elm Street North
Twin Falls ID 83301


By Jon McNamara

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