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Housing Choice Voucher (Section 8)
Waiting List Opening
May 9th - May 27th 2016


On May 9, 2016 the Boise City/Ada County Housing Authority (BCACHA) will begin accepting pre-applications for placement on the Housing Choice Voucher (Section 8) waiting list. All Applications must be submitted online by accessing the BCACHA website starting at 6 a.m. May 9, 2016 through 5 p.m. May 27, 2016.

After May 27th, a lottery will be held to determine random placement on the waiting list. Only 2,500 names drawn will receive a place on the waiting list. There is NO advantage to submitting an application on the first day, since all pre-applications have an equal chance of being drawn in the lottery.

For more information, click here.


Wait List Opens - Public and Multifamily Housing

August 1, 2015, the Wait List for Public Housing and Multifamily Housing opens until further notice.  Click here to read the announcement and application process.


Public Notice: Office Hours

The Housing Authority will be open to the public during these hours:

Monday - Thursday 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.  The Housing Authority offices will be closed on Fridays.


Welcome to the Boise City Ada County Housing Authority web-site. I would like to thank you for looking into what our agency provides to the residents in Ada County. Since 1967, the Boise City Ada County Housing Authority has played a key role in providing housing options for low and moderate income residents in Ada County. The Boise City Ada County Housing Authority recognizes the complex challenges facing those who are in need of affordable housing, and seeks to provide strategic and creative solutions to assist them. Through the administration of several federal housing programs and the management of multiple properties owned by our agency, the Boise City Ada County Housing Authority currently assists over 3000 families in obtaining decent, safe, and affordable housing solutions within our jurisdiction.

The challenge of providing affordable housing requires concerted, strategic efforts by all who are charged with this mission. By working in partnership with governmental entities, social service agencies, non-profit agencies, and the faith-based community, the Boise City Ada County Housing Authority attempts to create a safety net that is able to address more than just the housing needs of low and moderate income Ada County residents. The Boise City Ada County Housing Authority has initiated several strategies with these partnering entities to empower residents and program participants in achieving the goal of self-sufficiency.

It is our goal at the Boise City Ada County Housing Authority to serve the public with as much efficiency within our means. If, at any time, you have felt that you have received anything less than the best possible service from us, please let me know by sending me a message at dwatson@bcacha.org.

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Ada County Housing Authority is NOT currently accepting applications for the Low Rent Public Housing Program (10 scattered sites only). The waiting list is closed effective February 1, 2011.
Please visit www.HousingIdaho.com or call toll free 1-877-428-8844. If you need of emergency housing assistance, please contact Idaho Care Line at 211.
The Boise City/Ada County Housing Authority (BC/ACHA) uses the Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) new Enterprise Income Verification (EIV) System to view employment information, wages, unemployment compensation and social security benefit information for any member of an assisted household, at any point in time.

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Boise City Ada County Housing Authority
1276 W River St., Suite 300,  Boise, Idaho  83702
Phone:  (208) 345-4907     Fax:  (208) 345-4909     TTY:  (208) 363-9734
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