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Section 8 participants moving into the Boise City/Ada County Housing Authority’s jurisdiction:

  • Participating Section 8 participants must notify their PHA (initial PHA) of their intent to exercise portability and transfer their assistance to the Boise City/Ada County Housing Authority.
  • The initial PHA must mail or fax all required documents to the Boise City/Ada County Housing Authority Section 8 Eligibility Department.
  • The participant must contact the Boise City/Ada County Housing Authority Section 8 Eligibility Department at (208) 345-4907 to set up an appointment.
  • The participant will be required to have their income and family composition re-verified before the Boise City/Ada County Housing Authority will issue a Housing Choice Voucher.

Section 8 participants moving out of the Boise City/Ada County Housing Authority’s jurisdiction:

  • Participating Section 8 participants must have successfully completed their initial lease term (12 months) and must be in good standing both with their landlord and the Housing Authority. The participant must provide their landlord with a written 30-day notice of their intent to vacate and provide a copy of that notice to the Housing Authority. The participant must then notify their Housing Representative that they wish to exercise portability and transfer their Housing Choice Voucher to another PHA’s jurisdiction.
  • The participant must then provide the Boise City/Ada County Housing Authority with the name, address, phone number, and contact person of the receiving PHA.
  • The Housing Representative will review the participant’s request to transfer their Voucher according to the Boise City/Ada County Housing Authority Administrative Plan and HUD regulations.
  • The Housing Representative will re-determine the family’s income and household composition and require that the family attend a Voucher Briefing to receive a new voucher to move.
  • After the family has attended the Voucher Briefing, the Boise City/Ada County Housing Authority will mail all portability paperwork to the receiving PHA.
  • Families that have received a Housing Choice Voucher but have not leased up under the Boise City/Ada County Housing Authority’s jurisdiction must qualify under the receiving PHA’s income limits.
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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
E-Mail:  housing@bcacha.org

Content Last Updated 3/15/2017

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