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SECTION 8 HOUSING CHOICE VOUCHER PROGRAM

The Boise City/Ada County Housing Authority administers the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program under contract with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).  The Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program enables very-low income families to obtain decent, safe, and affordable rental housing on the private market.  The Boise City/Ada County Housing Authority currently assists over 1800 very-low income households with Section 8 rental assistance in Idaho’s Boise City and Ada County.

VERIFICATION OF FAMILY INCOME
The BC/ACHA uses the Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) 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.

The system also identifies families that may have substantially under reported their household income.

The BC/ACHA will use the EIV system for each reexamination that is processed by your Housing Representative.  The EIV system does not eliminate the need for BC/ACHA to obtain additional information about your income, however.  We still might need third-party employment verifications (for example) completed by your employer. 

It is more important than ever to report all of your changes of family income and household composition within ten (10) days.  The EIV system allows BC/ACHA to verify your hire date and income information for all household members.  Don’t risk losing your housing assistance.  WHEN IN DOUBT, REPORT IT IN WRITING !!!

QUALIFICATIONS
In order to qualify for the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program, applicants must earn less than the following income limits established by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development on 12/18/2015.

1 Person

2 Person

3 Person

4 Person

5 Person

6 Person

7 Person

8 Person

$ 19,950

$ 22,800

$ 25,650

$ 28,500

$ 30,800

$ 33,100

$ 35,350

$ 37,650



Applicants will be required to provide the Boise City/Ada County Housing Authority with verification of all sources of income

WAITING LIST
Due to the large demand for rental assistance in the community and a limited amount of funding and federal budget cuts, the Boise City/Ada County wait list closed effective Friday, April 29, 2011 at 4:30 pm.

THE BOISE CITY/ADA COUNTY HOUSING AUTHORITY IS NOT ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR THE SECTION 8 HOUSING CHOICE VOUCHER PROGRAM AT THIS TIME.

The waiting list for voucher assistance has become so long that that the anticipated amount of time to receive assistance is 4 to 5 years from the date of application, depending on federal funding received. Applications are placed on the waiting list based on the date and time that the application is received at the Boise City/Ada County Housing Authority Office.

On June 9, 2010, the Boise City/Ada County Housing Authority Board of Commissioners suspended all local preferences except the following:

  • Applicants with a Family Unification Program referral from the Department of Health & Welfare. 
  • Applicants with a Homeless Program referral from one of the BC/ACHA recognized referring agencies. 
  • Applications with a CATCH program referral.
  • A household whose head or co-head is fleeing their home due to domestic violence.

Vouchers will be issued as funding becomes available. Families and individuals on the wait-list will be notified by mail when they reach the top of the list and vouchers are available.  Anyone on the wait-list is required to submit, in writing, any changes to their mailing address.  Failure to do so may result in losing your place on the wait-list and require you to reapply.

SUBSIDY STANDARD CHANGES
Effective October 1, 2006 the head of household parent (or guardian) and spouse/co-head will be given a separate bedroom subsidy from all other household members

  • One bedroom subsidy will be given for every two persons regardless of age/sex relationship

 

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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

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