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Section 8 Waiting List and Lottery

The Boise City/Ada County Housing Authority’s Housing Choice Voucher (Section 8) Waiting List is CLOSED. We will be placing 1,200 applicants on the waiting list by conducting a random lottery in July 2015.

If you submitted an application during the application period:

  • A list of confirmation numbers that were selected for the waiting list will be posted on this website and a link will be placed here by July 31, 2015. If your pre-application was chosen during the lottery, you will receive a letter from us. If you do not see your confirmation number listed on this website by July 31, 2015, this means your pre-application was NOT selected for the waiting list. Your pre-application will be discarded and you will need to re-apply once the waiting list is opened again.

If you did not submit an application during the application period:

  • You will need to apply when the waiting list opens again. We DO NOT know when the waiting list will open again. When it does, it will be posted here on this website.

Public Notice: Summer Office Hours

From June 1, 2015 through the end of summer, the Housing Authority will be operating with the following adjusted schedule:

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.

Click here to read the Press Release.


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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Low Rent Public Housing
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.
Looking for a rental?
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.
Verification of Family Income
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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