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Housing Choice Voucher (Section 8) 
Waiting List Now Open
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. The BCACHA waiting list is only open to applicants that meet the following criteria. Applicants must meet all of the qualifications in order to be eligible for the lottery:

      check_mark Must meet at least one of the following definitions:
                  box_bullet_list Head of household, co-head or spouse are age 62 or older; or
                  box_bullet_list Head of household, co-head or spouse is disabled; or
                  box_bullet_list Families with children under the age of 18
      check_mark Head of Household must be over 18 years of age; AND
      check_mark The household must be low-income (50% or below Area Median
Income); AND

If you meet the above criteria, you may apply by clicking on the following link(s) beginning May 9th 2016 at 6:00 am:

To apply, click on the link(s) below:

       English version: https://idboiseadaco.tenmast.com/apply

Spanish version: https://idboiseadacospanish.tenmast.com/apply

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 on computer access locations and Frequently Asked Questions, 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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1276 W River St., Suite 300,  Boise, Idaho  83702
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