Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP) – provides help to local tenants affected by the COVID pandemic

April 1, 2021By Ann UpchurchNews

The Boise City / Ada County Housing Authorities are administering the Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP) for tenants in Boise and Ada County. This is the latest round of COVID relief as provided through the United States Department of the Treasury. Eligibility requirements and instructions on how to apply are explained in the link below: … Read More

Family Self-Sufficiency Newsletter – Spring 2021

April 1, 2021By Ann UpchurchNews

We are pleased to publish our Family Self-Sufficiency Newsletter for April, May and June 2021. This edition includes helpful information regarding renewing goals, being mindful of good self-care, upcoming workshops, building wealth assets, and information on COVID-19 vaccinations and the Emergency Rental Assistance Program. Please share pertinent information with your family and friends. FSS Newsletter … Read More

Family Self-Sufficiency Newsletter

December 29, 2020By Ann UpchurchNews

Welcome to the January/February/March 2021 FSS Newsletter. This edition is full of good information about the new year including FSS workshops, organizing, college and student loans, internet connectivity and a great story from one of our participants. We are also including the list of local assistance organizations again from the last newsletter edition. Enjoy the … Read More

Family Self Sufficiency Newsletter

September 30, 2020By Ann UpchurchNews

Enjoy the October, November and December 2020 edition of the Family Self-Sufficiency Newsletter posted here: FSS Newsletter Oct Nov Dec 2020 Read about how GAP insurance helped protect a FSS coordinator from considerable loss due to an auto accident. The newsletter also includes links and resources to help prepare you to vote in November. And … Read More

National Eviction Moratorium

September 29, 2020By Ann UpchurchNews

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) took action on September 1, 2020 by issuing a “temporary national moratorium” on most evictions for nonpayment of rent to help prevent the spread of coronavirus. Citing the historic threat to public health posed by coronavirus, the CDC declared that an eviction moratorium would help ensure people … Read More

New Path Receives National Recognition with Two Prestigious Awards

September 17, 2020By Ann UpchurchNews

New Path Community Housing, Idaho’s first “Housing First” community, has received recognition through two national organizations, the Affordable Housing Tax Credit Coalition and NAHRO (National Association of Housing and Redevelopment Officials). AHTCC has awarded New Path with a 2020 Charles L. Edson Tax Credit Excellence Award. Thirteen recipients received the 2020 award that recognizes outstanding … Read More

Annual Backpack Give-Away!

September 10, 2020By Ann UpchurchNews

Boise City / Ada County Housing Authorities are proud to be a recipient of a 2020 Award of Merit from NAHRO (The National Association of Housing and Redevelopment Officials) in recognition of our annual backpack give-away. The Annual Backpack Giveaway was created to address the problem of school supply affordability for low-income families. Boise City/Ada … Read More

FSS Newsletter – Jul Aug Sep 2020

July 16, 2020By Ann UpchurchNews

Our Family Self-Sufficiency department has published its summer newsletter. Read about our graduate, Natacha, who recently made dramatic changes in her life and future by applying sound principles of budgeting, avoiding debt and saving. Other articles encourage resiliency and provide avenues of empowerment during challenging times. A link to our newsletter is provided below: FSS … Read More

Financial Help Available for Idaho Renters

June 16, 2020By Ann UpchurchNews

For Immediate Release Benjamin Cushman, Media Media Contact at Idaho Housing and Finance Association Financial Help Available for Idaho Renters (Boise, Idaho, June 15, 2020) Idaho renters affected by COVID-19 may be eligible for financial assistance through Idaho Housing and Finance Association’s Housing Preservation Program. The program, which is available only to renters, provides short-term … Read More