Emergency Rental Assistance is Still Available!

August 2, 2021By Ann UpchurchNews

Boise City / Ada County Housing Authorities is administering the Emergency Rental Assistance Program in Boise and Ada County. This program is funded through the U.S. Department of the Treasury for low-income local tenants who are struggling with rent and/or utilities and the reason for this is due, in some way, to the COVID pandemic. … Read More

Family Self-Sufficiency – July, August, September 2021 Newsletter

July 1, 2021By Ann UpchurchNews

We are entering a busy summer season, with lots of sunny days ahead. After a difficult year, we are looking forward to returning to summer activities, even if some have restrictions or new capacity guidelines. Our focus article, “The Fruit of Labor” by Sonja Williams, highlights a community that took home-gardening seriously by combining talents … Read More

Jillian Patterson – President of PNRC

June 17, 2021By Ann UpchurchNews

Boise City / Ada County Housing Authorities’ Housing Programs Director, Jillian Patterson, was elected President of PNRC at their annual conference in May. Jillian is an inspiration to all at BCACHA and we are proud she is representing Boise, Idaho and our region at NAHRO. You can read more about Jillian and this role in … Read More

Idaho Press Interview – Paul Schwedelson

June 2, 2021By Ann UpchurchNews

Idaho Press Reporter, Paul Schwedelson, recently interviewed BCACHA’s Executive Director, Deanna Watson, for his article about the Boise “On Fire” rental market.  Affordable housing continues to be a major topic that is impacting so many lives in our community. With Boise being named as the nation’s “top spot” in rent increases in 2020, the challenges … Read More

Emergency Rental Assistance Available in Boise and Ada County

May 6, 2021By Ann UpchurchNews

Recent news reports continue to help us get the word out about emergency rental assistance available to Boise and Ada County tenants. Applicants need to meet income eligibility (80% AMI or lower) and have a COVID related hardship. Assistance is also available to help with past due utilities. Funding continues to be available and there … Read More

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