FSS Newsletter – Winter 2022

January 13, 2022By Ann UpchurchNews

Our Family Self-Sufficiency (FSS) program winter newsletter contains helpful information as we head into 2022. We will be holding two workshops in the coming future, one on organizational tips and one on self-employment guidelines. The newsletter includes the story of one of our recent FSS program graduates and his insight on volunteering and accomplishing goals. … Read More

Backpack Giveaway 2021!

August 5, 2021By Ann UpchurchNews

Boise City / Ada County Housing Authorities are again delighted to partner with the Southminster Presbyterian Church in our 2021 Backpack Giveaway program. This program has won national awards through NAHRO (The National Association of Housing and Redevelopment Officials) and has been recognized in national housing journals. The annual Backpack Giveaway program was created to … Read More

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