The Boise City and Ada County Housing Authorities (BCACHA) have developed drafts of the Public Housing Agency (PHA) Annual Plan in compliance with the Quality Housing and Work Responsibility Act of 1998. A copy will be available for review on our website at www.bcacha.org. Any comments or recommendations from residents or the general public on … Read More
Author: Ann Upchurch
FSS Newsletter – Spring 2022
Our Family Self-Sufficiency department has issued the Spring Newsletter. Highlights include an introduction to our newest FSS Coordinator, Katie Isola. Also, you will enjoy reading about the benefits of getting outdoors, now that the weather is warming up. And, if you are finding your household budget is tighter this year, you can still enjoy local … Read More
FSS Newsletter – Winter 2022
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
Please view our video announcement about the ERAP Program.
Family Self-Sufficiency – October, November, December 2021 Newsletter
As we approach the end of another year, we might be looking back to our 2021 goals. If you feel you could use a boost in accomplishing plans you have set for yourself, you will enjoy reading our Fall 2021 Family Self-Sufficiency Newsletter. You will also find great ideas for ways to volunteer in your … Read More
Backpack Giveaway 2021!
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!
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
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
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
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