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Frequently Asked Questions
If I filled out the pre-application form when the waiting list was open in January and February, 2022, does this mean I will receive housing assistance?
When will I find out if I've been placed on the waiting list?
A list of confirmation numbers that were selected for the waiting list will be posted on our website at www.bcacha.org no later than March 31, 2022. Also, if your pre-application was chosen during the lottery, you will receive a letter from us, so please make sure to use a reliable mailing address. PLEASE NOTE: If you do not see your confirmation number listed on the website, this means your pre-application was NOT selected for the waiting list. Your pre-application will be discarded and you will need to re-apply once the waiting list is opened again.
In what order will the pre-applications be placed on the waiting list?
Pre-applications that are selected through the lottery process will be placed in the order they were selected. Households that also meet local preferences may be moved to the top of the list and served first, before other households.
When is the waiting list going to open?
The waiting list for the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher program is currently closed. We do not know when the list will be open again.
What if my addresses changes?
If you are on the waiting list, it is your responsibility to maintain your application with current contact information, as well as family composition and income changes. You must report these changes, in writing, to our office.
Boise City/Ada County Housing Authority
Attn: Eligibility Department
1001 S Orchard Street
Boise ID 83705
Are there any preferences for the waiting list?
Yes. The Boise City/Ada County Housing Authority has established the following preferences: Idaho residents, elderly, disabled, families with minor children, and participants exiting an Idaho transitional housing program for homeless persons.
How much financial assistance does my voucher provide?
BCACHA can help you figure out if the home you want to rent is affordable within the limits of the HCV program. As long as it is, when you have a Section 8 voucher, you pay generally between 30 and 40 percent (in the first year) of your household income for rent and utilities. BCACHA pays the difference between your portion of the rent and the amount your landlord requests.
Where am I on the waiting list?
Since a household’s position on the waiting list for the Housing Choice Voucher program is dependent on a number of factors we cannot predict, (for example, how many people give up their vouchers each month, and how much funding we have available), we cannot provide an accurate estimate of when a voucher will become available. We last opened our waiting list in January / February 2022 and expect to go through that list within 2 to 2 1/2 years.
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