The Coordinated Housing Options and Individualized Services (CHOIS) program provides rental assistance and case management services to homeless and disabled individuals and families. The program is funded by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and operated by the Ada County Housing Authority in collaboration with several community agencies. Participants pay 30% of their income towards rent and utilities and receive on-going supportive services.
What are the main requirements in order to qualify for this program?
To be eligible, you must be literally homeless, i.e. be living on the streets or in an emergency shelter, and you must have a disability.
How do you apply for this program?
Applicants for the CHOIS program must be referred to the program through Ada County’s Coordinated Entry System, otherwise known as “Our Path Home.” If you are experiencing homelessness, you may contact (208) 495-4240 and a staff member will conduct a brief survey to develop a plan to help access housing for you as quickly as possible.
Frequently Asked Questions
Services include, but are not limited to, mental health counseling, housing advocacy, medical care, transportation assistance, education services, food, and substance abuse treatment services.
Yes. This project serves the areas of Boise, Meridian, Garden City, Star, Kuna and Eagle.
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Medically monitored detoxification and mental health crises: Allumbaugh House