BCACHA Administration and Planning

Section 8 Administrative Plan
Boise City/Ada County Housing Authorities operate its Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) Section 8 program according to policies contained in a document required by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, which funds the program. The document is called the HCV Administrative Plan. It covers a wide range of subjects on our Section 8 program. Some of the program's policies are explained in less formal language on other pages that are in this section of our website. This document outlines the complete set of policies that guide Section 8 at BCACHA. HCV Administrative Plan
Administration and Continued Occupancy Policy

Boise City/Ada County Housing Authorities operate its public housing program according to policies contained in a document required by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, which funds the program. The document is called the Admission and Continued Occupancy Policy or ACOP. It covers a wide range of subjects on our public housing program, from its history, to the definition of a disability, to eligibility and program rules, to rent calculation and record keeping. Some of the policies about living at our public housing apartment communities are explained in less formal language on other pages of our website. This is the place to come for the complete set of policies that guide public housing at BCACHA. ACOP Complete

Notice of Occupancy Rights under the Violence Against Women’s Act (HUD-5380)

The Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) provides protections for victims of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, or stalking. VAWA protections are not only available to women, but are available equally to all individuals regardless of sex, gender identity, or sexual orientation. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) is the Federal agency that oversees that the Housing Choice Voucher Program is in compliance with VAWA. This notice explains your rights under VAWA. A HUD approved certification form is attached to this notice. You can fill out this form to show that you are or have been a victim of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, or stalking, and that you wish to use your rights under VAWA.” HUD-5380

Certification of Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, Sexual Assault, or Stalking and Alternate Documentation (HUD-5382)

Purpose of Form: The Violence Against Women Act (“VAWA”) protects applicants, tenants, and program participants in certain HUD programs from being evicted, denied housing assistance, or terminated from housing assistance based on acts of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, or stalking against them. Despite the name of this law, VAWA protection is available to victims of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking, regardless of sex, gender identity, or sexual orientation. HUD-5382

Emergency Transfer Request (HUD- 5383)

If you are a victim of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, or stalking, and you are seeking an emergency transfer, you may use this form to request an emergency transfer and certify that you meet the requirements of eligibility for an emergency transfer under the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA). Although the statutory name references women, VAWA rights and protections apply to all victims of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault or stalking. Using this form does not necessarily mean that you will receive an emergency transfer. See your housing provider’s emergency transfer plan for more information about the availability of emergency transfers. HUD-5383

Emergency Transfer Plan

The PHA is concerned about the safety of its tenants, and such concern extends to tenants who are victims of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, or stalking. In accordance with the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA), the PHA allows tenants who are victims of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, or stalking to request an emergency transfer from the tenant’s current unit to another unit. The ability to request a transfer is available regardless of sex, gender identity, or sexual orientation. The ability of the PHA to honor such request for tenants currently receiving assistance, however, may depend upon a preliminary determination that the tenant is or has been a victim of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, or stalking, and on whether the PHA has another dwelling unit that is available and is safe to offer the tenant for temporary or more permanent occupancy. Emergency Transfer Plan