Idaho Affordable Rentals

IDAHO AFFORDABLE RENTALS

PLEASE READ THIS BEFORE YOU CALL US:

DISCLAIMER

Homeless To Independence Inc. is an All-Volunteer, Faith-Based, 501©3 non-profit organization. We do NOT receive any grant funding what-so-ever to pay bills for anyone in any situation. We do not give away money. We do not give out loans against any items for money.

This ministry is supported with generous financial donations that are used to help keep us functioning. Our purpose is to help supply individuals and families with personal needs such as food, toiletries, clothing, household items, furniture and baby/adult diapers/wipes both locally and to areas effected by disasters . At this time, we do not offer any shelter or transitional housing services. Again, we DO NOT pay any bills. We DO NOT pay any rents or mortgages.

If you are actually homeless, or about to be homeless or need emergency assistance of any kind, you can:

1. DIAL “211” from a:

a. Land line telephone. Tell the receiver your situation and what you need. They will give you information specific for the physical location you are currently at plus any referrals you may need. They have the most up to the minute information for your specific area. Dialing “211” will get you help and much more info than this office can provide. Homeless to Independence wants you to have all the information you need to get through the situation you are in.

b. Cell Telephone – This will ONLY bring you to the correct information center in the area code within the very same City/Town in the County & State you purchased/acquired your cell telephone in!

PLEASE NOTE: If you do not have a land-line telephone or cell telephone, go to your local police department, library, or house of worship and ask to use their land-line telephone. They may even make the call on your behalf.

2. Use the internet and go to: http://www.211.org/

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Homeless To Independence Inc. is not responsible for misprints or cancellations of events by the event holders, landlord and/or their agent, or ourselves. Homeless to Independence Inc. also reserves the right to “NOT” offer services to people and/or persons that are rude, unpleasant, and untruthful in any way shape or form, belligerent and the like.

OCCASIONALLY, THERE WILL BE ARTICLES BY OTHER WRITERS. HOMELESS TO INDEPENDENCE MAY NOT NECESSARILY AGREE WITH THEIR VIEWPOINTS, BUT WE DO RESPECT THEM. THANK YOU FOR YOUR COOPERATION!

OFFICE CONTACT INFO:

THE VERY BEST WAY TO CONTACT ME IS TO SEND ME AN EMAIL: ANN@HOMELESSTOINDEPENDENCE.ORG

OFFICE NUMBER IS: 1-732-264-7500

Please note that our office does have very limited volunteer staff and if we are one telephone line we cannot answer the other line. There is simply not enough time in the day to answer and/or return each and every telephone call.

IF YOU ARE ASKING FOR FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE, NO ONE WILL CONTACT YOU BACK.

THANK YOU!!!

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IDAHO SECTION8 HOUSING ALERT!

Ada County Housing Authority
1276 River Street, Suite 300
Boise, Ada County, ID
208-345-4907 http://www.bcacha.org/

The Boise City/Ada County Housing Authority (BC/ACHA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently open on a limited basis, from May 9, 2016 at 6:00 am, until May 27, 2016 at 5:00 pm MT. It was last open for two weeks in June 2015, and prior to that in April 2011.

Please note:

According to the BC/ACHA, “Due to limited funding availability, the BCACHA will only be opening the waiting list to applicants that meet the following criteria. Applicants must meet all of the qualifications in order to be eligible for the lottery:
Head of Household must be over 18 years of age; AND
The household must be low-income (50% or below Area Median Income); AND
Must meet at least one of the following definitions:
Head of household, co-head or spouse are age 62 or older; or
Head of household, co-head or spouse is disabled; or
Families with children under the age of 18”
This waiting list has preferences. This means that applicants who qualify for these preferences will receive assistance before applicants who do not. Because of these preferences, applicants who do not qualify may have a longer wait to receive assistance.

To apply, complete the online pre-application. The pre-application is available in English and Spanish.

If an applicant does not have access to the Internet, they can use a friend or family member’s computer, or one at a local library.

This waiting list has the following preferences: Disabled, live in Ada County.

2,500 applicants will be placed on the waiting list by random lottery.

Important note: Applicants who have been placed on the waiting list must inform the housing authority immediately if your application information changes (such as contact information, income, and household members). In the case that the office sends a notice that does not get returned, or if application information is out of date, your name may be terminated from the waiting list. Contact the housing authority to find out how to update application information.

For more information, visit the BC/ACHA website, or call the office at (208) 287-1092.

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Boise City Housing Authority
1276 River Street, Suite 300
Boise, Ada County, ID
208-345-4907 http://www.bcacha.org/

The Boise City/Ada County Housing Authority (BC/ACHA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently open on a limited basis, from May 9, 2016 at 6:00 am, until May 27, 2016 at 5:00 pm MT. It was last open for two weeks in June 2015, and prior to that in April 2011.

Please note:

According to the BC/ACHA, “Due to limited funding availability, the BCACHA will only be opening the waiting list to applicants that meet the following criteria. Applicants must meet all of the qualifications in order to be eligible for the lottery:
Head of Household must be over 18 years of age; AND
The household must be low-income (50% or below Area Median Income); AND
Must meet at least one of the following definitions:
Head of household, co-head or spouse are age 62 or older; or
Head of household, co-head or spouse is disabled; or
Families with children under the age of 18”
This waiting list has preferences. This means that applicants who qualify for these preferences will receive assistance before applicants who do not. Because of these preferences, applicants who do not qualify may have a longer wait to receive assistance.

To apply, complete the online pre-application. The pre-application is available in English and Spanish.

If an applicant does not have access to the Internet, they can use a friend or family member’s computer, or one at a local library.

This waiting list has the following preferences: Disabled, live in Ada County.

2,500 applicants will be placed on the waiting list by random lottery.

Important note: Applicants who have been placed on the waiting list must inform the housing authority immediately if your application information changes (such as contact information, income, and household members). In the case that the office sends a notice that does not get returned, or if application information is out of date, your name may be terminated from the waiting list. Contact the housing authority to find out how to update application information.

For more information, visit the BC/ACHA website, or call the office at (208) 287-1092.

UPDATED 05-11-16
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THIS IS THE VERY BEST PLACE TO HELP WITH YOUR HOUSING NEEDS! THIS IS A FREE SERVICE FOR ALL 50-STATES, WASHINGTON D.C. AND PUERTO RICO!

http://affordablehousingonline.com/

AHO Main Info

Updated 06-10-15
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If you are looking for a room to rent, to share an apartment or sublet an apartment,

GO TO: http://www.roomster.com/

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Affordable & Accessible Housing in Idaho

Socialserve.com is a free, online, searchable database for tenants, landlords and housing agencies to list and find affordable places for rent or sale. You can search for housing based on price, Section 8, distance to public transportation and accessibility features like ramps, accessible parking and automatic door entry. Choose the city you want and then the accessible tab for accessible housing.

This information was recently added to Disability.gov. To learn more visit https://www.disability.gov/state/idaho/housing.

Updated 08-25-11

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PHA’S – PUBLIC HOUSING AUTHORITIES:

Type: This indicates the type of program administered by a PHA. “Both” represents administration of both Section-8 and Low-rent programs.

ID012 American Falls
Phone: (208)226-5262
Fax: (208)226-7945
290 Tyhee Avenue, American Falls ID 83211
Low-Rent

ID013 Boise City
Phone: (208)345-4907
Fax: (208)345-4909
1276 River Street, Suite 300, Boise ID 83702
Both

ID021 Ada County
Phone: (208)345-4907
Fax: (208)345-4909
1276 River Street, Suite 300, Boise ID 83702
Both

ID020 IHFA
Phone: (208)331-4886
Fax: (208)331-4808
565 West Myrtle Street, Boise ID 83702
Low-Rent

ID901 IHFA – Sec 8
Phone: (208)331-4886
Fax: (208)331-4808
565 W. Myrtle Street, Boise ID 83702
Section 8

ID010 Buhl
Phone: (208)543-6171
Fax: (208)543-4719
1310 Main Street, Buhl, ID 83316
Low-Rent

ID011 Jerome
Phone: (208)733-5765
Fax: (208)733-5878
100 North Fillmore Street, Jerome ID 83338
Low-Rent

ID016 Sicha
Phone: (208)585-9325
Fax: (208)585-9326
377 East Main Street, Middleton ID 83644
Both

ID002 Nampa
Phone: (208)466-2601
Fax: (208)466-1216
211 19th Avenue North, Nampa ID 83687
Low-Rent

ID005 Pocatello
Phone: (208)233-6276
Fax: (208)233-9821
711 North 6 Avenue, Pocatello ID 83201
Both

ID001 Twin Falls
Phone: (208)733-5765
Fax: (208)733-5878
200 Elm Street North, Twin Falls, ID 83301
Low-Rent

Type: This indicates the type of program administered by a PHA. “Both” represents administration of both Section-8 and Low-rent programs.

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A free housing service that helps people find a room, house or apartment that best suits their needs. Search by
rent amount, accessibility features, housing vouchers and more. Also has information about moving costs,
assisted living facilities, help for people who are homeless and financial assistance to help pay rent.

For more information visit this link: http://www.disability.gov/state/idaho/housing

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HUD Field Office:

Boise Field Office
800 Park Blvd, Suite 220
Boise, ID 83712

Phone: (208) 334-1990
Email: Customer Service
Fax: (208) 334-9648
TTY: (208) 334-9094

Jurisdiction: State of Idaho

William B. Jolley, Field Office Director
Office of the Field Office Director

Office Hours: 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.,
Monday through Friday

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Program Description
This program can help individuals buy a single family home. While HUD does not lend money directly to buyers
to purchase a home, FHA-approved lenders make loans through a number of FHA-insurance programs.
General Program Requirements
In order to qualify for this benefit program, you must be a member of a housing cooperative or interested in
purchasing a unit in a cooperative housing project.

Loan Terms
Please contact an FHA-approved lender for loan term information. To find an approved lender, please visit:
http://portal.hud.gov/portal/page?_pageid=73,1827603&_dad=portal&_schema=PORTAL

Your Next StepsThe following information will lead you to the next steps to apply for this benefit.
Application Process
For more information, see the Program Contact Information below.

Program Contact Information
To read more about the home buying process, please visit:
http://www.hud.gov/buying/index.cfm

To read more about this program, go to:
http://www.hud.gov/offices/hsg/mfh/progdesc/coop213.cfm

To obtain a FHA-insured mortgage, look in your local Yellow Pages under “Mortgages” or contact a FHA-
approved lender:
http://www.hud.gov/ll/code/llplcrit.html

Managing Agency
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
http://www.hud.gov/

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As I search for rentals throughout our state, I look for certain criteria:

1. I have decided to not list so many houses for rent, as apartments, in most cases do include heat. Please keep in mind that winter is at our door-step and the cost of heating is on the rise. The monthly rental may seem a bit higher priced, however, it will be worth it in the long-run.

2. I will not list housing that requires a fee for their service, nor a fee per call. I do agree with a fee, however for the back-ground and/or credit check, THE FEE IS APPROPRIATE, since those companies providing the background check and credit check do charge a fee for their services.

3. I will do my best to keep the maximum rental amount within the cost of living to your area, however, if Section 8 or TRA is accepted the rental amount may be more because there are times when the utilities are included.

4. I will not list without the rental amount included

5. I try not to list rental opportunities that offer “Option to Buy” – I have found that in most of these situations it does not work out properly for either party involved. I am working on a “First Time Home Purchaser” list of programs from throughout the State, that operates in an official capacity to help those that are working so diligently to raise their families and deserve to show something for their hard, hard work.

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WE LEAVE NO STONE UNTURNED WHEN IT COMES TO HELPING OTHERS!!

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