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Housing - by James Pickard
Need help with affording housing? You can learn all about Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher program that is designed to help low-income households with rental assistance so they can afford safe and quality housing. The program will pay all or some of the rental costs for eligible households.
Community Action Partnership’s Housing Program provides affordable housing for low-income households. They actually manage rental units. These apartments can be several bedrooms and rent is usually set at 30% of your adjusted monthly income. Listings and qualifications can be found on their website.
The Public Housing website lists affordable housing by city in Idaho. By clicking on the city nearest you, there is a list of complexes that offer low income housing subsidies. Housing for the elderly and families can be found there.
If you live in southern Idaho, SICHA provides rental assistance to qualified families. Their various programs can help in a number of ways. But due to budget cuts, their hours were reduced, so you will have to call during their open hours.
The Federal Government runs a website to help find affordable housing for every state. You just plug in the city and photos come up of what is available near you. For both families and individuals with low income. They also provide news articles and other resources.