During this unprecedented time due to COVID-19, you may find yourself wanting to help others or needing assistance. With Governor Little announcing a ‘Shelter in Place’ order throughout the state, stable housing is now more important than ever.
This pandemic is showing the world how vital a stable home is for our health, both individually and as a community. We will continue to provide support and resources for our neighbors.
Resources shared to us by Katie Kilgrow from Idaho Housing and Finance Association (IHFA) are listed below. With the increased strain on our support services, these resources are limited and may not be available statewide.
Use and distribute this list if you or someone you know needs assistance.
- Call 211 and ask for rental assistance referrals or any other services that are needed
- Jesse Tree https://www.jessetreeidaho.org/
- United Way www.unitedwaytv.org/covid-19-treasure-valley-community-resource-page
- Idaho Department of Health and Welfare https://healthandwelfare.idaho.gov/
- Idaho Food Banks https://www.needhelppayingbills.com/html/idaho_food_banks.html
- For emergency shelter and rental housing, contact Our Path Home: 208-495-4240
- For non-emergency rental assistance, please visit: www.idahohousing.com
- Boise City Ada County Housing Public Housing https://bcacha.org/
- El Ada Housing Navigation Services: Call Jennifer Glenn at 345-2820
- Ada County Indigent Services https://adacounty.id.gov/clerk/indigent-services/
- Canyon County Indigent Services www.canyonco.org/elected-officials/clerk/indigent-services
Every county in the state of Idaho should have indigent services. If you or someone you know is located outside Ada or Canyon County, you will need to look up the contact information for organizations and programs that are closest to you.
We will continue to monitor the situation that is changing everyday. We are committed to providing housing support in any way we can to the Treasure Valley. Follow our blog to stay up to date with all things housing as we move through this pandemic. Together, we will get through this.