Tenant Mutual Aid Resources

Resource list:

  • Fair Housing Legal Resources–
  • Intermountain Fair Housing Council – Fair Housing assistance 208 383 0695 throughout Idaho. Self-advocacy assistance, legal support, Fair Housing Act education.
  • Landlord / Tenant Legal Resources–
  • Idaho Legal Aid Services Boise Office – 208 345 0106  
  • Housing Hotline – 844 804 0386 For other areas of Idaho – look on ILAS’s website. Income caps
  • Concordia Housing Clinic – 208 639 5422 Treasure Valley ONLY. BUT they will also give advice if outside TV No income caps- deal with Evictions, repairs, threat of turning off utilities or if they were turned off already, getting a security deposit back.
  • Idaho State Bar-  208 334 4500 Idaho Volunteer Lawyer Program (IVLP) – income caps Lawyer Referral Service ($35/half hour consultation).
  • ITLA Street Law Clinic –  208 345 1890 Idaho Trial Lawyers Association – designed to provide on-the-spot legal advice to walk-in clients on the 2nd and 4th Monday of each month at the downtown branch of the Boise Public Library. The ITLA Street Law Clinics begin at 4:00 pm and end promptly at 6:00 pm. Check-in begins at 3:45 pm and no new intakes are allowed after 5:30 pm.
  • Housing Assistance–
  • Idaho Housing and Finance –  855 505 4700 HUD housing, Section 8 project based, Section 42 tax credit
  • Boise City Ada County Housing Authority (BCACHA)- 208 345 4907 caseworker, ED Deanna Watson, head of public housing Jillian Patterson HUD project based housing. Section 8 CHOIS vouchers (vouchers that travel with the individual)  
  • Astegos.org – 208 649 0499 a. Family Counseling Services The hours of our Counseling Center in Boise are Tuesday – Friday: 10am to 6pm and Saturday 8am to 3pm http://www.fcsmeridian.com b. Center for Homeless Children Our goal is to provide a year round Day Center for Homeless Children. Our vision is to have a place where homeless mothers and fathers can bring their children and escape the brutality of homelessness. Our community does not currently have an organization that is focused on the needs of homeless children. We believe it is time to bridge that gap. Our center is staffed with employees and volunteers dedicated to meeting the unique needs of this population. We have a nursery with cribs where babies can sleep and a kitchen for making bottles and creating nutritious meals. c. Rapid Transitional Housing Program Astegos currently manages a small amount of transitional housing with plans for more in the future. Our focus is to house homeless families that are staying in a shelter or other place not meant for human habitation. Each program participant family follows an individualized plan that will lead them to self-sufficiency within two years. At this time, our program is full. Please check back later for openings.
  • El Ada – information available about low-income services
  • Boise – 208 345 2820 in the Treasure Valley. Written referrals, vouchers and
  • Garden City – 208 377 0700 arranged appointments for basic and emergency
  • Mountain Home – 208 587 8407 needs. Assistance completing applications for services available at all El-Ada locations.
  • An online guide to all/many community resources and supports in Ada County & Canyon County.  •www.selfrescuemanual.com