For Tenants


Emergency Rental Assistance – Ada County Residents Only

Emergency Rental Assistance – All Counties Outside of Ada

Self Advocacy

Report housing discrimination to HUD or your local fair housing center.

Find out how at:

If you feel as if you have been discriminated against, contact Intermountain Fair Housing Council at 208-383-0695 or 1-800-717-0695. TTY & Language Line Service Available.

Useful Links

Self Rescue Manual – An online Comprehensive Resource Guide for Ada/Canyon Counties

211 Idaho Careline – 11,000 resources across Idaho run by the state Dept. of Health & Welfare. Dial 211 on your phone or click the link above.

Housing Search – If you are seeking housing, you can find a listing of lower cost rentals from Idaho Housing & Finance Association by clicking the link above or calling the housing hotline 1-877-428-8844.

Idaho Legal Aid – if you have a landlord-tenant matter or are in search of legal services, please go to the Idaho Legal Aid’s website, click on Library then Topics then Brochures to access their online materials. They have offices in Boise, Coeur d’Alene, Idaho Falls, Lewiston, Nampa, Pocatello, and Twin Falls. Phone: (208) 746-7541

Our Path Home – Homeless prevention, rapid response, and city-wide clearinghouse for those households that fall into homelessness. Phone: (208) 495-4240 Email:

Jesse Tree – offers a housing crisis line, rental assistance, security deposit help, and case management. To reach their Housing Crisis Line: (208) 383 9486

CATCH – offers rapid re-housing assistance to homeless families statewide. Phone: (208) 246-8830

Federal Emergency Rent Relief

If you live in Ada County:

Boise/Ada County Housing Authority – has $24 million fund to help people stay housed during the pandemic.  

If you live outside of Ada County:

Idaho Housing and Finance Association If you or your renter has lost income because of the pandemic and cannot pay rent or utilities, short-term assistance may be available to prevent eviction.