The Boise City & Ada County Housing Authorities (BCACHA) is proud to administer the Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP). This program is designed to provide assistance to Ada County renters facing financial hardship as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. If you are currently renting and your household has experienced financial hardship due to COVID-19, you may be eligible to receive emergency rent and/or utility assistance.

In order to qualify you must:

  • Be an Ada County resident*;
  • Have a current lease agreement;
  • Meet income eligibility criteria;
  • Have a documented loss of income due to COVID-19;
  • Be at risk of homelessness or housing instability;
  • You may not receive rent or utility assistance from any other source (including federal, state, and local assistance);

The maximum amount of assistance households can receive is dependent upon need and funding availability. If you have any questions about eligibility, or if you need assistance completing the application, please call (208) 363-9710 or email erap@bcacha.org.

*Important: Residents outside of Ada County must apply here.

It is the policy of BCACHA to see that every individual regardless of race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin, familial status, gender identity, sexual orientation, or disability shall have equal opportunity in accessing affordable housing. If you or anyone in your family is a person with disabilities, and you require a specific accommodation in order to fully utilize our programs and services, please submit a request in writing or contact our office at (208) 363-9710.