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Ada County Receives $12M for Emergency Rental Assistance

UPDATE: Ada County tenants who are eligible may qualify for assistance. To fill out an on-line application please go to: https://erap.bcacha.org/
You can also call (208) 363-9710.

Money will be available to eligible applicants for rental and utility help

 BOISE – Help will soon be available for Ada County residents who rent their residence and have struggled to pay rent and utilities due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Ada County Board of Commissioners announced today that federal grant money will soon be available for those who qualify. The Emergency Rental Assistance money is part of the 2nd COVID relief package and was distributed by the U.S. Treasury.

“This pandemic has caused untold hardships for so many of our friends and neighbors through no fault of their own,” said Ada County Commission Chairman Rod Beck. “We are grateful this money is now available to Ada County residents, and we deeply appreciate the cooperation and expertise provided by our partners at the Boise City/Ada County Housing Authorities.”

“We appreciate the opportunity to administer federal funds locally in alignment with local priorities and oversight,” said Deanna Watson, Executive Director of the Boise City/Ada County Housing Authorities.

“Tenants will benefit by being able to stay in their homes and avoid homelessness. Landlords and the local economy will benefit from these funds covering lost income as well.”

Tenants and landlords, on behalf of tenants, can apply for assistance. The assistance includes not just rent but also electricity, gas, water and sewer, trash removal and additional energy costs such as fuel oil.

“Few things are more stressful than wondering if you can keep a roof over your head. This kind of assistance helps the whole community and has a positive ripple effect throughout our local economy.”

Kendra Kenyon, Ada County Commissioner.

“When we applied for this grant money, we knew there was a clear and growing need. Many folks who are eligible have been struggling. This is the kind of assistance we believe is both necessary and timely.” Ryan Davidson, Ada County Commissioner.

For more information contact the Boise City/Ada County Housing Authorities (BCACHA)at 208 363-9710 or visit BCACHA.ORG

 

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