If you need help paying for rent, power, heat and/or water bill, please fill out the rent and utility assistance application. Assistance from the county is limited to one month’s service in a 12-month period. To ensure we can read your application, please type your answers directly into the form. It is important to note, once you start your application you cannot leave the page or you will lose any information you’ve entered.
**Applications take approximately two weeks to process and we do not assist to turn the power back once it has been disconnected**
Interviews for rent and utility assistance are conducted by appointment only Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Call (208)287-7960 to schedule an interview.
A completed application and documentation is required at the time of your interview. Bring photo identification to your interview – applications need to be signed and notarized; our office has notaries available to assist you.
Click the link below for the application and list of required documents or visit us at 252 E Front St Suite 199 to pick up an application packet.
For more details on the type of assistance we can provide and our limitations, please visit our frequently asked questions page.
Trash Bill Exemption
If you cannot pay your county trash bill and live outside city limits, please fill out our application for trash bill exemption. Use this application only if you cannot pay your trash bill and if you do not live within city limits.
To ensure we can read your application, please type your answers directly into the form. It is important to note, once you start your application you cannot leave the page or you will lose any information you’ve entered.
Once you’ve completed your application, review it, print it and bring it to our office, 252 E. Front St., Suite 199, in downtown Boise. The application needs to be signed and notarized; our office has available notaries to assist you. Once your application is received, the information will be verified and presented to the Ada County Board of Commissioners for their decision.