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Ada County receives $12 million for rental assistance

Posted at 8:36 PM, Jan 28, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-29 08:53:06-05

Ada County residents in need of rental assistance will soon have help.

The Ada County Board of Commissioners announced Thursday the county applied for and received $12 million in rental assistance as part of the second COVID-19 relief package. The rental assistance will go to residents who have struggled to pay rent and utilities due to the pandemic, the board announced.

“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 in a statement. “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.”

Both tenants and landlords, on behalf of tenants, can apply for the assistance, which includes both rent and all utility costs.

“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, said in a statement.

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