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Ada County transitional low income housing and homeless shelters.

Agencies across Ada County Idaho provide short term housing to individuals and families that are struggling. There are many different programs that could potentially help, and they include extended shelter as well as placement into transitional housing or apartments. The organizations that run this in Boise, most of which are non-profits, will also offer clients ongoing support for short and long term needs, ranging from food to job placement and more.

The centers may focus on veterans or children or the disabled, and the length of stay and other terms and conditions of each agency will vary. Many of the Ada County locations will also have a waiting list in place, so while there are low income housing options available, the demand for assistance is very high.

Other examples of services that may be included include short term motel vouchers, legal support for victims of domestic violence, and help in moving into permanent housing. So the support provided is extensive.

U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
800 Park Blvd, Suite 220
Boise, Idaho 83712
Telephone - (208) 334-1990
Both section 8 vouchers as well as help for people facing housing discrimination is arranged.

Blue Haven
Location is 330 S Florence
Sandpoint, Idaho 83864
(208) 265-2952
Shelter and transitional housing may be available on site.

Local Ada County Housing Authorities
Dial (208) 345-4907
They have information on section 8 vouchers, low income or rent subsidized apartments, and also referrals to shelters in Boise, including for cold weather. There may even be some local agencies with emergency motel vouchers for the homeless for a night or two. Find housing choice vouchers in Idaho.




St. Vincent's Kamps Apartments Transitional Housing
Address is 201 W. Seltice
Post Falls, Idaho 83854
Telephone - (208) 765-4741
There are a few low income apartments for struggling families, including women, to use for accommodations.

Ruth House
Location - 3130 S Yellowstone Hwy
Idaho Falls, Idaho 83402
Telephone - (208) 522-1751
They offer housing for people dealing with substance abuse. They also run low cost transitional and permanent housing for chronically homeless women.

Health Care for Homeless Veterans (HCHV)
1276 W River St, Suite 203
Boise, ID 83702
Call (208) 422-1039
Programs for homeless veterans include shelter, applications for VA benefits, and SSVF for emergency rent or deposit help.

EL-ADA - Boise
Main address is 701 E. 44th
Garden City, ID 83714
Telephone - (208) 377-0700
The non-profit agency is part of the nationwide community action network. A number of solutions are offered to people facing poverty, and they include low income housing, meals, case management, and job placement.





City Light Home for Women and Children
1404 W Jefferson St
Boise, ID 83702
Dial (208) 368-9901
Shelter is for single parents as well as children. There is also transitional homes operated in Ada County.

Idaho Coalition Against Sexual/Domestic Violence
300 E Mallard Dr., Ste 130
Boise, Idaho 83706
(208) 384-0419
Information is offered.

River of Life Rescue Mission
Main address is 575 S 13th St
Boise, Idaho 83702
(208) 389-9840
A free, short term homeless shelter for males. There is food, counseling, meals, and more.

Crosswalk North Idaho - Volunteers of America
Main address is 201 E Harrison Ave
Coeur D Alene, ID 83814
(208) 676-0772
This is for youth. The location operates as a multi service center for homeless. Short term housing as well as medications, clothing, and baby items are available. Find more details on Volunteer of America transitional housing programs near you.

Women's and Children's Alliance Crisis Center
Location is 720 W Washington St
Boise, Idaho 83702
(208) 343-3688





Boise Rescue Mission Ministries
Address: 308 S 24th St
Boise, ID 83702
(208) 343-2389
Shelter, recovery for addicts, meals, clothing, and more is offered. They partner with charities such as  City Light Home for Women and Children, the Lighthouse Rescue Mission, and others. The goal is to get the person off the streets and housed.


By Jon McNamara

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