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Canyon County rental assistance.

Tenants seeking emergency assistance for a rent payment can find help in Canyon County. Find churches, charities, and government agencies prevent evictions and homelessness in the Nampa Idaho and surrounding area. All resources will be explored, ranging from grants for back rent or a security deposit to free legal aid to stop the eviction.

There is normally a waiting list in place, and all funding is limited. Families are not guaranteed to receiving any cash for a missed rent payment, but applications will be reviewed. If a non-profit can't fulfill the request, they will try to offer referrals to other rental programs in the region. As people can always turn to a local church or social service agency, or even apply for a section 8 housing voucher. Some will even focus on supporting the disabled or senior citizens.

The primary agencies to try are below. As noted, funding is limited. If rent assistance can't be provided, then Canyon County residents can still try to enroll into case management or other services.

U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
In Canyon County, dial (208) 331-4754
Referrals are made to local non-profits, Public Housing Agencies, or local government offices. This ranges from section 8 vouchers to grants for paying rent to temporary housing. They also offer services such as the Continuum of Care in an effort to end homelessness.

Other resources include low income apartments and public housing. Anyone needing emergency rent or deposit help will be referred to County Welfare Offices, the Idaho Housing and Finance Association (phone (877) 438-4472) and Community Action Partnership Agencies.

Idaho Housing Authorities - Statewide
Call (208) 345-4907
They offer Section 8 vouchers. This will pay a portion of the monthly rent and maybe energy bills, based on the families income. There are also affordable apartments, loan programs, support for the disabled and more.




CATCH - Charitable Assistance To Community's Homeless
306 2nd Street South
Nampa, Idaho 83651
Phone: 208-442-5300
The Nampa Charity partners with other non-profits and churches to offer rent help, housing, and mediation. For families with an income leaving a shelter, money may be offered for a security deposit on a new home or even first month's rent. Other support services are available to the low income in Canyon County.

Salvation Army Family Services
1015 E Chicago St.
Caldwell, Idaho 83605
(208) 459-2011
When out of options, there may be financial aid, a cold weather shelter, and other rental assistance along with case management from social workers.

Lighthouse Rescue Mission
Main address is 304 16th Ave N
Nampa, ID 83687
Call (208) 461-5030
Shelter and transitional housing is available, including for single moms and children. There will be referrals to rental assistance programs, clothing, food, meals, and more.

Canyon County Legal Aid
Call (208) 336-8980 for information on housing as well as resources that assist with past due rent.

Ruth House
3130 S Yellowstone Hwy
Idaho Falls, ID 83402
(208) 522-1751
The location is Transitional as well as Permanent Housing.





Hope’s Door
Address is 702 E Chicago St
Caldwell, ID 83605
(208) 459-6279
Most of the support is for women impacted by domestic violence. They can receive legal support, safe housing, and information on how to pay the rent on a new home.

Idaho Department of Health and Welfare
3402 Franklin Rd
Caldwell, Idaho
Telephone: (208) 454-0421
Programs, such as TANF or welfare, can assist with housing and rent costs. It is combined with employment and other services.

WICAP - Caldwell
Address: Address is 502 Main St.
Caldwell, Idaho 83605
Dial 208-454-0675
Various programs are run, ranging from referrals to grants or community loans for rent to self-sufficiency as well as homeless prevention services. Referrals to other low income housing or apartments are provided too.

By Jon McNamara

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