Housing Assistance In The Idaho Region

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Ada County Indigent Services

Filed Under

Contact
252 E Front St
Boise, ID 83702
(208) 287-7960

Description
County recorders office provide marriage licenses and recording of liens, documents, etc.
Financial Assistance for cremation and in some cases for burial assistance.

Indigent Services only provides Emergency Medical, Prescription, Rental, and Utility Assistance.

Circuit Breaker is a property tax reduction program The program is most often for elderly and disabled individuals

Hours
8:00 am to 5:00 pm MON - FRI

Area Served
Ada County

CAPAI

Filed Under

Contact
3350 W Americana Ter
Boise, ID 83706
(208) 375-7382

Description
CAPAI is the administrative office over the Community Action Partnerships They do not offer direct services.

CAPAI offers grant administration services and referrals to the CAP program service providers.

Hours
Call for hours.

Area Served
Ada County

Ada Community Action Agency

Filed Under

Contact
701 E 44th St
Garden City, ID 83714
(208) 377-0700

Description
Private, non-profit agency which serves the economically and socially disadvantaged by responding to their specific needs, enabling them to become self-sufficient and reach their full potential through individual, social, and educational development.

Services may include, but are not limited to, food commodities, emergency food, energy assistance, clothing and family development programs Other community programs may be available, call your local office for details.

There is a once annual credit for up to a maximum of $50. to assist qualifying UNITED WATER customers in jeopardy of having water services turned off You must be a UNITED WATER CUSTOMER and have a shut off notice to qualify for this assistance Callers who feel they may qualify for this assistance should ask for Dee at the 377-0700 number.

For phone assistance you will need to provide 3 months of proof of income.

Eligible for a voucher through El Ada Community Action Program.
The following services would be paid for using the voucher:
-Seeking Safety Treatment for PTSD & Substance Abuse developed by Lisa Najavits.
-Arts & Crafts - One time per month, beginning Aug. 25 from 2-5 pm.

***RAPID RE-HOUSING PROGRAM*** start date April 12, 2010
Client should call the Vista office number on Mondays only from 9:00am to 1:00 pm to make an appointment.
Individuals and households that would be homeless but for this assistance. Both of the following must apply:
-1. There are no other appropriate housing options

Hours
Calls for hours.
Will start setting appointments for energy assistance the end of Oct. 2010

Area Served
Ada County

The Salvation Army Family Services Office

Filed Under

Contact
4308 W State St
Boise, ID 83703
(208) 343-5429

Description
*** EFFECTIVE 3/1/11 - FOOD BANK HOURS 9 AM TO 1 PM

Offers emergency food, clothing, furniture, shelter assistance, information and referral, emergency travel assistance, summer camps for low income, and missing persons information


Project Share - UTILITY ASSISTANCE OCTOBER 1 THRU APRIL 30.

The CATCH program - Charitable Assistance To Community's Homeless - primarily assists homeless families with children younger than 18 The program is also available to young adults, ages 18 to 22, who are aging out of foster care.

Hours
9:00 am to 4:00 pm MON-FRI.
Senior Day 2nd Friday of each month 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Area Served
Ada County


Idaho Department of Health & Welfare

Filed Under

Contact
1720 N Westgate Dr
Boise, ID 83704
(208) 334-6700

Description
Applications may be requested in person or by telephone, but must be submitted in writing. Call the 2-1-1 Idaho CareLine to have an application packet mailed (dial 2-1-1 or 1-800-926-2588) Self-Reliance programs include:

**Cash Assistance (TAFI, Temporary Assistance for Families in Idaho) provides cash assistance to low income families with children Adults have a 24-month lifetime limit Adult participants must seek employment, training, or educational opportunities as a condition of eligibility Pregnant women with no other children will be eligible for TAFI only if there is a medical condition that prevents work and they are in the last trimester of pregnancy Unmarried minors with children will be required to live at home with the minor's parents unless good cause exists.

** Food Stamps provide food benefits necessary for good health and nutrition to low-income households and to stabilize seasonal and low-income labor markets.

**Child Care The Idaho Child Care Program (ICCP) subsidizes child care costs of low-income families who are working, looking for work, attending training or educational programs, or need preventive services Qualifying families will then be directed to the ICCP referral program, to be linked with a licensed childcare provider Dial 2-1-1 or 1-800-926-2588 Benefits are based on a sliding-fee scale.

**Idaho Medicaid Benefit Plans. Medicaid now does more to improve your health, find new health problems early, and manage current health problems. If you are eligible for Medicaid, you will get benefits based on your health needs. The following are the plans available and benefits that you will receive with each one of them.
- Medicaid Basic Plan. - it is for healthy low-income children and adults with eligible dependent children. This plan provides complete health, prevention, and wellness benefits for children and adults who don't have special health needs. Most Medicaid participants will be enrolled in this benefit plan.
- Medicaid Enhanced Plan. - It is for individuals with disabilities or special health needs. This plan includes all the benefits in the Basic Plan, plus additional benefits.

Existing programs will continue to remain in place after July, 2006:
1. The Pregnant Women and Children (PWC) plan provides medical assistance for qualifying women with medically verified pregnancy.
2. ''CHIP'' as a benefit plan (both CHIP A and CHIP B) is no longer a current name. Children who are eligible for the new plans because they fall within the income brackets for the State Children's Health Insurance Program (Title XXI), will be enrolled in Idaho Medicaid and one of the two above mentioned benefit plans.
3. Qualified Medicare Beneficiary Plan (QMB) limited to Medicare paid services only.

**The Children's Access Card is a premium assistance program administered in partnership with Idaho insurance carriers. An eligible child qualifies for up to $100 per month in premium assistance or up to $300 per month for families with three or more children.

**Aid to the Aged, Blind, and Disabled (AABD) provides cash assistance and medical coverage to Idahoans with low-income who are 65 years of age or older, or are blind or disabled (disability must be verified by the Social Security Administration).

**Telephone Assistance A program for the elderly, low income, or disabled (based on income) which helps pay telephone installation costs and monthly telephone service To apply, you must complete an application at your local Health and Welfare office or Community Action Agency.

**Emergency Assistance (EA)--Provides help for individuals (with a child in the home) in need of work related services which could include tools, expenses related to transportation, clothing, etc

**Quest Card/EBT (Electronic Benefits Transfer)--Food Stamps and Welfare Cash Payments run through the Quest card.

The Self-Reliance Program is administered by the Division of Welfare.

Hours
8:00 am to 5:00 pm MON - FRI

Area Served
Ada County

Salvation Army

Filed Under

Contact
403 12th S Ave
Nampa, ID 83651
(208) 467-6586

Description
- NO FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE AVAILABLE AT THIS TIME (4/26/11) FOR ANY PROGRAMS.

Programs includes: food boxes, overnight emergency lodging, day resource center, continental breakfast, lunch, and laundry facilities Also includes project share, assistance with heating bills.

Youth Program: offers a early morning program, Kindergarten Care, and an Afterschool program to all children We also have a ten week summer camp that starts in June and ends in August.

Hours
6:45 am to 6:00 pm MON - FRI (Youth Center)
9:00 am to 11:45 am and 12:30 pm to 4:00 pm MON - THU (Food Bank)

Area Served
Canyon County

Community Council of Idaho

Filed Under

Contact
317 Happy Day Blvd
Caldwell, ID 83607
(208) 454-1652

Description
* National Council of La Raza Affiliate * Food Bank. Tue. - Fri. 8:30- 4:00 Must call for Appointment.
Job placements or job training for people with agricultural related experience Provide services to low income seasonal/migrant individuals and families employed with raw agricultural products, at risk youth counseling, English as second language (improving job skills for H & W clients), Bilingual aids education, financial assistance, rental emergency, food, Head Start, scholarships for low income individuals Will help with transportation costs (ie bus tickets in emergency)

Hours
Mon 10:00 am to 7:00 pm, Tues & Wed 7:00 am to 4:00 pm, Thurs & Fri 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Area Served
Canyon County

County Court House

Filed Under

Contact
415 E Main St
Emmett, ID 83617
(208) 365-4561

Description
County Government. Marriage licenses.


Circuit Breaker is a property tax reduction program The program is most often for elderly and disabled individuals

Hours
Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Area Served
Gem County


Salvation Army

Filed Under

Contact
1015 E Chicago St
Caldwell, ID 83605
(208) 459-2011

Description
Programs include: Project Share (Oct. -May), and Food Boxes (T, W, TH 1:00 - 3:00). Baby Haven. Caldwell Cares Water Assistance (June-September).

Project Share -- must have two forms of ID. Proof of Residence. Proof of income and other forms of ID.

Food Boxes--T, W, TH 1:00-3:30.

Baby Haven: Pregnant Woman or single Fathers, and babies 2 years of age Educational Programs to gain baby items like wipes, diapers and baby formula By appointment only.

Caldwell Cares Water Assistance June - September, depending on Funding Must have name on bill. Caldwell Only.

Hours
9:00 am to 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm to 4:00 pm MON - FRI Food Boxes: T, W, TH 1:00-3:30

Area Served
Canyon County

Western Idaho Community Action Partnership

Filed Under

Contact
502 Main St
Caldwell, ID 83605
(208) 454-0675

Description
Private, non-profit agency which serves the economically and socially disadvantaged by responding to their specific needs, enabling them to become self-sufficient and reach their full potential through individual, social, and educational development.

Services may include, but are not limited to, food commodities, emergency food, energy assistance, clothing, limited financial assistance dependent upon funding sources, family development programs, special housing programs, and telephone assistance (you can apply for the telephone assistance program at either Health and Welfare or the Community Action Agency) Other community programs may be available, call your local office for details.
***RAPID RE-HOUSING PROGRAM*** start date April 12, 2010
Individuals and households that would be homeless but for this assistance. Both of the following must apply:
-1. There are no other appropriate housing options

Hours
Calls for hours.

Area Served
Canyon County