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Housing Preservation Program | Idaho Housing and Finance Association


State AgencyIdaho Housing and Finance Association
Program NameHousing Preservation Program
Program Description

A new program established to provide financial relief for renters who have experienced a loss of income resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic.

Program Websiteidahohousing.com
Program StatusClosed to New Applicants
Start Date05/01/2020
Eligibility Criteria

• Must be at or below 80 percent of AMI.
• Must owe past rent or utility or unable to pay upcoming rent or utility due to COVID-19 related circumstances.
• Must be an Idaho resident and legally residing in the US.
• Must not receive a federal rental assistance payment or subsidy (does not include income-based properties).
• Lease agreements must not be between immediate family members.

Eligible Activities
  • Rent
  • Rent arrearages
  • Move-in Fees (including security deposit, background checks, etc.)
  • Late fees
  • Mobile Home Lot Rent
  • Utilities
Direct Recipient of Assistance
  • Landlord
  • Other
Direct Recipient of Assistance, if other, details:Utility providers
Administration StructureAll application screening, processing, and disbursements for the program are executed internally.
Maximum Length of Assistance

Up to 6 months

Maximum Assistance Available Per Household

Not specified

Household Contribution RequirementsNone
Total Applications as of Date5,948
Total Household Recipients of Assistance as of Date3,034
Funding Source
  • Coronavirus Relief Funds (CARES Act)
  • Agency Resources
Total Funding Amount of Program$15,250,000.00
Remaining Funds as of Date$7,500,000.00
Date of Entry or Changes10/21/2020

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