Last Chance For Idaho Renters To Receive Help

Monday, December 7, 2020

The deadline for Idahoans to apply for short-term rent or utility assistance through the Housing Preservation Program is 5 p.m., Friday, Dec. 11.

To apply, renters are encouraged to go to or call 1-855-452-0801.

Because of funding limitations and to allow time for processing, the Housing Preservation Program can only accept applications requesting help for rent and utilities costs incurred for Dec. 30, 2020 or earlier.

The program is available only to renters who have been affected by COVID-19 circumstances. To be eligible, applicants must earn less than 80% of the Area Median of Income, must be Idaho residents and must have at least one member of the household legally eligible to reside in the United States. Those receiving a federal housing subsidy are not eligible. Additional details are available at

Any approved payments are made directly to landlords or utility companies. Property owners, managers and advocates can submit requests on a renter’s behalf.

Other resources are still available for Idahoans experiencing a housing crisis. Please go to for a list of resources and providers in your area.