Program requirements

Together, we are building Boise through shelter.


Housing Need

Your current housing must be inadequate due to problems with structure, water, sewer, electrical, failure to meet city standards, or does not provide bedrooms appropriate for the number, age, and gender of your children, or if you are spending too much of your monthly income on housing.

Willingness to Partner

Each applicant must be willing to complete a minimum of 200 Partnership Hours (sweat equity). In addition, your family and friends must complete a total of 100 hours.


You must be a U.S. citizen or legal resident, and you must reside in Ada County.


You must have proof of continuous income for the last 12 consecutive months.

Ability to Pay

Your income must be within current HUD income guidelines (see chart below), and you must meet our debt to income ratio requirements.