Idaho Housing’s Housing Information Referral Center (HIRC) exists to answer your housing questions. HIRC staff offer important information and referrals to housing consumers, providers, and advocates. Idaho Housing also works with statewide coalitions and local communities to better understand the role of affordable and workforce housing in sustainable community and economic development. Our goal is to empower individuals, organizations, and communities as they work toward housing that provides access, stability, and resilience at all levels.
HIRC services include the following:
- Housing Hotline
- Housing Information and Referral
- Case Manager and Service Provider Training
- Partnership, Planning and Outreach
- Toll-free Housing Hotline 855.505.4700
Although the HIRC has no funds to offer, we make every effort to locate the most appropriate service or resource for each situation.
Additional information and referral providers:
Housing Assistance Guide
The Housing Assistance Guide is now available for download in English, Spanish, Arabic, and French. Click on the link below to download and print the version you need.
Find or list rental housing
Visit www.housingidaho.com to list a property for rent, locate rentals in your area, or discover resources and opportunities for tenants, landlords, and case managers.
Emergency and transitional housing
Idaho Legal Aid Services brochures and publications describe the rights and responsibilities of Idaho Landlords and Tenants.
Community Action Partnerships
Each of Idaho’s regions is served by local Community Action Partnerships who provide information and/or resources ranging from food pantries, energy assistance, and weatherization to limited housing and emergency assistance.
Partners and Planning
Regional Housing Roundtables
Idaho Housing hosts five regional Housing Roundtable meetings across Idaho in the spring and fall each year. Housing organizations, service providers, state agencies and associated industry organizations’ representatives are invited to share news relating to housing needs, resources or activities, housing issues and housing policy development for Idaho. This allows housing stakeholders to identify challenges and opportunities, reduce duplication, celebrate successes and collaborate to make effective referrals and target limited resources.
Attendance space is limited and we respectfully request that interested parties send any inquiries to Shelby Hammond.
Idaho Community Review Team
The Idaho Community Review Team enlists professionals in areas such as housing, land-use planning, community and economic development and transportation. Upon invitation, these teams work with rural Idaho residents to manage change and support economic and community vitality. Idaho Housing brings knowledge of housing and inclusive planning to this team. No state or local tax dollars are used to conduct reviews; Visiting Team members (or their employers) cover travel and lodging costs, while private community partners provide food and meeting space.
To learn more, visit Community Review: Idaho
Plans and Reports
Idaho Housing partners with state and local entities to better understand and address the housing needs of all Idahoans. Together, Idaho Housing and the Idaho Department of Commerce produce a Five-Year Strategic Plan for Housing and Community Development on behalf of the State of Idaho and its non-entitlement communities. To learn more about the Five-Year Strategic Plan for Housing and Community Development, click here.
NW Community Development Institute
Idaho Housing’s Housing Resources Coordinator serves on the NW CDI faculty to help participants explore the role of housing in their community and economic development efforts. The Institute is an annual, week-long training where community leaders “learn current strategies for sustaining strong communities, attend exciting classes from top community development instructors and develop networking relationships with other city leaders.” Graduates may seek certification through the National Community Development Council. Click here to learn more.
Board, Committee and Task Force Participation
Idaho Housing is represented on numerous statewide groups working to create a stronger and more prosperous Idaho. These networks include:
- Idaho Rural Partnership (IRP) Board – IRP joins diverse public and private resources in innovative collaborations to strengthen communities and improve life in rural Idaho
- Statewide Bike and Pedestrian Advisory Committee (BPAC) – Housing stability is greatly influenced by transportation and energy costs. Idaho Housing is one of many partners at the table as stakeholders work to reduce health care costs, improve public safety and expand transportation choice and economic vitality for all Idahoans.
- Idaho Main Street Partners Committee – This locally driven, funded, organized and run program relies on direct, inclusive community participation in downtown preservation and revitalization and is one of the country’s most effective economic development tools. Nationally, every dollar invested in local Main Street programs leverages approximately $18 in new investment.
- Idaho Community Choices Advisory Committee – This committee evaluates proposals to further the state’s strategic goals of Mobility, Safety, and Economic Opportunity while maximizing the use of federal funds.
- Ramp Up Idaho – Accessibility experts and community and economic development professionals explore the economic impact of accessible retail, commercial and housing infrastructure throughout Idaho. This supports our shared mandate to support housing choice and access to community resources and services.
Housing Partnerships – Helpful Links
When leaving Idaho Housing’s Web site and entering an external link, Idaho Housing cannot attest to the accuracy of information provided by linked sites. Linking to another Web site does not constitute an endorsement by Idaho Housing or any of its employees of that site’s sponsors, positions, content or products.
This page contains contact information and Web sites for several organizations throughout North America. These contacts were recommended as potential resources for anyone pursuing information related to affordable housing or finance. These resources are broken down into the following groups:
Housing and Finance
American Disabilities Act Home Page (Justice Dept.)
Census Bureau (U.S.)
Idaho Office of HUD
Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)
Federal Housing Administration
Federal Register (Government Printing Office)
General Accounting Office (GAO)
Historic Rehabilitation Tax Credits
Housing Assistance Council (HAC)
Internal Revenue Service
Section 42 of the United States Tax Code
USDA Rural Development
USDA Rural Information Center
Social Security Administration
Idaho Department of Labor
Idaho Office of HUD – Quick Links
Idaho Office of Public and Indian Housing
Affordable Housing Finance
Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation
National Council of State Housing Agencies (NCSHA)
National Housing and Rehabilitation Association
Federal Reserve Board, Regional Federal Reserve Banks
Historic Rehabilitation Tax Credits
Alabama Housing Finance Authority
2000 Interstate Park Dr., Suite 408
Montgomery, AL 36109
334-244-9200. Fax, 334-244-9214.
Alaska Housing Finance Corporation
520 East 34th Ave., 2nd Floor
Anchorage, AK 99503
Mark Romick 907-561-1900. Fax, 907-563-5369.
(No formal state HFA; following is the name of the agency that runs the low-income housing tax credit program.)
Arizona Dept. of Commerce
Office of Housing and Infrastructure Development
3800 North Central, Suite 1200
Phoenix, AZ 85012
602-280-1365. Fax, 602-280-1470.
Arkansas Development Finance Authority
P.O. Box 8023
Little Rock, AR 72203-8023
Robert Cole 501-682-5900. Fax, 501-682-5939.
California Housing Finance Agency
1121 L St., NW
Sacramento, CA 95814
Mary Low 916-654-5742. Fax, 916-324-8640.
Colorado Housing and Finance Authority
1981 Blake St.
Denver, CO 80202-1272
Deborah Baker 303-297-7331. Fax, 303-297-2615.
Connecticut Housing Finance Authority
999 West St.
Rocky Hill, CT 06067-4005
860-721-9501. Fax, 860-571-4367.
Delaware State Housing Authority
18 The Green
Dover, DE 19901
302-739-4263. Fax, 502-739-6122.
DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA
District of Columbia Housing Finance Agency
1275 K St., NW
Washington, DC 20005
202-408-0415. Fax, 202-408-2766.
Florida Housing Finance Corporation
227 N. Bronough St., Suite 5000
Tallahassee, FL 32301-1329
904-488-4197. Fax, 904-488-9809.
Georgia Department of Community Affairs
60 Executive Parkway South, Suite 250
Atlanta, GA 30329
404-679-4840. Fax, 404-679-4837.
Hawaii Housing Finance and Development Corp.
677 Queen St., Suite 300
Honolulu, HI 96813
808-587-0640. Fax, 808-587-0600.
Idaho Housing and Finance Association
P.O. Box 7899
Boise, ID 83707-1899
208-331-4700. Toll Free: 855-505-4700
Illinois Housing Development Authority
401 N. Michigan Ave., Suite 900
Chicago, IL 60611
Marge Novak 312-836-5368. Fax, 312-832-2189.
Indiana Housing Finance Authority
115 W. Washington St.
Merchants Plaza, South Tower
Indianapolis, IN 46204
317-232-7777. Fax, 317-232-7778.
Iowa Finance Authority
100 East Grand Ave., Suite 250
Des Moines, IA 50309
515-242-4990. Fax, 515-242-4957.
Kansas Dept. of Commerce & Housing
Division of Housing
700 SW Harrison St.
Topeka, KS 66603-3712
913-296-5865. Fax, 913-296-8985.
Kentucky Housing Corporation
1231 Louisville Rd.
Frankfort, KY 40601
502-564-7630. Fax, 502-564-7322.
Louisiana Housing Finance Agency
200 Lafayette St., Suite 300
Baton Rouge, LA 70801
504-342-1320. Fax, 504-342-1310.
Maine State Housing Authority
353 Water St.
Augusta, ME 04330-4633
207-626-4600. Fax, 207-626-4678.
Maryland Community Development Administration
100 Community Place
Crownsville, MD 21032-2023
410-514-7007. Fax, 410-987-4070.
Mass. Housing Finance Agency
One Beacon St.
Boston, MA 02108-4805
617-854-1000. Fax, 617-854-1029.
Michigan State Housing Development Authority
Plaza One Building, 5th Floor
401 South Washington Square
Lansing, MI 48933
517-373-8370. Fax, 517-335-4797.
Minnesota Housing Finance Agency
400 Sibley St., Suite 300
St. Paul, MN 55101
612-296-7608. Fax, 612-296-8139.
Mississippi Home Corporation
840 East River Place, Suite 605
Jackson, MS 39202
601-354-6062. Fax, 601-354-7076.
Missouri Housing Development Commission
Kansas City, MO 64111-2403
816-759-6600. Fax, 816-759-6828.
Montana Board of Housing
2000 11th Ave.
P.O. Box 200528
Helena, MT 59620-0528
406-444-3040. Fax, 404-444-4688.
Nebraska Investment Finance Authority
1230 “O” St.
Lincoln, NE 68508
402-434-3900. Fax, 402-434-3921.
Nevada Housing Division
1802 N. Carson St., Suite 154
Carson City, NV 89701
Mike Derloshom 702-687-4258. Fax, 702-687-4040.
New Hampshire Housing Finance Authority
P.O. Box 5087
Manchester, NH 03108
603-472-8623. Fax, 603-472-8501.
New Jersey Housing and Mortgage Finance Agency
637 S. Clinton Ave.
P.O. Box 18550
Trenton, NJ 08650-2085
609-278-7400. Fax, 609-278-1164.
New Mexico Mortgage Finance Authority
P.O. Box 2047
Albuquerque, NM 87103
505-843-6880. Fax, 505-243-3289.
NY State Division of Housing & Community Renewal
38-40 State St.
Albany, NY 12207
518-486-3370. Fax, 518-473-9462.
NEW YORK HOUSING FINANCE AGENCY
State of New York Mortgage Agency
641 Lexington Ave.
New York, NY 10022
212-688-4000. Fax, 212-872-0301.
North Carolina Housing Finance Agency
P.O. Box 28066
Raleigh, NC 27611
919-781-6115. Fax, 919-781-5623.
North Dakota Housing Finance Agency
Jones Lindburgh Building
P.O. Box 1535
Bismarck, ND 58502-1535
701-328-8080. Fax, 701-328-9833.
Ohio Housing Finance Agency
77 South High St., 26th Floor
Columbus, OH 43266-0413
614-466-7970. Fax, 614-644-5393.
Oklahoma Housing Finance Agency
1140 Northwest 63rd, Suite 200
Oklahoma City, OK 73116
405-848-1144. Fax, 405-840-1109.
Oregon Housing and Community Services Dept.
1600 State St.
Salem, OR 97310-0302
503-986-2000. Fax, 503-986-2020.
Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency
2101 N. Front St., Building #2
Harrisburg, PA 17110
717-780-3800. Fax, 717-780-3905.
Puerto Rico Housing Finance Corporation
P.O. Box 71361
San Juan, PR 00936-1361
787-765-7577. Fax, 787-754-1440.
Rhode Island Housing and Mortgage Finance Corporation
60 Eddy St., 2nd Floor
Providence, RI 02903
401-751-5566. Fax, 401-457-1136.
SC State Housing Finance & Development Authority
919 Bluff Rd.
Columbia, SC 29201
Richard Hutto 803-734-2146. Fax, 803-734-2356.
South Dakota Housing Development Authority
221 South Central
P.O. Box 1237
Pierre, SD 57501-1237
Joe Jungman 605-773-3181. Fax, 605-773-5154.
Tennessee Housing Development Agency
404 James Robertson Parkway
Nashville, TN 37243-0900
615-741-2400. Fax, 615-741-9634.
Texas Dept. of Housing and Community Affairs
Waller Creek Office Building
507 Sabine Street, Suite 400
Austin, TX 78707
Yolanda Mari Porche 512-475-3061. Fax, 512-469-9606.
554 South 300 East
Salt Lake City, UT 84111
801-521-6950. Fax, 801-521-6950.
Vermont Housing Finance Agency
P.O. Box 408
Burlington, VT 05402-0408
802-864-5743. Fax, 802-864-5746.
Virginia Housing Development Authority
601 South Belvidere St.
Richmond, VA 23220-6504
804-782-1986. Fax, 804-783-6704.
Virgin Islands Housing Finance Authority
P.O. Box 308760
St. Thomas, VI 00803
809-774-4481. Fax, 809-775-7913.
Capital Projects Division
Washington State Housing Finance Commission
(206) 287-4480/toll-free in Washington State (800) 767-4663
West Virginia Housing Development Fund
814 Virginia St., East
Charleston, WV 25301
304-345-6475. Fax, 304-345-4828.
Wisconsin Housing & Economic Development Authority
One South Pinckney St., Suite 500
Madison, WI 53703-1728
608-266-7884. Fax, 608-267-1099.
Wyoming Community Development Authority
123 South Durbin St.
Casper, WY 82602
307-265-0603. Fax, 307-266-5414