NON-MEDICAL ASSISTANCE IN ADA COUNTY
Assistance from the county is limited to one month's assistance (one payment) in a 12-month period.
The county will consider such applications only when no other alternative is available to the applicant.
The county may offer assistance with payment for the following services:
- All applicants must reside resident in AdaCounty at least 30 consecutive days prior to the filing of an application
- Both the applicant and the applicant's spouse must be legally present in the United States
- Must file an application on approved form with notarized signature
- All applications must be typed or filled out in blue or black ink. Applications filled out in pencil will not be accepted
- All applicants and their spouse must submit to an interview
- All applicants must cooperate with county staff in the investigation of the application
- County will not provide more than one month’s assistance in any 12-month aggregate time period (assistance received from another county in Idaho will count in this calculation)
- County will not provide continuing or long-term assistance
- An application will be denied if an applicant voluntarily quit their job within 30 days prior to filing the application; or if he/she was fired for failing to appear for work, excessive absences or violation of employer policies
- AdaCounty must be the last resort. That is, the applicant must have no other available resources, public or private. Applicant must present documented proof that they have applied for and been denied assistance from other available resources
- The county will consider all available resources of all adult members of the household
- All adult members of the household may be required to submit to an interview
- All adult members of the household must be employed or demonstrate they are actively seeking employment
- Applications cannot be filed sooner than 2 weeks before rent is due
- Applicants will be required to submit bank statements for the 30-day period preceding the filing of the application
- A valid type-written lease must be in effect and provided to county staff. Handwritten leases will not be considered valid.
- County will not make payments to relatives of any degree or relation, including in-laws
- County will not pay rent if the applicant is the subject of court eviction proceedings
- County will not pay first month of rent, hotel/motel charges, mortgages, security deposits, late fees, interest penalties or parking/space rent for RV's
- County will not pay rent where a co-signer exists
- County will not pay more rent than the amount set forth HUD Guidelines
- County will not pay past due rent unless landlord verifies in writing he/she will not institute eviction proceedings after payment
- County will not pay rent or housing costs for:
- Half-way housing
- Clean and sober living
- Similar boarding houses specifically provided for former felons
- Housing specifically designed for recovering alcoholics or substance abusers
- Assisted living facilities
- Rest homes
- Nursing homes
- Rehabilitation facilities
- Homes for wayward children
- Good Samaritan homes or facilities
- The account must be in the name of the applicant or his/her spouse; or it is clearly demonstrated that the applicant is required to pay for the utilities
- Utility assistance will only be granted for applicant’s current address
- Applications for utility assistance cannot be filed sooner than 2 weeks before the amount is due
- If the account is guaranteed by another as a co-signer, the application will be denied
- Ada County will not pay for:
- Initial connection or reconnection fees
- Late fees
- Penalties or interest
- Irrigation fees
- Internet, satellite TV or cable TV
- Any type of phone service
- Sewage, garbage or trash collection fees (except where water, sewer and trash are billed on a single billing document)
- Costs associated with septic tank cleaning or maintenance or replacement
- Vehicle expenses
- Any other expenses that are not considered “necessary living expenses”
THINGS TO CONSIDER BEFORE APPLYING:
- In reviewing all applications, the county will investigate your ability to work, as well as the ability of other adult household members to work
- You will be required to reimburse the county for any funds expended on your behalf
- If federal, state or other programs or assistance are available to meet the needs of a household, an eligible applicant must apply for those programs before the county may provide non-medical assistance. If denied such other assistance, the applicant must pursue available administrative appeals for those programs to the final administrative level.
HOW DO I APPLY FOR NON-MEDICAL ASSISTANCE?
||You must file and sign an application for assistance on an approved Application Form. Applications will not be taken over the phone and only applications submitted on the approved application form will be considered. Please use black or blue ink if filling out application in your own hand writing.
||You must bring your application with you to the interview. An interview will not be conducted unless you have the completed application with you at the time of your interview. You will not be allowed to use the interview time to complete your application.
Ada County Indigent Services
252 E. Front Street, Suite 199
Boise, Idaho 83702
Parking is available on the East side of the County Courthouse in a Public Parking lot. The first hour of parking is free and a cost of $1.00 per hour thereafter. No parking validation is offered. Please enter this facility from Front Street and Avenue A.