City of Boise OKs $6.5 million in federal rental assistance

The Boise City Council on Tuesday approved about $6.5 million in federal rental assistance.

The funds are from the Emergency Rental Assistance Program and will be directed to families in Boise making 80 percent or below the average income for the area.

“Thanks to the partnership we forged with Boise City Ada County Housing Authority, we’ve already provided $15 million in federal rental assistance to over 3,200 households,” said Lauren McLean, Boise mayor. “Those aren’t numbers, those are working families who were able to stay in their homes. Now, we can do even more. As we move out of this pandemic, people still need help with their rent. This money means we can keep giving them that help through the end of this year.”