Income based housing for people who need it in Twin Falls and Jerome.

Public housing program was established to provide decent and safe, affordable rental housing for eligible low-income families, the elderly, and persons with disabilities at rents they can afford.


To learn more about TFHA and HACJ, to get assistance applying, or to read frequently asked questions, please view our FAQ page!

To learn more about applying for Twin Falls or Jerome Housing, or to begin your application, please view our Apply page!
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Covid-19 Notice

The Housing Authority is encouraging visitors to observe safe distancing practices when entering the office. Wearing a mask is encouraged, especially if you have not been vaccinated for COVID-19.  Thank you.

Building a better life starts with a stable environment

Without a stable environment, it’s hard to focus on what matters—your family, your job, and what really makes you happy. With affordable, subsidized housing, you are able to work toward opportunities that make your life better.

The eligibility criteria

There are five eligibility requirements for admission to public housing: qualifies as a family, has an income within the income limits, meets citizenship/eligible immigrant criteria, provides documentation of Social Security numbers, and signs consent authorization documents. In addition to the eligibility criteria, families must also meet the Twin Falls Housing Authority screening criteria in order to be admitted to public housing.

If your application meets the initial eligibility criteria listed above, you will be placed on the wait list. As the application nears to top of the wait list, the Housing Authority will contact you to initiate the final eligibility process, which requires updating income and asset information, along with checking your references to make sure you and your family can reasonably be expected to uphold compliance with the public housing lease. Admission will be denied to any applicant whose habits and practices may be expected to have a detrimental effect on other tenants or on the apartment complex's environment.

Income Eligibility:  The family’s annual income must be within 80% of the median income for the area to qualify as low income. Annual income is the total income from all sources received from each additional member of the family 18 years of age or older.

Emergency Rental Assistance

According to the Idaho Housing and Finance Association, if you or your renter is unable to pay rent or utilities because of the COVID-19 pandemic or the related economic crisis, short-term emergency assistance may be available.
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Twin Falls County Income Limits

Number of people in the family
Maximum annual income

Household Size Max Annual Income
One $36,450
Two $41,650
Three $46,850
Four $52,050
Five $56,250
Six $60,400
Seven $64,550
Eight $68,750

Jerome County Income Limits

Number of people in the family
Maximum annual income

Household Size Max Annual Income
One $33,350
Two $38,100
Three $42,850
Four $47,600
Five $51,450
Six $55,250
Seven $59,050
Eight $62,850

Benefits of affordable housing

  • Stretch your budget further

  • Save more money

  • Spend more time with your family

  • Retire comfortably

  • Have more time to do the things you love

  • Be in control of you finances


your eligibility

Apply Now to find out if you qualify for subsidized or low-income housing.

for housing

Download our formal application to apply to the residency for which you are eligible.


Have a place
to call home

Build a better life with a stable environment that allows you to focus on what really matters.