Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Ada County families may lose financial assistance for rent, utilities

Families getting monthly financial assistance for rent and utilities were notified by the local housing authority late last week that their aid will be suspended on Aug. 1.

Deanna Watson, executive director of the Boise City/Ada County Housing Authority, expects that the wait for new families to get assistance could grow from about 2.5 years to 4.5 years. The program serves about 1,900 families, and another 4,700 are on the waiting list.

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