Resources for Renters
Review the information here or call BCHA at 208-788-6102 with questions regarding tenants rights and obligations.
Answers to these questions and more can be found in the links to the right.
Tenant rights and obligations
You should ALWAYS pay your rent on time and in full. Landlords are able to use expedited procedures to evict tenants who are not current on their rent.
* BCHA does not provide legal advice. We strongly encourage tenants to contact a qualified Idaho Landlord/Tenant attorney immediately upon receipt of an eviction notice, summons or other complaint from a process server or attorney's office.
The Idaho Attorney General's "Landlord and Tenant Guidelines" contains a wealth of information including information on leases, pre-rental and move-in, move-out checklists.
Idaho Legal Aid has published this advice for Idaho renters. This document includes information about foreclosure, a tenant's rights after a trustee's sale and "cash for keys" deals.
Fair Housing Information
It is illegal to discriminate in the sale or rental of housing, including against individuals seeking a mortgage or housing assistance, or in other housing-related activities. The Fair Housing Act prohibits this discrimination because of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, familial status, and disability.
If you feel that you have been the victim of illegal discrimination in any housing transaction (purchase, rental, or real estate listing), please click the button to the right to fill out an online complaint form through HUD's Office of Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity or call 800-877-0246 to speak to an intake specialist.