Regional and Local Resources

We have assembled resources we trust and will continue to update this page on a regular basis.

State Assistance

Food (School and Pantries)

There is no easy to use comprehensive food pantry/foodbank site. If you are unsure about food pantries/food banks in your area, check with local churches.

Utilities

  • Unable to pay utilities: If you are unable to pay utilities (electricity/water/sewer) contact the utility or if you pay your bill directly to the city, contact the city to see if they can work with you during this difficult time.
  • Idaho Housing and Finance Association: Funding is currently available for short-term assistance for renters unable to pay utilities. You must meet eligibility criteria.

Rental Assistance

Idaho Housing and Finance Association: COVID-19 resources for customers and partners. Idaho Housing and Finance Association is working to stabilize Idaho households affected by COVID-19 and the related economic crisis. If you or your renter has lost income because of the pandemic and cannot pay rent or utilities, short-term assistance may be available to prevent eviction.

Assistance Organizations

Community Action Partnerships (CAP): A private, non-profit association dedicated to fighting the causes and conditions of poverty in Idaho

  • Lewiston CAP:
    • Counties: Assistance is offered for low income families in Benewah, Bonner, Boundary, Clearwater, Kootenai, Latah, Idaho, Lewis, Nez Perce, and Shoshone.
  • Eastern Idaho CAP:
    • Counties: Assistance is offered for low income families in Bonneville, Bingham, Butte, Clark, Custer, Fremont, Lemhi, Jefferson, Madison, and Teton.
  • El-Ada CAP:
    • Counties: Assistance is offered for low income families in Ada and Elmore.
  • South Central CAP:
    • Counties: Assistance is offered for low income families in Blaine, Camas, Twin Falls, Cassia, Gooding, Jerome, Lincoln, and Minidoka.
  • Southeastern Idaho CAP:
    • Counties: Assistance is offered for low income families in Bannock, Bear Lake, Bingham, Caribou, Franklin, Oneida, or Power County
  • Western Idaho CAP:
    • Counties: Assistance is offered for low income families in Adams, Boise, Canyon, Gem, Owyhee, Payette, Valley, Washington, Asotin.

Community

The list of community resources is a work in progress. If there is a resource in your community or region of the state, please share by listing it in the comments section below or emailing informidaho1@gmail.com

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