Last Updated on September 13, 2023 by Lori Pace
This article is dedicated to helping single moms find assistance programs in Idaho. We cover weatherization, nutrition assistance, credit counseling, medical care, rent assistance, and more.
Assistance programs for single moms in Idaho
Weatherization Assistance Program for Single Mothers
The Idaho Weatherization Assistance Program provides assistance to lessen the burden of energy bills of low-income persons, particularly the elderly, single mothers, persons with disabilities, families with children, and high residential energy users. You must be a resident of Idaho to qualify for the program. You’re automatically qualified for WAP if you’re a recipient of Supplemental Security Income or Aid to Families with Dependent Children.
Contact 208-375-7382 or 877-375-7382 or visit their website to find more information about the WAP.
Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) for Single Mothers
The SNAP, a federally-funded program for low-income families in need to have additional funds for food. SNAP benefits are received within seven days, and you must meet certain requirements to be qualified. Idaho Quest Card is what you’ll be receiving if you’re qualified. Visit their website or call 877-456-1233 to start your application.
Credit Counseling for single mothers
Losing control of your finances and creditors calling at all hours can be stressful, find relief by talking to a credit counselor.
Debt Reduction Services
Debt Reduction Services, non-profit debt management and credit counseling organization that aims to improve its clients’ financial well-being. They can help with the following:
- Helps reduce or eliminate interest charges and stop overlimit fees through negotiations
- Makes credit bills to easy monthly payment
- Helps you pay debt faster
- Makes interest rates lower regardless of credit score
- Stops collection calls
- Creates a realistic budget and financial plan to follow
Boise Office: 6213 N. Cloverdale Rd. Suite 100 Boise, ID 83713 208-378-0200
Telephone Assistance for single parents
Lifeline and Idaho Telephone Service Assistance Program (ITSAP)
The Lifeline, a federally funded program has a monthly discount of $9.25 on telephone bills that are available to those who qualify. The ITSAP offers an additional discount of $2.50 on the phone bill to those who qualify. With the two programs together, qualified individuals and families can save $11.75 monthly on their phone bills.
Start your application at your local Idaho Department of Health & Welfare (IDHW) regional office, or Idaho Community Action Program (CAP). Visit this website to learn more about the program, and browse on this page for the list of providers.
Low Cost Medical Care
American Falls Clinic– HealthWest accepts the uninsured, underinsured, insured, Medicare, Medicaid, and all income levels and offers them a broad range of services at low cost. Visit their website or call 208-226-2822 to find more about their services
Eviction and Foreclosure Prevention
If you’re facing eviction, your landlord is filing for bankruptcy, or going through foreclosure, you should understand your rights. These are your rights as a tenant under Idaho state law.
- You cannot be discriminated when you’re looking for a place to rent or during the tenancy.
- The right to have a rental property that is not dangerous or unhealthy.
- The right to request needed repairs and have the landlord address the repairs within three days.
- Landlord cannot evict without going through the proper court process.
- Landlords cannot unfairly keep the renter security deposit if there is no damage
- Discrimination in Housing – Landlords cannot discriminate against you because of your sex, race, color, religion, disability, national origin, or familial status. These are called the protected classes. This applies when you are looking for a rental and when you are living in a rental.