Bristol Redevelopment and Housing Authority
809 Edmond Street
Bristol, Washington County, VA

276-642-2001 http://www.brha.com/

Section 8 Waiting List Status: Open Indefinitely

Affordable Housing Online is tracking the status of the Bristol Redevelopment and Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List. This is what we know as of our most recent update on August 31st, 2016.

The Bristol Redevelopment and Housing Authority (BRHA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently open. This waiting list opened July 2, 2014 and is open indefinitely.

To apply, pick up an application at the BRHA office, located at 809 Edmond Street, Bristol, VA.

For more information, visit the BRHA website or call the BRHA office at (276) 642-2001.

Public Housing Waiting List Status : Open

Affordable Housing Online is tracking the status of the Bristol Redevelopment and Housing Authority Public Housing Waiting Lists. This is what we know as of our most recent update May 22nd, 2015.

The Bristol Redevelopment and Housing Authority is accepting public housing waiting list applications for familie sand senior/disabled individuals.


This housing authority has 411 public housing units in six different communities located throughout Bristol. For a complete listing of the communities offered, you can find them here.

To apply for public housing, you can find the online application here.

Once your application has been processed, you will receive a phone call and letter stating when to come in for your interview to complete the application process. Be sure to bring these documents with you to your interview: birth certificates, social security cards, proof of income, rent receipts, a utility print out, and photo IDs for all adult household members.

This housing authority does have a preference point system that may improve your spot on the waiting list: working family, involuntary displacement, natural disaster,  education/training program, elderly, and disabled.

More information can be found by visiting the housing authority website at http://www.brha.com/. They can also be reached with any questions you may have by calling 276-642-2001, during normal office hours.

Assisted Unit Distribution What is Housing Assistance?

The Bristol Redevelopment and Housing Authority administers both a public housing and Section 8 housing voucher program. The housing authority owns and manages 7 projects which contain 410 affordable rental units. It also administers 254 Section 8 housing vouchers.

According to HUD, Bristol Redevelopment and Housing Authority is determined to be a Medium Low public housing authority, meaning it manages between 250 - 499 public housing units. Also according to the Department of Housing and Urban Development, the housing authority is designated as Medium Low, meaning it administers 250 - 499 Section 8 vouchers.

Comparing the housing assistance distribution of Bristol Redevelopment and Housing Authority between Public Housing Units (62%) and Section 8 Housing Vouchers (38%) to that of all housing authorities in Virginia, Bristol Redevelopment and Housing Authority has a larger proportion of public housing units than the average housing authority. The housing authority’s proportion of Section 8 vouchers under management is larger than the average housing authority in Virginia.

Source United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (hud.gov, 2014)

SEMAP Performance What are SEMAP Scores?

Each year HUD reviews and scores the housing authority’s Section 8 program management based on 14 different criteria. This score is a reflection of how well the housing authority manages the Section 8 waiting list, the physical quality of housing assisted with Section 8 and the financial management of the program.

From 2001 to 2009, Bristol Redevelopment and Housing Authority scored an average of 91 points as of the last set of publicly available data. The housing authority had a high score of 100 in 2001 and a low score of 65 in 2005. The average SEMAP Score for Housing Authorities in Virginia is 72.09.

Bristol Redevelopment and Housing Authority has an average score that is more than the average Virginia housing authority. Higher SEMAP scores indicate more effective financial management, a smoother waiting list process and higher quality physical conditions at assisted properties.

Source President's Open Government Directive (hud.gov/offices/pih/, 2012)

Housing Authority Annual and 5 Year Plans

Public housing agencies, also called public housing authorities, which receive funding from HUD, are required to submit and receive approval from the US Department of Housing and Urban Development of both an Annual Plan and a 5 Year Plan. These plans establish each housing authority’s policies, strategies, programs and operations for meeting the housing needs of persons within their target area.

The housing authority plans include specific details about the cost of renovations to real estate (also known as capital improvements), changes to Section 8 HCV policies, planned redevelopment of public housing projects and other major administrative changes.

Following are the HUD-approved public housing agency plans for Bristol Redevelopment and Housing Authority.

Year Date Approved Plan PDF Document
2011 4/1/11 Plan
2010 3/2/10 Plan
2008 2/22/08 Plan
2007 2/22/08 Plan
2005 6/7/05 Plan
2004 2/5/04 Plan
2003 3/7/03 Plan
2002 4/3/02 Plan
2001 3/29/01 Plan
2000 7/27/00 Plan