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Bristol Housing Authority

164 Jerome Avenue
Bristol, Hartford County, Connecticut
(860) 582-6313

About Bristol Housing Authority

Bristol Housing Authority is a Section 8 and Public Housing Agency in Bristol, Connecticut.

As of January 17th, 2018 we have confirmed Bristol Housing Authority has services or waiting list preferences for Those Displaced by Natural Disaster.

Bristol Housing Authority serves Bristol.

Bristol Housing Authority Waiting Lists

Bristol, Connecticut Limited Public Housing Waiting List: Open Now

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Wait List Summary
  • What:  Bristol Housing Authority Public Housing Opening
  • When: December 26th, 2017 at 08:30 AM ET-March 30th, 2018 at 04:30 PM ET
  • Ways to Apply: Pick Up Application. Print Out Application. 
  • Applicants Placed By:  Not Known
  • Reasonable Accommodation:  Applicants who need help completing the application due to age or disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority at (860) 585-2024.
  • Preferences For: The Elderly. Those Displaced by Natural Disaster. Persons with Disabilities.  Learn More About Preferences

The Bristol Housing Authority (BHA) Public Housing waiting list is currently open on a limited basis, from December 26, 2017 at 8:30 am, until March 30, 2018 at 4:30 pm ET.

According to the BHA, the waiting list is open, "for households who meet the Elderly preference, the Disabled preference, and/or households that are FEMA-certified disaster victims. Only households meeting any of these preferences will be eligible to apply at this time."

There are two ways to apply:

  1. Download and print the application online here. If an applicant does not have access to the Internet, they can use a computer at a local library.
  2. Pick up an application at the BHA office, located at 164 Jerome Avenue, Bristol, CT 06010; from 8:30 am until 4:30 pm on Monday, Wednesday and Friday; from 8:30 am until 1:00 pm on Tuesday; and from 1:00 pm until 4:00 pm on Thursday.

Once the application has been completed, it must be mailed to:

The Housing Authority of the City of Bristol
164 Jerome Avenue
Bristol, CT 06010
Attn: Housing Service Assistant

Income limit information can be found here.

This waiting list has the following preferences: Elderly, disabled, FEMA certified disaster victim.

For more information, visit, read the BHA public notice, visit the BHA website, or call the office at (860) 582-6313.


After applying, learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 01/17/2018.

Bristol Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List: Closed

The Bristol Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List is currently closed.


After applying, learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 01/17/2018.

More information about Bristol Housing Authority can be found on its website at http://www.bristolhousing.org/.


About the Bristol Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the most recent VMS report, Bristol Housing Authority manages 646 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

The following is a summary of the types of vouchers managed and the monthly costs of each:

StandardHomeownershipTenant ProtectionPorted Out
Vouchers6245311
Monthly Cost Per Voucher$700$630$450$591
Monthly Cost$436,597$3,152$1,350$6,498

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Bristol Housing Authority

Waiting List and Tenancy

According to the 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households database, the housing authority's voucher program has an annual turnover of 9% having issued approximately 71 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 8 years and 9 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of 52 months on the waiting list1.

Income Characteristics

According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 2.4 persons and has a household income of $16,363 per year. 97% of households were very low income (VLI) and 76% were extremely low income (ELI). 42% of households had wages as a major source of income, 4% of households had welfare (TANF, General Assistance or Public Assistance) as their primary source of income, and 53% of households had other income (Social Security, Disability or Pension) as their major source of income.

Heads of Household Characteristics

4% of households were headed by a person 24 years old or less, 57% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 20% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 19% were headed by a person 62 years old or older. In addition, 3% of households were headed by a person 85 years old or older.

54% of households included children, 5% of which had two adults in the household. 51% of households with children have a female head of household. 90% of all households were headed by a female.

25% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 10% of all heads of households being Black and -1% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Bristol Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher program, 18% include at least one person with a disability. 28% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 48% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

22% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 47% with 2 bedrooms and 31% with 3 or more bedrooms. 15% of voucher recipients are considered overhoused, meaning they occupy a rental unit larger than their family size requires.

Rent, Assistance, and Utility Allowances

The average monthly tenant contribution to rent by Bristol Housing Authority voucher holders in 2016 was $425 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $786. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $164.



1. This Picture of Subsidized Households data field is the average wait time of those who received a voucher in the preceding 12 months. Due to special voucher programs like VASH, recent waiting list purges, or waiting list preferences the average wait time can vary significantly from one year to the next and it is entirely possible many current applicants on the waiting list have been waiting for assistance for far longer.


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