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Bristol Housing Authority is a Public Housing Agency in Bristol, Connecticut that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), Public Housing, Moving to Work, Homeownership Voucher, and Family Self-sufficiency programs. As of July 16th, 2019, Bristol Housing Authority has 1 waiting lists that are open now or opening soon.
The Senior Congregate Housing Other Senior Waiting List has opened and is accepting applications now. The waiting list is scheduled to close on November 8th, 2019.
Bristol Housing Authority serves Bristol.
|Senior Congregate Housing||Open Now|
|Bristol Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher||Closed|
How To Apply to the Other Senior Waiting List
Waiting List Details
The Bristol Housing Authority (BHA) Senior (62+) Congregate Housing waiting list for apartments at at Komanetsky Estates is currently open, from May 9, 2019 at 12:00 am ET, until November 8, 2019.
Please note: According to the BHA, the eligibility requirements are:
There are three ways to apply:
Once the application has been completed, it must be either:
This waiting list has the following preferences: Veterans or Homeless.
Selected applicants will be placed on the waiting list by date and time the application is received, by order of preferences.
Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (860) 585-1236.
Last Updated on 06/24/2019.
The Bristol Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List is currently closed.
Last Updated on 01/17/2018.
The Bristol Housing Authority (BHA) Public Housing waiting list is currently closed. It was last open for households who met the Elderly (62+) preference for one month from May until June, 2019. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.
There were two ways to apply during the opening period:
Once the application has been completed, it must have been either:
There are no preferences.
Selected applicants will be placed on the waiting list by date and time the application is received.
For more information, visit, the BHA website.
Last Updated on 07/13/2019.
More information about Bristol Housing Authority can be found on its website at http://www.bristolhousing.org/index.htm.
As of 04/30/2019, Bristol Housing Authority is absorbing for Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher port-in requests. Learn more about porting Housing Choice Vouchers to a new area here.
As of the most recent VMS report, Bristol Housing Authority manages 638 active Housing Choice Vouchers.
The following is a summary of the types of vouchers managed and the monthly costs of each:
|Standard||Homeownership||Tenant Protection||Ported Out|
|Monthly Cost Per Voucher||$700||$762||$431||$729|
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.