Bristol Housing Authority

164 Jerome Avenue
Bristol, Hartford County, Connecticut 6010

Bristol Housing Authority is a Public Housing Agency in Bristol, Connecticut that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), Public Housing, Homeownership Voucher, Family Self-sufficiency, and Moving to Work programs. As of October 16th, 2019, Bristol Housing Authority has 1 waiting lists that are open now or opening soon.

The Komanetsky Estates 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.

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting ListStatus
Komanetsky Estates Senior Congregate Housing Open Now
Bristol Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher Closed
Zbikowski Park Project-Based Voucher Closed
1, 2, 3, and 4-Bedroom, Family Public Housing Closed

Open Bristol Housing Authority Waiting Lists

Open Now: Komanetsky Estates Senior Congregate Housing Waiting List

How To Apply to the Other Senior Waiting List

The Bristol Housing Authority (BHA) Komanetsky Estates Senior Congregate Housing waiting list is currently open. Applications are being accepted from May 9, 2019, until November 8, 2019.

According to the BHA, the eligibility requirements are:

  • "Earn 80 percent of area median income or less as a household
  • Be over the age of 62ave temporary/periodic difficulties with one or more essential activity of daily living"

There are three ways to apply during the opening period:

  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 Komanetsky Estates office, located at 81 Grove Avenue, Bristol ,Connecticut 06010, anytime Sunday through Saturday.
  3. Call (860) 585-1236 to request an application by mail, anytime, 7 days a week.

Once the application has been completed, it must be either:

  1. Dropped off at the Komanetsky Estates office located at the above address, anytime, 7 days a week.
  2. Faxed to (860) 585-1248.
  3. Emailed to llamar@bristolhousing.org.

    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.

    For more information, visit the BHA Congregate Housing page, or the BHA website.

    Reasonable Accommodation

    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 08/28/2019.

    Other Bristol Housing Authority Waiting Lists

    Closed: Bristol Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

    How To Apply to the Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

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

    Last Updated on 01/17/2018.

    Closed: Zbikowski Park Project-Based Voucher Waiting List

    How To Apply to the Project-Based Voucher Waiting List

    The Bristol Housing Authority (BHA) Zbikowski Park Project Based Voucher waiting list is currently closed. Pre-applications were last accepted from August 19, 2019, until September 2, 2019. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

    There were two ways to apply during the opening period:

    1. Open and print the pre-application online.
    2. Pick up a pre-application in person from the BHA office.

    Once the pre-application was completed, it must have been postmarked between August 19, 2019 and September 2, 2019; and mailed to The Bristol Housing Authority.

    Pre-Applications were accepted by mail only.

    Preferences have not yet been confirmed.

    300 applicants were placed on the waiting list by random lottery on September 23, 2019.

    For more information, visit the BHA website.

    Last Updated on 09/02/2019.

    Closed: 1, 2, 3, and 4-Bedroom, Family Public Housing Waiting List

    How To Apply to the Public Housing Waiting List

    The Bristol Housing Authority (BHA) 1, 2, 3, and 4-Bedroom, Family Public Housing waiting list is currently closed. Pre-applications were last accepted from August 19, 2019, until August 29, 2019.

    There were two ways to apply during the opening period:

    1. Open and print the pre-application online.
    2. Pick up an application at the BHA office.

    Once the pre-application was completed it must have been mailed to the Bristol Housing Authority. Applications must have been postmarked between August 19, 2019 and August 29, 2019.

    This waiting list had the following preferences:

    • Victims of Domestic Violence
    • Homelessness
    • Non-elderly disabled
    • Veterans

    Selected applicants were placed on the waiting list by random lottery, weighed by order of preferences.

    For more information, visit the BHA Housing Programs page, or the BHA website.

    Last Updated on 08/29/2019.

    About Bristol Housing Authority

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

    Representatives of Bristol Housing Authority may be available by phone at (860) 582-6313. Unless otherwise noted above, applications will not be provided or accepted by phone.

    Open today from 8:30am to 4:30pm ET.

    Office Hours

    Day Hours
    Monday 8:30am-4:30pm
    Tuesday 8:30am-1:00pm
    Wednesday 8:30am-4:30pm
    Thursday 1:00pm-4:30pm
    Friday 8:30am-4:30pm
    Saturday Closed
    Sunday Closed
    HCV Portability Status

    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.


    About the Bristol Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

    As of the most recent VMS report, Bristol Housing Authority manages 660 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
    Vouchers 627 5 3 22
    Monthly Cost Per Voucher $703 $648 $431 $698
    Monthly Cost $440,897 $3,240 $1,294 $15,363

    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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    Apartment Communities managed by Bristol Housing Authority

    Zbikowski Park

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