Bristol Housing Authority

164 Jerome Avenue
Bristol, Hartford County, Connecticut 6010
(860) 582-6313

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

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 May 20th, 2019, Bristol Housing Authority has 2 waiting lists that are open now or opening soon.

The Limited Public Housing Waiting List has opened and is accepting applications now. The waiting list is scheduled to close on June 13th, 2019. The Senior Congregate Housing Other Senior Waiting List is open indefinitely.

Bristol Housing Authority serves Bristol.

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting ListStatus
Limited Public Housing Open Now
Senior Congregate Housing Open Indefinitely
Bristol Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher Closed

Open Bristol Housing Authority Waiting Lists

Open Now: Limited Public Housing Waiting List

Waiting List Summary

  • What: Public Housing Waiting List
  • When:  May 13th, 2019  at 08:30 AM  ET - June 13th, 2019 at 04:30 PM ET
  • How to Apply:  Pick Up Application.  Print Out Application.  Mail In Application.  Turn In Application. 
  • Applicants Placed By:  Date and Time
  • Preferences:  No Preferences.  Learn More About Preferences

Waiting List Details

The Bristol Housing Authority (BHA) Public Housing waiting list is currently open on a limited basis, from May 13, 2019 at 8:30 am, until June 13, 2019 at 4:30 pm ET.

Please note: According to the BHA, this opening is "for households who meet the Elderly (62 years and over) preference ONLY, households meeting this preference will be eligible to apply at this time."

There are two 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 BHA office, located at 164 Jerome Avenue, Bristol, Connecticut 06010; from 8:30 am until 4:30 pm on Monday and Wednesday; from 8:30 am until 1:00 pm on Tuesday; from 1:00 pm until 4:00 pm on Thursday and on Friday from 8:30 until 2:00 pm ET.

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

  1. Mailed to the Housing Authority of the City of Bristol, 164 Jerome Avenue, Bristol, Connecticut 06010; Attn: Housing Service Assistant. Postmarked no later than June 13, 2019.
  2. Dropped off at the BHA office located at the above address during the above listed hours.

There are no preferences.

Selected applicants will be placed on the waiting list by date and time the application is received.

For more information, read the BHA public notice, or visit 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) 852-6313.

Next Steps

Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 05/13/2019.

Open Indefinitely: Senior Congregate Housing Waiting List

The Bristol Housing Authority (BHA) Senior Congregate Housing waiting list for apartments at at Komanetsky Estates is currently open, from May 9, 2019 at 12:00 am ET, until further notice.

Please note: According to the BHA, the eligibility requirements are:

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

There are three 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 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 05/16/2019.

Other Bristol Housing Authority Waiting Lists

Closed: Bristol Housing Authority 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.

About Bristol Housing Authority

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

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.

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

About the Bristol Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

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
Vouchers 613 5 3 14
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $700 $762 $431 $729
Monthly Cost $429,368 $3,811 $1,294 $10,202

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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