Housing Authority of the City of Bloomington

104 East Wood Street
Bloomington, McLean County, Illinois 61701

Housing Authority of the City of Bloomington is a housing authority that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), Public Housing, Family Self-Sufficiency, Veteran Affairs Supportive Housing (VASH), Section 8 Project-Based Voucher (PBV), and Mainstream Voucher programs. As of August 7th, 2022, Housing Authority of the City of Bloomington has 1 waiting lists that are open now or opening soon.

Housing Authority of the City of Bloomington offers Project-Based Voucher Housing, Public Housing and Section 8 Housing rental assistance in Bloomington.

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting List Status
Housing Authority of the City of Bloomington Public Housing Open Until Further Notice
Housing Authority of the City of Bloomington Housing Choice Voucher Closed
Housing Authority of the City of Bloomington Public Housing Closed

Open Housing Authority of the City of Bloomington Waiting Lists

Open Until Further Notice: Public Housing Waiting List

Please Note: Due to the decentralized nature of affordable housing information, the information about this waiting list may be out of date.

The Bloomington City Housing Authority is now accepting public housing applications for families and elderly/disabled individuals.


This Housing Authority has 600 apartment units in 9 different complexes located throughout the city of Bloomington.


To apply for public housing please visit the Housing Authority central office located at, 104 E Wood St., Bloomington, IL.


Please bring completed applications to the above address to complete the application process.  Be sure to have originals of birth certificates, social security cards, photo ID, and verification of current address.


For more information, visit the Housing Authority website at www.bloomingtonha.org or call the office at 309-829-4460.
Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (309)829-3360.

Next Steps

Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 05/22/2015.

Other Housing Authority of the City of Bloomington Waiting Lists

Closed: Housing Authority of the City of Bloomington Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

The Housing Authority of the City of Bloomington (HACB) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently closed.  It was last open for two weeks in October 2014. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.


To apply in 2014, prospective applicants were required to obtain and submit the pre-application at the HACB office.


For more information, visit the HACB website, or call the HACB at (309) 829-3360.

Last Updated on 07/30/2015.

Closed: Public Housing Waiting List

The Bloomington City Housing Authority is now accepting public housing applications for families and elderly/disabled individuals.


This Housing Authority has 600 apartment units in 9 different complexes located throughout the city of Bloomington.The Bloomington City Housing Authority is now accepting public housing applications for families and elderly/disabled individuals.


This Housing Authority has 600 apartment units in 9 different complexes located throughout the city of Bloomington.


To apply for public housing please visit the Housing Authority central office located at, 104 E Wood St., Bloomington, IL.


Please bring completed applications to the above address to complete the application process.  Be sure to have originals of birth certificates, social security cards, photo ID, and verification of current address.


For more information, visit the Housing Authority website at www.bloomingtonha.org or call the office at 309-829-4460.

Last Updated on 05/22/2015.

About Housing Authority of the City of Bloomington

More information about Housing Authority of the City of Bloomington can be found on its website at http://www.bloomingtonha.com/.

Representatives of Housing Authority of the City of Bloomington may be available by phone at (309) 829-3360. Unless otherwise noted above, applications will not be provided or accepted by phone.

HCV Portability Status

As of August 7th, 2022, it is not known if Housing Authority of the City of Bloomington is processing Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher portability requests for porting in due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

As of 04/04/2019, Housing Authority of the City of Bloomington is billing for Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher port-in requests. Learn more about porting Housing Choice Vouchers to a new area here.


About the Housing Authority of the City of Bloomington Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the HUDs most recent Voucher Management System report, Housing Authority of the City of Bloomington manages 357 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

The following is a summary of the types of vouchers managed and the monthly costs of each as of September 30th, 2021:

Standard Homeownership VASH
Vouchers 341 2 14
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $517 $608 $502
Monthly Cost $176,296 $1,215 $7,023

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Housing Authority of the City of Bloomington

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 7% having issued approximately 59 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 7 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 56 months on the waiting list1.

Income Characteristics

According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 2.7 persons and has a household income of $14,148 per year. 99% of households were very low income (VLI) and 84% were extremely low income (ELI). 44% of households had wages as a major source of income, 3% of households had welfare (TANF, General Assistance or Public Assistance) as their primary source of income, and 43% 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, 64% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 21% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 12% were headed by a person 62 years old or older. In addition, 0% of households were headed by a person 85 years old or older.

64% of households included children, 2% of which had two adults in the household. 62% of households with children have a female head of household. 90% of all households were headed by a female.

73% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 72% of all heads of households being Black and -1% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Housing Authority of the City of Bloomington Housing Choice Voucher program, 13% include at least one person with a disability. 27% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 46% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

18% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 40% with 2 bedrooms and 42% with 3 or more bedrooms. 14% 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 Housing Authority of the City of Bloomington voucher holders in 2016 was $364 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $650. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $133.



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.


Public Housing Apartments Operated by Housing Authority of the City of Bloomington

Holton, Sunnyside, Evergreen

1416 W Market St
Bloomington, Illinois

Handicapped Units

810 W Jackson St
Bloomington, Illinois

Woodhill

104 E Wood St
Bloomington, Illinois

Iwoodhill North

101 E MacArthur Ave
Bloomington, Illinois