Bloomington Housing Authority

1007 N Summitt Street
Bloomington, Monroe County, Indiana 47404

Bloomington Housing Authority is a Public Housing Agency in Bloomington, Indiana that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), and Public Housing programs. As of January 19th, 2020, Bloomington Housing Authority has 1 waiting lists that are open now or opening soon.

The Public Housing Waiting List is open indefinitely.

Bloomington Housing Authority serves Monroe County.

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting ListStatus
Public Housing Open Until Further Notice
Monroe County, Indiana Housing Choice Voucher Closed

Open Bloomington Housing Authority Waiting Lists

Open Until Further Notice: Public Housing Waiting List

How To Apply to the Public Housing Waiting List

The Bloomington Housing Authority (BHA) Public Housing waiting list is currently open, since at least April, 2019, until further notice. Waiting lists for a specific community or bedroom size may be closed.

To apply, complete the online application here, and then download and print the the documents online here. Select the "Public Housing Step 2 Application" link.

Once the Step 2 Application has been completed, it must be mailed or hand delivered to 1007 N Summitt Street, Bloomington, IN 47404, or faxed to (812) 339-7177 within 10 days of applying.

Preferences have not yet been confirmed.

For more information, visit the BHA website here.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (812)339-3491.

Next Steps

Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 04/09/2019.

Other Bloomington Housing Authority Waiting Lists

Closed: Monroe County, Indiana Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

How To Apply to the Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

The Bloomington Housing Authority (BHA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently closed. It was last open for two weeks in June, 2019. Before that, it open for two weeks in October, 2017; for one week in February, 2016; and from December, 2014 until April, 2015. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

To apply during the opening period, applicants were required to complete the online application.

This waiting list had the following preferences: Monroe County resident; Brown, Greene, Lawrence, Morgan, or Owen County resident; Head of household and spouse is elderly or disabled; Any household member is disabled; Current victim of domestic violence; Current veteran or spouse of veteran; Working 35+ hours per week; Working 20-34 hours per week.

Applicants were placed on the waiting list by date and time the application was received, by order of preferences.

For more information, visit the BHA website.

Last Updated on 07/02/2019.

About Bloomington Housing Authority

More information about Bloomington Housing Authority can be found on its website at

Representatives of Bloomington Housing Authority may be available by phone at (812) 339-3491. Unless otherwise noted above, applications will not be provided or accepted by phone.

HCV Portability Status

As of 01/19/2020, it is not known if Bloomington Housing Authority is either absorbing or billing Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher portability requests for porting in. Learn more about porting Housing Choice Vouchers to a new area here.

About the Bloomington Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the HUDs most recent Voucher Management System report, Bloomington Housing Authority manages 1,288 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, 2019:

Standard Homeownership Ported Out VASH
Vouchers 1,200 10 14 64
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $546 $462 $785 $395
Monthly Cost $654,613 $4,623 $10,983 $25,248

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Bloomington 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 7% having issued approximately 187 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 7 years and 4 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of 8 months on the waiting list1.

Income Characteristics

According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 2.1 persons and has a household income of $11,931 per year. 96% of households were very low income (VLI) and 74% were extremely low income (ELI). 27% of households had wages as a major source of income, 0% of households had welfare (TANF, General Assistance or Public Assistance) as their primary source of income, and 66% of households had other income (Social Security, Disability or Pension) as their major source of income.

Heads of Household Characteristics

3% of households were headed by a person 24 years old or less, 53% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 25% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 19% were headed by a person 62 years old or older. In addition, 1% of households were headed by a person 85 years old or older.

40% of households included children, 4% of which had two adults in the household. 38% of households with children have a female head of household. 74% of all households were headed by a female.

20% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 17% of all heads of households being Black and 0% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Bloomington Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher program, 27% include at least one person with a disability. 43% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 69% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

34% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 34% with 2 bedrooms and 33% with 3 or more bedrooms. 23% 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 Bloomington Housing Authority voucher holders in 2016 was $286 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $603. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $115.

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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