Bloomington Housing Authority

1007 N Summitt Street
Bloomington, Monroe County, Indiana 47404

Bloomington Housing Authority is a housing authority that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), Public Housing, and Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD) programs.

Bloomington Housing Authority serves Monroe County.

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting List Status
Monroe County, Indiana Housing Choice Voucher Closed
Reverend ED Butler & Walnut Woods Apartments RAD - Project-Based Voucher Closed
2 and 3-Bedroom Public Housing Closed
1-Bedroom Public Housing Closed
4 and 5-Bedroom Public Housing Closed

Other Bloomington Housing Authority Waiting Lists

During the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, some waiting list openings may be postponed until further notice. Application methods may change, as well. Visit the housing authority's website for the latest on its current operations, if one is available. If there is no information online, you can contact the housing authority directly. Office operations may be different from usual, and it may take days or weeks to get a response.

Bloomington Housing Authority Website: http://www.bhaindiana.net/.

Bloomington Housing Authority Phone: (812) 339-3491.

Closed: Monroe County, Indiana Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

How To Apply to the Waiting List

The Bloomington Housing Authority (BHA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently closed. Applications were last accepted from June 22, 2021 until July 27, 2021. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

There were two ways to apply during the opening period:

  1. Complete the online application.
  2. Print the paper application.

This waiting list had the following preferences:

  • Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD) Transfer: BHA will offer a RAD Transfer preference to Public Housing residents residing in a community affected by RAD conversion who need permanent relocation. Additionally, eligible families must be referred to BHA by Public Housing Property Management. Applicants meeting these criteria will receive four (4) preference points
  • Monroe County Residency: Applicants who reside in Monroe County will receive four (4) preference points
  • Resident of Neighboring County: Applicants residing in the surrounding counties of Owen, Greene, Lawrence, Brown, and Morgan will receive three (3) preference points
  • Victims of Domestic Violence: BHA will offer a Domestic Violence preference to families or individuals that have been subjected to or victimized by a member of the family or household within the past six (6) months. BHA will require evidence that the family has been displaced as a result of fleeing violence in the home. Families are also eligible for this preference if there is proof that the family is currently living in a situation where they are being subjected to or victimized by violence in the home. Applicants meeting these criteria will receive two (2) preference points.
  • Working: Applicants working thirty-five (35) hours or more per week at the existing Federal Minimum Wage will receive two (2) preference points.
    • Applicants working twenty (20) to thirty-four (34) hours per week at the existing Federal Minimum Wage will receive one (1) preference point
  • Veteran: Applicants who are a current member of the U.S. Military Armed Forces, a veteran of the U.S. Military Armed Forces or surviving spouses of a veteran will receive one (1) preference point
  • Disability: A family which has a disabled individual in the household will receive one (1) preference point. Proof of disability will be required in order to receive the preference point. Because the BHA gives preference point(s) for working families, the BHA must also give the benefit of that preference to elderly or disabled applicant families that meet the following guidelines: -
    • Applicant families whose head and spouse, or sole member, are elderly or disabled will receive two (2) additional preference points because the BHA gives preference point(s) for working families.
  • Homeless: This preference is available for families that qualify as homeless under HUD’s definition of homeless. In order to qualify for the homeless priority, applicants must be a resident of Monroe County or the surrounding counties of Owen, Greene, Lawrence, Brown, and Morgan. The BHA also will require a “Verification of Homelessness” form to be completed by a public shelter, social service agency or police department official. Applicants that qualify for the homeless preference will receive one (1) preference point.

Selected applicants were placed on the waiting list by date and time the application is received, weighed by order of preferences.

For more information, visit the BHA website.

Sources: This information was verified by the BHA on July 23, 2021.

Service Area

This waiting list is for rental assistance in Monroe County, Indiana.

Last Updated on 07/27/2021.

Closed: Reverend ED Butler & Walnut Woods Apartments RAD - Project-Based Voucher Waiting List

How To Apply to the Waiting List

The Bloomington Housing Authority (BHA) waiting list for 1, 2 and 3-Bedroom RAD I Project Based Voucher apartments at Reverend ED Butler & Walnut Woods Apartments is currently closed.

The BHA last accepted applications for this waiting list from June 30, 2020, until October 15, 2021. 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.

The maximum income limits per each household size were as follows:

  • 1 $25,850
  • 2 $29,550
  • 3 $33,250
  • 4 $36,900
  • 5 $39,900
  • 6 $42,850

Preferences have not yet been confirmed.

It was not known how applicants were placed on the waiting list.

For more information, visit the BHA website.

Sources: This information was verified by the BHA public notice, as of April 2, 2020. An update was made on October 7, 2021.

Service Area

This waiting list is for rental assistance in Monroe County, Indiana.

Last Updated on 10/15/2021.

Closed: 2 and 3-Bedroom Public Housing Waiting List

How To Apply to the Waiting List

The Bloomington Housing Authority (BHA) Public Housing waiting list for 2 and 3-Bedroom apartments is closed.

The BHA last accepted applications for this waiting list from June 30, 2020, until October 15, 2021. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

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

This waiting list had the following preferences:

  • Live in Monroe County, Indiana
  • Live in the surrounding counties of Owen, Greene, Lawrence, Brown or Morgan
  • Current member of the U.S. Military Armed Forces, a veteran of the U.S. Military Armed Forces or a surviving spouse of a veteran
  • Household include a disabled individual
  • Work 35 hours or more per week or the head and spouse, or sole member, are elderly (62 years of age or older) or disabled
  • Work 20-34 hours per week
  • Resident of Monroe or a surrounding county whose primary nighttime dwelling is one of the following: a supervised public or private shelter designed to provide temporary living accommodations (includes welfare hotels, congregate shelters and transitional housing) or a public or private place not designed for, or ordinarily used as, a regular sleeping place for human beings

It was not known how applicants will be placed on the waiting list.

For more information, visit the BHA website.

Sources: This information was verified by the Bloomington Housing Authority on October 7, 2021.

Service Area

This waiting list is for rental assistance in Monroe County, Indiana. Apartments offered through this waiting list are only located within this service area.

Last Updated on 10/15/2021.

Closed: 1-Bedroom Public Housing Waiting List

How To Apply to the Waiting List

The Bloomington Housing Authority (BHA) Public Housing waiting list for 1-Bedroom apartments is currently closed. Applications were last accepted on May 18, 2021. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

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

This waiting list had the following preferences:

  • Live in Monroe County, Indiana
  • Live in the surrounding counties of Owen, Greene, Lawrence, Brown or Morgan
  • Current member of the U.S. Military Armed Forces, a veteran of the U.S. Military Armed Forces or a surviving spouse of a veteran
  • Household include a disabled individual
  • Work 35 hours or more per week or the head and spouse, or sole member, are elderly (62 years of age or older) or disabled
  • Work 20-34 hours per week
  • Resident of Monroe or a surrounding county whose primary nighttime dwelling is one of the following: a supervised public or private shelter designed to provide temporary living accommodations (includes welfare hotels, congregate shelters and transitional housing) or a public or private place not designed for, or ordinarily used as, a regular sleeping place for human beings

It was not known how applicants were placed on the waiting list.

For more information, visit the BHA website.

Sources: This information was verified by the Bloomington Housing Authority on May 18, 2021.

Service Area

This waiting list is for rental assistance in Monroe County, Indiana. Apartments offered through this waiting list are only located within this service area.

Last Updated on 05/18/2021.

Closed: 4 and 5-Bedroom Public Housing Waiting List

How To Apply to the Waiting List

The Bloomington Housing Authority (BHA) Public Housing waiting list for 4 and 5-Bedroom apartments is currently closed. It is not known when this waiting list was last open, or when it will reopen.

For more information, visit the BHA website.

Sources: This information was verified by the Bloomington Housing Authority, as of June 30, 2020.

Last Updated on 06/30/2020.

About Bloomington Housing Authority

More information about Bloomington Housing Authority can be found on its website at http://www.bhaindiana.net/.

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.

Office Hours

Open today from 8:00am to 4:00pm ET.

Day Hours
Monday 8:00am-4:00pm
Tuesday 8:00am-4:00pm
Wednesday 8:00am-4:00pm
Thursday 8:00am-4:00pm
Friday 8:00am-4:00pm
HCV Portability Status

As of 10/18/2021, 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 1,409 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

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

Standard Homeownership Tenant Protection Ported Out VASH
Vouchers 1,229 9 29 11 67
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $564 $460 $640 $1,252 $429
Monthly Cost $692,637 $4,138 $18,548 $13,771 $28,735

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.


Public Housing Apartments Operated by Bloomington Housing Authority

Crestmont

1006 N Summitt St
Bloomington, Indiana

Walnut Woods

818 E Miller Dr
Bloomington, Indiana