Bloomington Housing and Redevelopment Authority

1800 W Old Shakopee Road
Bloomington, Hennepin County, Minnesota
(952) 563-8937

Bloomington Housing and Redevelopment Authority is a public housing agency in Bloomington, Minnesota that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher, and Public Housing programs. As of March 23rd, 2019, Bloomington Housing and Redevelopment Authority has 1 waiting lists that are open now or opening soon.

The Rental Homes for Future Homebuyers Program Waiting List is open indefinitely.

Bloomington Housing and Redevelopment Authority serves Bloomington.

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting ListStatus
Rental Homes for Future Homebuyers Program Open Indefinitely
Bloomington, Minnesota Housing Choice Voucher Closed
Project-Based Voucher Closed

Open Bloomington Housing and Redevelopment Authority Waiting Lists

Open Indefinitely: Rental Homes for Future Homebuyers Program Waiting List

The Bloomington Housing and Redevelopment Authority (BHRA) Rental Homes for Future Homebuyers Program waiting list is currently open, since at least October 8, 2018, until further notice. It is not known when this waiting list opened, and no closing date has been identified. 

There are two ways to apply:

  1. Download and print the application online here.
  2. Call (952) 563-8937 to request an application by mail, from 8:00 am to 4:30 pm CT.

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

  1. Mailed to the HRA, 1800 West Shakopee Road, Bloomington Minnesota, 55431.
  2. Dropped off at the HRA office at the address above, from 8:00 am to 4:30 pm.

This waiting list has the following preferences: Persons Who Live, Work, or Attend School Locally, Working/Employed, Persons in Job Training or Higher Education, Referred by Local Assistance Program, Persons with a disability who uses a Bloomington service provider.                     

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

For more information, read the BHRA informational flyer, visit the HRA website, or call the office at (952) 563-8937.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (952) 563-8937.

Last Updated on 10/25/2018.

Other Bloomington Housing and Redevelopment Authority Waiting Lists

Closed: Bloomington, Minnesota Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

The Bloomington Housing and Redevelopment Authority (BHRA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently closed. It was last open for five days in November, 2018; and before that for four days in September, 2014. 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: Persons Who Live, Work, or Attend School Locally, Working/Employed, Persons in Job Training or Higher Education, Referred by Local Assistance Program, Persons with a disability who uses a Bloomington service provider.

1,500 applicants were placed on the waiting list by random lottery, by order of preferences.

For more information, visit the HRA website, or call the office at (952) 563-8937.

Last Updated on 01/05/2019.

Closed: Project-Based Voucher Waiting List

The Bloomington Housing and Redevelopment Authority (BHRA) Section 8 Project-Based Voucher waiting list is currently closed. It was last open for five days in November, 2018. 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: Persons Who Live, Work, or Attend School Locally, Working/Employed, Persons in Job Training or Higher Education, Referred by Local Assistance Program, Persons with a disability who uses a Bloomington service provider.

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

For more information, visit the HRA website, or call the office at (952) 563-8937.

Last Updated on 11/09/2018.

About Bloomington Housing and Redevelopment Authority

More information about Bloomington Housing and Redevelopment Authority can be found on its website at https://www.bloomingtonmn.gov/hra/bloomington-housing-and-redevelopment-authority-hra.

HCV Portability Status

As of 10/08/2018, Bloomington Housing and Redevelopment Authority is billing 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 8:00am-4:30pm
Tuesday 8:00am-4:30pm
Wednesday 8:00am-4:30pm
Thursday 8:00am-4:30pm
Friday 8:00am-4:30pm
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed

About the Bloomington Housing and Redevelopment Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the most recent VMS report, Bloomington Housing and Redevelopment Authority manages 515 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

The following is a summary of the types of vouchers managed and the monthly costs of each:

Standard Tenant Protection Ported Out
Vouchers 454 11 50
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $636 $696 $696
Monthly Cost $288,711 $7,655 $34,821

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Bloomington Housing and Redevelopment 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 5% having issued approximately 101 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 8 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 67 months on the waiting list1.

Income Characteristics

According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 2.8 persons and has a household income of $16,891 per year. 98% of households were very low income (VLI) and 77% 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 52% of households had other income (Social Security, Disability or Pension) as their major source of income.

Heads of Household Characteristics

1% of households were headed by a person 24 years old or less, 49% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 28% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 22% were headed by a person 62 years old or older. In addition, 2% of households were headed by a person 85 years old or older.

43% of households included children, 12% of which had two adults in the household. 38% of households with children have a female head of household. 81% of all households were headed by a female.

64% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 61% of all heads of households being Black and 1% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Bloomington Housing and Redevelopment Authority Housing Choice Voucher program, 17% include at least one person with a disability. 35% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 60% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

42% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 31% with 2 bedrooms and 27% with 3 or more bedrooms. 7% 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 and Redevelopment Authority voucher holders in 2016 was $474 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $710. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $69.



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 Operated by Bloomington Housing and Redevelopment Authority

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