Public Housing for Senior and Disabled Waitlist: Open

This information was last updated on July 6th, 2015.

The Bristol Housing Authority (BHA) is currently accepting Public Housing waiting list applications for senior/disabled individuals.

Please note: The BHA does not offer a Public Housing program for families.

The BHA offers one Public Housing community with 192 units that are dedicated to senior/disabled individuals.

To apply, download an application here, then print and complete.

Once the application has been completed, it can be mailed or hand delivered to 1014 Hope Street, Bristol, RI 02809.

The BHA does have a preference for veterans.

More information can be found by visiting the BHA website at, or by calling 401-253-4464 during normal office hours.


  • What: Bristol Housing Authority Public Housing for Senior and Disabled Opening
  • How To Apply:
    • In Person Application

Bristol Housing Authority Section 8 HCV Waiting List : Closed

This information was last updated on April 5th, 2016.

The Bristol Housing Authority (BHA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently closed. It was last open for one day in March 2016. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

Bristol, RI is about 15 miles southeast of Providence, RI.

To apply during the opening period, applicants were required to submit a pre-application at the BHA office.

Important note: Applicants who have been placed on the waiting list must inform the housing authority immediately if your application information changes (such as contact information, income, and household members). In the case that the office sends a notice that does not get returned, or if application information is out of date, your name may be terminated from the waiting list. Contact the housing authority to find out how to update application information.

For more information, visit the BHA website, or call the office at (401) 253-4464.

Public Housing Property Inspection Scores

All public housing projects and privately owned rental properties with project-based Section 8 contracts are inspected every 1 to 3 years by HUD’s Real Estate Assessment Center (REAC). The mission of REAC is to insure that HUD’s multifamily portfolio is well maintained, free of health and safety risks for tenants and to prevent waste, fraud and abuse in HUD’s multifamily programs.

The highest REAC score possible is 100 points. Points are awarded in five inspectable areas: site, building exteriors, common areas, systems and units. Points may be weighted differently for different property types. For example, an urban property with little to no grounds might have a score weighted more on the building exteriors and less on the site whereas a suburban property with acres of land will be weighted more on the site review.

The frequency of REAC inspections is determined by the last REAC score a property received. If a property receives a REAC score of 90 or higher, the next REAC inspection will be scheduled in 3 years. Scores of 80 to 89 require re-inspection in 2 years and scores of 60 to 79 require re-inspection in a year.

A score of less than 60 is considered failing. Scores of 31 to 59 require re-inspection in 60 days and scores of 30 or lower are referred to a HUD Enforcement Center for corrective action.

Property Score Inspection Date
Benjamin Church Ma 99/100 10/07/2014

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Elder Care One participates in the following programs:
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266 Wood St participates in the following programs:
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