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Bristol Redevelopment and Housing Authority

809 Edmond Street
Bristol, Virginia 24201

Bristol Redevelopment and Housing Authority is a Public Housing Agency that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), and Public Housing programs. As of September 29th, 2020, Bristol Redevelopment and Housing Authority has 2 waiting lists that are open now or opening soon.

The Bristol, Virginia Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List is open indefinitely. The Public Housing Waiting List is open indefinitely.

Bristol Redevelopment and Housing Authority serves Bristol.

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting ListStatus
Bristol, Virginia Housing Choice Voucher Open Until Further Notice
Public Housing Open Until Further Notice

Open Bristol Redevelopment and Housing Authority Waiting Lists

Due to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, some waiting list openings may be postponed until further notice. Visit the housing authority's website for the latest on its current operations, if one is available. If there is no information online, contact the housing authority directly. Due to a high volume of calls and modified office hours in most areas, it may take days or weeks to get a response.

Bristol Redevelopment and Housing Authority Website: http://www.brha.com/.

Bristol Redevelopment and Housing Authority Phone: (276) 642-2001.

Open Until Further Notice: Bristol, Virginia Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

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Note: Due to the decentralized nature of affordable housing information, the information about this waiting list may be out of date.

How To Apply to the Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

The Bristol Redevelopment and Housing Authority (BRHA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently open, from July 2, 2014, until further notice.

To apply, visit a kiosk at the main lobby of the BRHA, located at 809 Edmond Street, Bristol, VA 24201.

Preferences have not yet been confirmed.

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

For more information, visit the BRHA 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 (276) 642-2001.

Next Steps

Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 07/17/2019.

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.

How To Apply to the Public Housing Waiting List

The Bristol Redevelopment and Housing Authority (BRHA) Public Housing waiting list is currently open, since at least May, 2015, until further notice.

Please note:

  • The BRHA Public Housing program offers seven communities with 388 total units.
  • As of July 17, 2019, the online application link gives a server error, "403 - Forbidden: Access is denied." We have contacted the BRHA, and will update this page when more information is available.

To apply, complete the online application here.

Preferences have not yet been confirmed.

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

For more information, visit the BRHA 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 (276) 642-2001.

Next Steps

Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 07/17/2019.

About Bristol Redevelopment and Housing Authority

More information about Bristol Redevelopment and Housing Authority can be found on its website at http://www.brha.com/.

Representatives of Bristol Redevelopment and Housing Authority may be available by phone at (276) 642-2001. Unless otherwise noted above, applications will not be provided or accepted by phone.

HCV Portability Status

As of 09/29/2020, it is not known if Bristol Redevelopment and 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 Bristol Redevelopment and Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the HUDs most recent Voucher Management System report, Bristol Redevelopment and Housing Authority manages 278 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

The following is a summary of the types of vouchers managed and the monthly costs of each as of December 31st, 2019:

Standard Ported Out
Vouchers 274 4
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $332 $357
Monthly Cost $91,101 $1,427

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Bristol Redevelopment and 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 14% having issued approximately 18 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 6 years and 5 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 1.8 persons and has a household income of $10,702 per year. 96% of households were very low income (VLI) and 67% were extremely low income (ELI). 19% of households had wages as a major source of income, 2% of households had welfare (TANF, General Assistance or Public Assistance) as their primary source of income, and 78% of households had other income (Social Security, Disability or Pension) as their major source of income.

Heads of Household Characteristics

2% of households were headed by a person 24 years old or less, 42% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 28% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 28% 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.

34% of households included children, 5% of which had two adults in the household. 30% of households with children have a female head of household. 76% of all households were headed by a female.

24% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 22% of all heads of households being Black and -1% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Bristol Redevelopment and Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher program, 32% include at least one person with a disability. 49% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 67% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

24% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 50% with 2 bedrooms and 26% with 3 or more bedrooms. 40% 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 Bristol Redevelopment and Housing Authority voucher holders in 2016 was $263 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $399. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $131.



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 Bristol Redevelopment and Housing Authority

Rice Terrace

651 Quarry St
Bristol, Virginia

Johnson Court

718 Oakview Ave
Bristol, Virginia

Jones Manor

325 Edmond St
Bristol, Virginia

Mosby Homes

408 Oakview Ave
Bristol, Virginia

Sapling Grove Apartments

802 Oakview Ave
Bristol, Virginia

Low Income Housing Managed by Bristol Redevelopment and Housing Authority

Village at Oakview

401 Oakview Avenue
Bristol, Virginia
$471-542
2-3 BR