About Bristol Redevelopment and Housing Authority

The Bristol Redevelopment and Housing Authority is a Section 8 and Public Housing Public Housing Agency in Bristol, Virginia.

The Bristol Redevelopment and Housing Authority serves Bristol.

Bristol Redevelopment and Housing Authority Waiting Lists

Public Housing Waiting List: Open Now

The Bristol Redevelopment and Housing Authority is accepting public housing waiting list applications for familie sand senior/disabled individuals.

This housing authority has 411 public housing units in six different communities located throughout Bristol. For a complete listing of the communities offered, you can find them here.

To apply for public housing, you can find the online application here.

Once your application has been processed, you will receive a phone call and letter stating when to come in for your interview to complete the application process. Be sure to bring these documents with you to your interview: birth certificates, social security cards, proof of income, rent receipts, a utility print out, and photo IDs for all adult household members.

This housing authority does have a preference point system that may improve your spot on the waiting list: working family, involuntary displacement, natural disaster,  education/training program, elderly, and disabled.

More information can be found by visiting the housing authority website at http://www.brha.com/. They can also be reached with any questions you may have by calling 276-642-2001, during normal office hours.

Summary

  • What: Bristol Redevelopment and Housing Authority Public Housing Opening
  • Preferences For: The Elderly. Those Displaced by Natural Disaster. Working/Employed. Persons in Job Training or Higher Education. Those Displaced by Government Action. Persons with Disabilities.

  • A waiting list with preferences means that applicants who qualify for the preferences will receive assistance before applicants who do not. Because of the preferences, applicants who do not qualify may have a longer wait to receive assistance. Learn More About Preferences.

Last Updated on 05/22/2015.

Bristol Redevelopment and Housing Authority Section 8 HCV Waiting List : Open Indefinitely

The Bristol Redevelopment and Housing Authority (BRHA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently open. This waiting list opened July 2, 2014 and is open indefinitely.

To apply, pick up an application at the BRHA office, located at 809 Edmond Street, Bristol, VA.
 

For more information, visit the BRHA website or call the BRHA office at (276) 642-2001.

Last Updated on 07/13/2017.


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

As of March 31st, 2016 the Bristol Redevelopment and Housing Authority manages 253 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 216 33 4
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $336 $384 $744
Monthly Cost $72,626 $12,681 $2,974

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 Operated by Bristol Redevelopment and Housing Authority

651 Quarry St
Rice Terrace is a 136 unit low income housing apartment community in Bristol.
Some or all apartments in this community are rent subsidized, which means rent is income based.
Public Housing Project Based Rental Assistance
718 Oakview Ave
Johnson Court is a 60 unit low income housing apartment community in Bristol.
Some or all apartments in this community are rent subsidized, which means rent is income based.
Public Housing Project Based Rental Assistance
325 Edmond St
Jones Manor is a 100 unit low income housing apartment community in Bristol.
Some or all apartments in this community are rent subsidized, which means rent is income based.
Public Housing Project Based Rental Assistance
408 Oakview Ave
Mosby Homes is a 40 unit low income housing apartment community in Bristol.
Some or all apartments in this community are rent subsidized, which means rent is income based.
Public Housing Project Based Rental Assistance
802 Oakview Ave
Sapling Grove Apartments is a 26 unit low income housing apartment community in Bristol.
Some or all apartments in this community are rent subsidized, which means rent is income based.
Public Housing Project Based Rental Assistance
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Affordable Apartments near Bristol Redevelopment and Housing Authority

800 Dixie St
Harbor Landing Apartments is a 32 unit low income housing apartment community that provides 2-3 bedroom apartments for rent in Bristol.
Apartments in this community are not rent subsidized. However, this apartment community has rents considered affordable for low income families in Bristol.
Low Income Housing Tax Credit
429 W Mary Street
Thomas Jefferson Apartments is a low income housing apartment community that provides 1-2 bedroom apartments for rent in Bristol.
837 Portsmouth Ave
Eastridge Apartments is a 97 unit low income housing apartment community in Bristol.
Some or all apartments in this community are rent subsidized, which means rent is income based.
Project-Based Section 8 Project Based Rental Assistance