Bristol Redevelopment and Housing Authority

809 Edmond Street
Bristol, Virginia
(276) 642-2001

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.

As of July 22nd, 2015 we have confirmed Bristol Redevelopment and Housing Authority has services or waiting list preferences for Those Displaced by Natural Disaster.

The Bristol Redevelopment and Housing Authority serves Bristol.

Bristol Redevelopment and Housing Authority Waiting Lists

Bristol Redevelopment and Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher 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.

Public Housing Waiting List: Open Indefinitely

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.

Last Updated on 05/22/2015.

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


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

As of the most recent VMS report, Bristol Redevelopment and Housing Authority manages 235 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

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

StandardTenant ProtectionPorted Out
Vouchers202285
Monthly Cost Per Voucher$345$395$710
Monthly Cost$69,676$11,065$3,548

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.


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