Bremerton Housing Authority

600 Park Avenue, Bremerton, WA

There are no open waiting lists offered by Bremerton Housing Authority. Go to the Washington Section 8 Waiting Lists page or the Washington Public Housing Waiting Lists page for nearby housing applications.

Closed: Kitsap and Mason County, Washington Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

The Bremerton Housing Authority and Housing Kitsap Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is closed.

BHA and Housing Kitsap last accepted applications for this waiting list from May 16, 2022, until May 20, 2022. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

Please note: Bremerton Housing Authority also manages the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list for Housing Kitsap.

To apply during the opening period, applicants were required to complete the online application.

Preferences have not yet been confirmed.

Selected applicants were placed on the waiting list by random lottery.

For more information, visit the BHA website.

Sources: This information was verified by the BHA on May 17, 2022.

Service Area

This waiting list is for Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher rental assistance in Kitsap and Mason County, Washington.

Last Updated on 11/13/2022.

Closed: Kitsap and Mason County, Washington Section 8 Project-Based Voucher Waiting List

The Bremerton Housing Authority (BHA) Project Based Voucher waiting list is closed.

The BHA last accepted applications for this waiting list for one day only on January 27, 2023. There is no notice when this waiting list will reopen.

To apply during the opening period, applicants were required to complete the online application.

Preferences have not yet been confirmed.

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

For more information, visit the BHA website.

Sources: This information was verified by the BHA notice on January 16, 2023.

Service Area

This waiting list is for Section 8 Project-Based Voucher rental assistance in Kitsap and Mason County, Washington.

Last Updated on 01/27/2023.

Closed: Public Housing Waiting List

The Bremerton Housing Authority (BHA) Public Housing waiting list is closed.

The BHA last accepted applications for this waiting list for one day only on October 25, 2022. 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.

 Preferences have not yet been confirmed.

Selected applicants were placed on the waiting list by date and time the application is received.

For more information, visit the BHA website.

Sources: This information was verified by the BHA public notice on October 12, 2022.

Service Area

This waiting list is for Public Housing rental assistance in Kitsap and Mason County, Washington. Apartments offered through this waiting list are only located within this service area.

Last Updated on 10/25/2022.

About Bremerton Housing Authority

Office Hours

Open today from 9:00am to 4:00pm PT.

Closed on Wednesdays

Day Hours
Monday 9:00am-4:00pm
Tuesday 9:00am-4:00pm
Wednesday Closed
Thursday 9:00am-4:00pm
Friday 9:00am-4:00pm
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed

About the Bremerton Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the HUDs most recent Voucher Management System report, Bremerton Housing Authority manages 1,354 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

The following table summarizes types of vouchers managed and the monthly costs of each as of December 31st, 2021:

Standard Homeownership Tenant Protection Ported Out VASH
Vouchers 1,083 2 72 45 71
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $866 $584 $965 $1,109 $835
Monthly Cost $937,347 $1,168 $69,486 $49,919 $59,264
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 9% having issued approximately 169 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 8 years and 7 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of 18 months on the waiting list1.

Income Characteristics

According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 2 persons and has a household income of $12,368 per year. 97% of households were very low income (VLI) and 83% were extremely low income (ELI). 16% of households had wages as a major source of income, 5% of households had welfare (TANF, General Assistance or Public Assistance) as their primary source of income, and 73% 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, 44% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 27% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 27% 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. 75% of all households were headed by a female.

27% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 12% of all heads of households being Black and 0% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Bremerton Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher program, 37% include at least one person with a disability. 62% 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

36% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 38% with 2 bedrooms and 26% with 3 or more bedrooms. 26% 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 Bremerton Housing Authority voucher holders in 2016 was $315 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $731. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $111.

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.