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Welcome to the Housing Authority of the City of Bloomington, Indiana

The mission of the Bloomington Housing Authority, also known as the BHA, is to administer public funds using available resources in a manner which will allow the Housing Authority to offer a variety of affordable housing opportunities and supportive services that foster stability and self sufficiency through creative partnerships while servicing our customers with the highest level of professionalism and respect.

The BHA was established in 1961 and the first development of affordable housing units were completed in 1968. Currently, the BHA employs a staff of 30 employees and provides housing assistance to over 2,500 Monroe County individuals and families each year. We have three affordable housing communities and provide more than 1,300 Housing Choice Vouchers, also known as Section 8, that allow income eligible families to rent in the private market. Over 65 families participate in the Family Self Sufficiency Program (FSS).

In 2013, the BHA scored 100% on HUD’s Section 8 Management Assessment Program (SEMAP) and were deemed a High Performing Housing Authority on HUD’s Public Housing Assessment System (PHAS).

In 2004, the BHA began a major transformation process to rehabilitate its affordable housing units, grounds and focus on quality of life issues, environmental updates, and create meaningful programs for children and adults. The overall appearance and functionality of the BHA properties should reflect an attractive and colorful community, rich in character as it is in diversity. Through our redevelopment efforts the BHA hopes to ultimately instill a sense of pride in every resident we serve.















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Together we can make a Difference - Keep fighting to end Homelessness

Click on the image above to learn how BHA is helping to fight homelessness in our community.  For a list of service agencies in our area, please click here.

BHA Banner Winter Edition: Check out the Bloomington Housing Authority Banner for Jan/Feb/March 2015 here. To view archives visit the Press Room.

 11/26/14: The Housing Choice Voucher waiting list will be opening Tuesday, December 9th, 2014 and will remain open until further notice. The waiting list is NOT first-come, first-served - it is ordered and ranked by preference points.  Pre-applications will be accepted ONLY on Tuesday mornings between the hours of 8 a.m. and 11 a.m. and Thursday afternoons between the hours of 12 p.m. and 3 p.m.  Pre-applications can be obtained at the BHA office or by clicking here.  All pre-applications must be submitted in person at the BHA office.  Pre-applications will NOT be accepted via mail, fax, or e-mail. For more information, please click here.

10/30/14: Click here for a summary of proposed changes to the Public Housing Admissions and Continued Occupancy Policy (ACOP)

ATTENTION: VICTIMS OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE SEEKING HOUSING ASSISTANCE:  The HCV waiting list will open 11/3/14 ONLY to families which qualify for the victims of domestic violence preference.  For more information, click here.

Updated 10/21/14: The Public Housing wait list for ONE bedroom units will open 11/03/14. Applications continue to be accepted for two, three, four and five bedroom units. For more information on how to apply click here.

NEW: Want to check your status on the waiting list?  Click here for instructions on how to view online.

Family Self-Sufficiency FALL Newsletter: Click the link to view the latest fall edition of the HOP Into FSS Quarterly!

2013 Annual Report: We are happy to share the 2013 Annual Report to the Community! Click the link to read about the BHA's 2013 year in review.

 Applying for HUD housing assistance?: Think about this... Is Fraud Worth It?

Rethink Housing: "Watch, listen, and read stories describing how public housing offers more than a roof over someone’s head. It provides the stability for a father to develop job skills, support for a mom to earn a college degree, and services for disabled individuals or aging grandparents." Click here to read more: Rethink

A Greener Future: The BHA was featured in the 2012 Jan/Feb/March issue of the national magazine American Builders Quarterly. We welcome you to view the article by clicking here: Getting Leaner, Going Greener.

Public Notice: Bed bugs are on ongoing problem around the nation. In order to protect yourself and your family please view our Public Notice on bed bugs.

Click on the image above to begin your search for affordable rentals.

Attention Landlords: Are you utilizing HMS PAL, a helpful tool for viewing and managing your Housing Assistance Payments from the Bloomington Housing Authority?  Click the below picture for more information!

Landlord Instructions for HMS PAL


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    1007 North Summit, Bloomington, Indiana 47404
    812-339-3491   fax 812-339-7177
Office Hours Mon, Tue, Thur, Fri 8 a.m.- 4 p.m.
  Wed 8 a.m.- 12 p.m.