How to Obtain Housing
You must first start by choosing a program and filling out an application. The Bloomington Housing Authority owns and operates 310 units of conventional public housing, also referred to as affordable housing, in three developments. Residents who apply for our affordable housing units are assigned to units as they become available and do not have the option to choose the BHA community in which they live. The housing authority also administers the Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) program, also referred to as Section 8, which provides rent vouchers for 1300 units of housing in the private market. For more information on each program click on the links at the top of the page.
How to Fill Out an Application
The BHA Intake Officer takes and processes all new applications for our affordable housing programs. This person also maintains both wait lists and determines eligibility for all new applicants.
If you would like to fill out an application for Public Housing please click on the link to the left under Forms. You may complete and bring in your Application to our offices at 1007 N. Summitt Street, Bloomington, Indiana. Or you may stop by our office during normal business hours and obtain a copy. The Section 8 wait list in general opens for a few days a year to allow new applicants to get on the wait list. Because of the high demand for Section 8 housing, we are unable to leave the wait list open year round. For information on when it will open please check the Herald Times or news and updates on our homepage.
The Bloomington Housing Authority is committed to compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act and the Fair Housing Act. Reasonable modifications and equal access, including but not limited to, limited English proficiency, access to alternative communications such as sign-language interpretation and assistance with filling out application paperwork, will be provided upon request. Please contact the Intake Officer at (812) 339.3491 Ext. 133 for more information.
To Report Income Changes, Household Member Changes or Address Changes
Please fill out the form titled "Admissions Update Form" under Forms on the left and bring it to our offices located at 1007 N. Summitt Street, Bloomington, Indiana.
If Your Application is Withdrawn or Denied
If you would like a hearing because your application was withdrawn or denied you may do so by completing the form to the left titled "Hearing Requests" and bring it to our offices located at 1007 N. Summitt Street, Bloomington, Indiana.