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Housing Choice Voucher (Section 8)

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About the HCV Program

The BHA’s Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) Program allows low-income families to rent quality housing in the private market via federal funds provided by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). Through the HCV Program, BHA pays a portion of eligible families’ rent each month directly to the landlord. Families can use their vouchers to rent a house or apartment in the private market throughout Monroe County. Because there are more families who need rental assistance than there are funds available, BHA uses a waiting list to administer the program to eligible families.


Getting Started

How to Apply

Applications for the HCV Program (Section 8) can be submitted online when the waitlist is open. Check the status of the HCV application and waitlist by clicking here. We ask that you read the application process instructions before submitting an application. Applications with missing or falsified information may be denied.

If you are a person with disabilities and require a reasonable accommodation in order to fully access BHA’s programs and services, please contact us at 812.339.3491.

The following steps summarize the process to become a HCV family:

  1. Apply And Interview
  2. Attend A Voucher Briefing
  3. Use Your Voucher
    • Click here to learn how to identify and avoid Section 8 voucher scams.
  4. Await Inspection Results
  5. Sign The Lease
  6. Move In, Pay Rent And Utilities
  7. Comply With Hud And Bha’s Rules And Regulations
Browse Frequently Asked Questions in the sections below.

The Bloomington Housing Authority does not provide immediate emergency housing. Call the Indiana 2-1-1 hotline or view the City’s Resource Directory to learn about emergency shelter options in the greater Bloomington community.

When a waitlist is open, interested applicant may apply. To check the status of program waitlists, click here.

Residents can learn more about services and programs available by visiting the Resident Services webpage or by contacting the Administrative Director, at 812-339-3491 x 115 or

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