Bloomington Housing Authority

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Welcome to the Bloomington Housing Authority (BHA) online waitlist application process.

Our Housing Authority is located in Bloomington, INDIANA.

General Information 
Before you begin the application process, please have available your social security card as well as the names, dates of birth and social security numbers of all family members. Also, you will need all sources of income and amounts of income for all family members. Make sure you have typed correctly all information. Do not leave applicable questions blank. Applications must be filled out completely to be accepted by the BHA for processing. After completing the applications, you will receive a confirmation number to acknowledge successful transmission of the application. BE SURE TO WRITE DOWN AND KEEP THE GIVEN CONFIRMATION NUMBER FOR YOUR RECORDS. Applications can be received online only when a wait list is open. Waitlists will remain open until further notice. At least a five day public notice will be given for closing of a wait list. By submitting this application information, you are not guaranteed placement on any waiting list.

Determining if you qualify for one of the BHA’s housing programs is fairly simple. The biggest factor involves household income. At least one family member must be a citizen, national, or non-citizen with eligible immigration status in order for the family to qualify for any level of assistance.

Applications must first be submitted online and are not considered complete until a receipt with a confirmation number is generated and all required documentation is submitted to the BHA office. Public Housing applicants are required to submit such documentation as soon as possible. HCV (Section 8) applicants must submit the required documentation as stated in an update letter to be mailed when their name nears the top of the waitlist. If an applicant fails to turn in the required documentation, the application will be considered incomplete and therefore will not be accepted without further notice. For more information about the required documentation to be submitted in addition to the online application, click here for Public Housing and here for HCV (Section 8) applicants. Once you have completed Step 2 of the application, you may save the document to your computer, tablet, or smartphone and then email the document to  If you are completing the form using your smartphone, it is recommended that you use the Adobe Fill and Sign app available for free from the Google Play Store and/or Apple App Store.

You may also print the document and mail to 1007 N. Summit Street, Bloomington, IN 47404.  Step 2 of the application is also available for pickup at the entrance of the BHA main office.

All required documentation can be emailed to  If you are not able to send the form or the required documentation via email please call the office at 812-339-3491 at Extension 113 for instructions of other acceptable methods of delivery. Applicants are placed on a wait list according to the size of the unit for which they qualify (Public Housing only), any local preferences for which they may qualify and the date and time of their application.

Maintaining Your Status on the Waiting List 
If you are added to the waiting list, you will be notified by mail, email or phone when your name comes to the top of the waiting list or if we are updating our files. If you do not respond to our notifications, or your letter is returned undeliverable, your name will be removed from the waiting list. If you have a change of address, phone number, income or family size, you must notify us within 14 calendar days of the change. All changes must be in writing or via email. No changes will be taken over the phone. Please include your name, telephone number, email address, and correspondence address on any correspondence.

As a result of COVID-19, the following accommodations are temporarily unavailable.  For over the phone application assistance, please contact 812.339.3491.  You may also access and print a paper pre-application for HCV Program by clicking here.  The paper pre-application may be emailed, mailed, or dropped off at the BHA main entrance upon completion.  Accommodations for assisting applicants with the online application will be made on Tuesday (9:30-3:00) and Wednesdays (10:00-3:00) in the BHA Community Building computer lab (1002 North Summit Street, Bloomington, IN 47404) where a BHA staff person will be available to assist with applying online.  

IMPORTANT NOTICE: Written requests for persons with disabilities or persons needing assistance must be put in writing to the BHA Main Office or emailed to  Accommodation requests for persons with disabilities may also be made by dialing 812.339.3491 if you are unable to email or mail your request.

Fraud Notice 
Applicants are committing fraud if they provide information and/or sign a form knowing that they provided false or misleading information. The information provided on housing assistance application and forms will be checked. Please review HUD’s Fraud Notice for more information.