Bloomington Housing Authority

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Welcome to the Bloomington Housing Authority (BHA) online waitlist application process. BHA manages communities: Walnut Woods, Crestmont and Reverend Butler in Bloomington, INDIANA.

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 be submitted online and are not considered complete until a receipt with a confirmation number is generated. Applicants are placed on the waitlist once the online application is completed. When an applicant nears the top of the waitlist, an update letter will be mailed along with required paperwork (part 2 of the application) to be completed. Applicants must submit the required paperwork & documentation as requested in that update letter. If an applicant fails to turn in the required documentation by the date specified, the application will be terminated without further notice

Applicants can check the status of their application through the waitlist check portal. Please note: BHA is not able to recover your account information, applicants should use the website to recover their account information. 


Please do not submit unsolicited application paperwork. Once requested, 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 133 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 (RAD only), any local preferences for which they may qualify and the date and time of their application.


Maintaining Your Status on the Waiting List 

When your name comes to the top of the waiting list, or if we are updating our files, you will be notified by mail, email or phone. 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.

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.