The Mission of the Housing Authority of the City of Bloomington is to provide quality affordable housing and self-sufficiency opportunities to low and moderate
income citizens of McLean County.


Welcome to the Housing Authority of the City of Bloomington.  This website will introduce you to the Housing Authority and the services we provide families and individuals throughout our community.   The Bloomington Housing Authority (BHA) was established in 1947 with the mission to provide low income families decent, safe, sanitary housing and to empower them to build self-sufficiency and pride.  Today, the Bloomington Housing Authority provides affordable housing to approximately 600 households in public housing and more than 650 households under the Housing Choice Voucher Program (Section 8).   Our 2018 BHA Annual Report provides an overview of these programs as well as financial data and program statistics.  Our recently adopted 2020 5-Year and Annual PHA Plan establishes Goals & Objectives for the future of the agency.  You can also learn more reading our most recent Annual PHA Plan.

We invite you to explore our website and learn about the opportunities for affordable housing in our community.  We look forward to serving you!

Section 8 Waiting List is Now CLOSED

The Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) waiting list closed at 4:00 p.m. on Thursday, October 19, 2023 in accordance with the Detailed Notice of Opening of Waiting List- HCV 2023.

All those who applied will be notified as whether their application has been selected for consideration for the waiting list.

Applicants will be able to check their status using the application website  Application status will be listed as one of the following categories:

SUBMITTED:  Your application was received and is waiting to be reviewed.

INACTIVE:  Your application was NOT selected to be considered for the waiting list based on your preference points and/or a random lottery run by the software program.

ACTIVE:  Your application has been selected to be considered for the waiting list; the Housing Authority will contact you by mail to request documentation to verify the preferences you selected in your application.

Please do not contact the Housing Authority, as this selection process may take some time.

Also, if your application is selected for consideration for the waiting list, please do not contact the Housing Authority to request your place on the waiting list or information on how long it will take.  The staff will not know.





    104 East Wood Street
    Bloomington, IL 61701

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