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 2022 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 waiting list is now closed. More than 5,000 applications were received  between November 7 and November 10, 2022. Please see the documents below to learn how applicants will be ranked and selected for the waiting list. Applicants who applied electronically will be able to check their status and update contact information at

Please see the following documents related to the 2022 reopening of the waiting list:





    104 East Wood Street
    Bloomington, IL 61701

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