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 is designed to introduce you to the housing authority and the services we provide families and elderly/disabled 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).   We invite you to explore our website and learn about the opportunities for affordable housing in our community.  We look forward to serving you!

HCV waiting list to open April 17, 2019 exclusively for disabled adults aged 18-61 eligible for “Mainstream” voucher

The Housing Authority of the City of Bloomington has received funding to provide up to 13 “Mainstream” vouchers through its Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) program.  To qualify for these vouchers, a household must consist of or include a disabled adult aged 18-61 who meets at least one of the following criteria:  transitioning out of an institutional or other segregated setting, at serious risk of institutionalization, homeless, or at risk of becoming homeless.

The waiting list for the Section 8 housing choice voucher program will open April 17, 2019, but ONLY for disabled adults aged 18-61 who meet the criteria for a “Mainstream” voucher. ONLY THOSE WHO CAN PROVIDE VERIFICATION OF THESE CRITERIA ARE ELIGIBLE TO APPLY FOR A VOUCHER AT THIS TIME.

Those who meet the criteria are encouraged to download and review the following documents:

Application packets are also available to be picked up at the Housing Authority office, 104 E. Wood Street, Bloomington, IL 61701 between 8:00 AM and 4:30 PM.

Documents must be attached to the Statement of Eligibility in order to verify that the applicant qualifies for this category of voucher. This application, the Statement of Eligibility, and the necessary attachments are together considered a “completed Mainstream voucher application packet”.

Completed Mainstream voucher application packets will be accepted beginning at 1:00 PM on Wednesday, April 17, 2019. The completed application packet may be submitted via e-mail to or submitted in person at the main administrative office of the Housing Authority at 104 E. Wood Street, Bloomington, Illinois (e-mail submittal of the completed application packet in PDF form is the preferred method of submittal).

If you are homeless and need assistance with the application or the Statement of Eligibility, please contact PATH by dialing 2-1-1. If you have a disability and need assistance, please contact the LIFE Center for Independent Living by calling (309) 663-5433.

Due to the limited number Mainstream Vouchers made available to the Housing Authority at this time, only the first 35 completed, valid applications will be accepted. Only those who can provide verification of the Mainstream criteria are eligible to apply for a Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher at this time. The waiting list for regular Vouchers is CLOSED and expected to remain closed through April of 2020.

Questions about Mainstream Vouchers and the application process may be directed to Jorge Ovalle, 309-829-3360, ext. 211 or or to Caryl Hoobler, 309-829-3360, ext. 212 or



























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