Public Housing

The federally funded public housing program provides quality, affordable rental housing for families, seniors, and persons with disabilities at developments that are owned and managed by the Housing Authority of the City of Bloomington.  The agency owns, operates, and maintains approximately 600 apartments at 9 housing developments.  A key feature of the public housing program is income-based rents that are set at 30% of monthly household income.

How do I apply for a Housing Unit?

To apply for a public housing unit, participants must fill out a pre-application which may be printed here Pre-application or picked up at our Administrative Office located at 104 E. Wood Street, Bloomington, Illinois.

When the pre-application is returned for an interview with the Intake Clerk, you must bring the following items:

  • Birth certificates for all members of the household
  • Social Security cards for all members of the household
  • Photo identification such as a driver’s license or state issued ID
  • Verification of current residency (a utility bill or rent receipt showing current address)
  • Third party income verifications from all sources of income for the household

Applications must be returned to the office in person, please do not mail, it will be discarded.


Family Housing

Senior/Disabled and Supportive Housing

Wood Hill Family

Holton Homes

Sunnyside Court

Evergreen Place

Wood Hill Towers

Irvin Apartments

Nierstheimer Apartments

McGraw Apartments

John Kane Homes

In accordance with federal regulations, the Housing Authority has adopted a Public Housing ACOP 2023 (Admissions and Continued Occupancy Policy) for the public housing program. 


    104 East Wood Street
    Bloomington, IL 61701

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