Affordable Housing Alternatives
BRHA has a variety of housing opportunities available depending on a family’s or individual’s need.
We provide three types of rental housing assistance programs: public housing program, housing choice voucher program, and low-income housing tax credit program:
- Public Housing: BRHA owns and operates 388 public housing units in six apartment complexes in the City of Bristol. Participants select an apartment in one of our complexes, sign a dwelling lease with BRHA and pay 30% of their adjusted gross income for rent.
- Housing Choice Voucher: In the HCV program BRHA provides rental assistance payments for participants who live in privately owned rental properties. Participants will sign an HCV participant agreement with BRHA and will sign a lease with the owner of the private property. Participants pay 30% of their adjusted gross income for rent.
- Tax Credit: BRHA owns and operates 16 units of affordable housing through the “tax credit” program. These units have fixed rents that do not change with a participant’s income; that is, rents are not based on a percent of a family’s income. You must have sufficient income to be able to the rent on these units.
Each of these housing programs has a separate application procedure. Please click on the link above for the program that interests you and see how to apply.