Bristol Redevelopment & Housing Authority

Bristol Redevelopment & Housing Authority


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.

SPECIAL NOTICE: Applications are now being accepted for our newest affordable housing opportunity: The Village at Oakview!!  Click HERE to get more information.