Regardless of a person’s socioeconomic status, having a place to live is a basic need that we all share. Unfortunately, for some people, it remains out of reach. Public housing serves approximately 2.2 million people across the U.S., but the need is much greater; more than half-a-million people are on waiting lists. To put that in perspective, here in Bristol, Virginia, we currently have more than 400 applicants on our waiting list for public housing.
The Bristol Redevelopment and Housing Authority (BRHA) has done many positive things for Bristol during our 75-year history — from removing blight to creating economic development opportunities — from building apartment complexes to providing education and training opportunities to give folks a leg up in life. However, the most fundamental thing we have done for our city for three-quarters of a century is provide A Place to Call Home for thousands of families who cannot compete in the private housing market.
Home is more than a place to live. It’s a place where you find family, love, support, comfort and security. It’s a place where you can develop hope for the future. We invite you to learn more about BRHA in our 2014 Annual Report – “Growing with Bristol for 75 years”, or see what the Bristol Herald Courier had to say about us!