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Housing Choice Voucher/Section 8
Bristol Housing has stopped taking new applications for its Housing Choice Voucher/Section 8 Program effective September 27, 2021. This action will remain in effect until further notice and is due to an excessive backlog of applicants resulting in a one-year or longer waiting list.
**VETERANS** - If you have served in the Armed Forces & are in need of housing assistance, please contact us @ (423)274-8150 x102. You may qualify for a VASH voucher which is not currently affected by the above action!
Public Housing *
*Applications are only being accepted for EFFICIENCY (0 bedroom), 1 BR (elderly/disabled), 2 BR, 3 BR, & 4 BR apartments
(you must stop by our office to apply for these units)
Applications CAN be completed on a cellphone or tablet... just scroll to bottom of page
& click "View Desktop Version"
Public Housing and Housing Choice Voucher are two separate programs that are administered at our 204 Bluff City Hwy. office.
Public Housing: Bristol Housing owns & operates 354 apartments in the City of Bristol, TN. Participants accept an apartment in one of our complexes, sign a dwelling lease with us, and pay 30% of their adjusted gross income for rent.
Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program: Eligible applicants are issued vouchers allowing them to search for housing owned by private landlords. If the landlord is willing to lease to the family and enter into a contract with Bristol Housing, then Bristol Housing will pay a portion of the monthly rent to the landlord based on current federal regulations. Program participants will pay to the landlord between 30% to 40% of their annual gross income less applicable deductions for their portion of the rent.
**VETERANS** – If you have served in the Armed Forces & are in need of housing assistance, please contact us @ (423)274-8150 ext. 111. You may qualify for a special VASH voucher.
Your name will be placed on the waiting list based on the date and time of application. Once your application nears the top of the waiting list, you will be contacted by a staff member.
All applicants for Public Housing and the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program must successfully complete the screening process (income eligibility, criminal background check and prior HUD program participation) in order to be housed or issued a voucher. Public Housing applicants will also have their applications screened for prior landlord and credit history.
HOW TO APPLY