About BHA





The Bristol Housing Authority will be joining the RI Centralized Waiting List Portal for the Housing Choice Voucher Rental Assistance Program (formally known as Section 8 Housing).


Individuals interested in applying must complete and submit a pre-application electronically through the Centralized Wait List online application portal, accessible at



The application portal will be available beginning Sunday, December 17, 2017 at 12:01 a.m.,

and will remain open indefinitely. Applicants MUST have an email address.


Applicants requiring assistance completing an application may contact Rhode Island Housing at 844-459-3600 or via email at waitlist@rihousing.com. To request a reasonable accommodation in order to complete an application, please call 401-457-1288. Applicants may also contact Rhode Island Housing via TTY at 401-450-1394.


Applicants may also call the HCV Program office of the Bristol Housing Authority at 401-253-4464, x15 and schedule an appointment for additional assistance in applying for the program.


To be determined “conditionally eligible” and placed on one or more waiting list, applicants must fall within each agency’s maximum annual income limits for their household size. Conditionally eligible applicants will be placed on the applicable waiting lists based on the date and time that they apply and any selection preferences established by each housing authority. More information on both income limits and selection preferences is available at both www.waitlistcentralri.com and www.rihousing.com.


Bristol Housing Authority, PHARI, Rhode Island Housing, will not on the basis of race, color, sex, religion, creed, nationality or ethnic origin, age, family or marital status, sexual orientation, handicap or disability, deny any family or individual the opportunity to apply for , or receive assistance under the Housing Choice Voucher Program.



The BHA Mission

To create strong, sustainable, inclusive communities and quality affordable homes for individuals and families while promoting self sufficiency. We seek to provide housing opportunities, bolster the economy and protect consumers. We are committed to meeting the needs of our citizens and utilizing housing as a platform for improving their quality of life. Our effort shall encourage empowerment, enrich lives and energize the community of Bristol, Rhode Island. Applications may be obtained at 1014 Hope St Bristol, RI 02809.

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Statement of Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing

It is the policy of the BHA to fully comply with all Federal, State and local nondiscrimination laws. The Americans with Disabilities Act and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development regulations governing Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity. BHA shall affirmatively  further fair housing in the administration of its public  housing program.

No person shall, on the grounds of race, color, sex,  religion, national or ethnic origin, familial status, or disability be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be otherwise subjected to discrimination under BHA programs.

BHA will assist any family that believes they have suffered illegal discrimination by providing copies of the appropriate housing discrimination forms. BHA will also assist them in completing the forms if requested, and will provide them with the address of the nearest HUD office of Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity.