Effective immediately the Bristol Housing Authority will be closed to the public until further notice.

We will operate during the hours of Monday through Thursday, 8 am to 3:30 pm.

  • ALL business will be conducted by telephone, e-mail and/or fax.

  • We will NOT be conducting person-to-person interviews/appointments.

  • Please call if you have any questions or work orders to report. (253-4464 X10)

  • If you have maintenance that needs to be done in your apartment, call the office, and we will determine if the work is needed immediately or not.


*The first tenants moved into Benjamin Church Manor in 1970 – 2020 marks BHA’s 50th year serving the community. 

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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Local Economic Impact FY-2019

Town of Bristol (PILOT Check)  –  $66,056

Payroll and Benefits  –  $717,658

Maintenance Supplies and Contracts  –  $221,882

Sewer Usage  –  $26,066

Housing Assistance Payments to Property Owners for the Housing Choice Voucher Program (rental assistance subsidies)  –  $1,282,208

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.