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Bloomington Housing Authority Accepting Applications For Housing Choice Voucher Program

Bloomington Housing Authority office.

Participants in the program are able to find their own housing using the voucher, including local single-family homes, townhouses, and duplexes. (Barbara Brosher, WTIU, WFIU News)

Low-income residents in Bloomington in need of housing can access more housing options with the help of a federally funded program.

The Bloomington Housing Authority is now accepting applications for its Housing Choice Voucher program. Using federal HUD funding, the program assists low-income families to afford adequate housing of the family’s choice at eligible locations throughout the county.

BHA program manager Daniel Harmon says since applications opened Tuesday, they’ve received over 600 applications.

“The number of applications that we’ve received in such a short amount of time, I think it’s a testament to that high demand,” Harmon says. 

Harmon says the participating families generally pay 30 percent of their monthly income toward rent and utilities. The subsidy from the housing authority goes directly to the landlord.

Participants in the program are able to find their own housing using the voucher, including single-family homes, townhouses, and duplexes.

Harmon says the BHA currently has 400 active Monroe County landlords who participate in the program and nearly 1,200 landlords on file who’ve participated in the past.

The BHA will continue to accept voucher program applications and will consider an application deadline in the coming weeks.

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