HUD awards the Housing Authority of the City of Bristol "HIGH PERFORMER" designation.
Welcome to the official website of the Housing Authority of the City of Bristol (BHA). This site has been developed to provide you with a significant amount of information about the programs and services we offer.
The mission of The Housing Authority of the City of Bristol (BHA) is to "create opportunities for affordable housing in a suitable living environment and to promote self-sufficiency in our community".
As Chairman of the Board of Commissioners, Brian S. Suchinski, I am pleased to announce that The Housing Authority of the City of Bristol (BHA) has been designated as a “High Performer” on the Public Housing Assessment System Score Report from the U. S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). The Housing Authority received a PHAS total score of 95 out of 100. In addition, under the Housing Choice Voucher Program, BHA was also designated as “High Performer” with a score of 93 out of 100. This is the second time in the last three years that the agency scores high marks for its Public Housing Program. It is rewarding to see the agency recognized for their hard work, that benefits the residents of the Greater Bristol Area.
This designation confirms that BHA is in compliance with the rules and regulations regarding the administration, programs, including ensuring that all units meet housing quality standards. Furthermore, that all participants are recertified annually and that all funds are being utilized in an effective and efficient manner for the benefit of the programs participants.
In addition to demonstrating compliance, the high performer designation indicates that BHA not only meets basic performance standards but, in fact, demonstrates an outstanding level of expertise in program administration.
The BHA Board of Commissioners wanted to congratulate its Executive Director, Mitzy Rowe and the staff. This success is the result of the hard work of the entire BHA staff; support from elected and appointed officials and the people of Bristol; and the engagement of many of our residents. I am very proud of all the individuals responsible for HUD’s high marks.
Brian S. Suchinski, Chairman
The Housing Authority of the City of Bristol
The BHA has a significant positive impact on Bristol and the surrounding communities. Out of 47 employees of the BHA, 24 are from Bristol. Many of whom own homes and pay property taxes in Bristol. Annually, the BHA pays total salaries of $912,000.00. Therefore, the BHA infuses, through its employment, over $500,000.00 into the Bristol economy each year.
Likewise, the BHA has a local focus with respect to its employment of vendors. There are in excess of 44 vendors utilized by the BHA located within the City of Bristol. Those vendors receive the vast majority of the approximately 1.1 million dollars paid annually by BHA to its vendors. For a list of local vendors click here.
The BHA is constantly upgrading its infrastructure. Currently, its moderate income facility known as Dutton Heights is undergoing a 16 million dollar renovation. Upon completion of that total rehabilitation, the neighborhood surrounding Dutton Heights will be positively impacted. Additionally, the City of Bristol will receive approximately $110,000.00 in real estate taxes annually as a result of this newly renovated neighborhood. The Housing Authority of the City of Bristol plans, within the next 12 months, to spend 1.8 million dollars in infrastructure improvements at Zbikowski Park which is another state family neighborhood. I am not aware of any entity, other than ESPN, which plans to spend as much money in this City during that time frame. Likewise, I am not aware of any entity, except ESPN, that will increase the tax rolls as much as the Bristol Housing Authority will from its Dutton Height's project.
The City of Bristol receives annually a grant of CDBG fund. This year, that grant is in excess of $500,000.00. The existence of the Housing Authority of the City of Bristol and the maintenance of its facilities is a primary reason the City of Bristol receives CDBG funds annually.
The Bristol Housing Authority also administers 679 Housing Choice Vouchers (also known as the Section 8 Program). This program has also been rated “High Performer” by The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. Through the Housing Choice Voucher Program BHA has assisted 6 families in becoming first time homeowners here in Bristol.
BHA was again awarded the Resident Opportunity and Self Sufficiency Grant for three years as well as the Section 8 Family Self Sufficiently Grant for 2013. Both programs are to promote self-sufficiency and asset development of assisted households by improving access to services that support economic opportunities and quality of life.
I am very proud of our ongoing accomplishments and commitment in assisting those in need within our community.
Thank you for visiting our site. We hope that you find this information useful.
Bristol Housing Authority
164 Jerome Avenue
Bristol, Connecticut 06010-3715
Phone (860) 582-6313
Fax (860) 585-6033
Monday 8:30 A.M - 4:30 P.M
Tuesday 8:30 A.M - 1:00 P.M.
Wednesday 8:30 A.M. - 4:30 P.M.
Thursday 1:00 P.M. - 4:30 P.M.
Friday 8:30 A.M. - 4:30 P.M.
The Bristol Housing Authority is an Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action Employer.