Bristol Housing Authority

Welcome to Bristol Housing Authority

Resident Services 

This section provides information, including newsletters, events, frequently asked questions, and more, for BHA residents and those who receive rental assistance from the Bristol Housing Authority. Services offered by the BHA are designed to increase individual and family self-sufficiency, and to assist residents in becoming better educated. The BHA works to boost residents' self-image, and create stability through job training and placement, and enjoyable, educational programs.

Section 3

The Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Act of 1968 that helps foster local economic development, neighborhood economic improvement, and individual self-sufficiency.  The Section 3 program requires that recipients of certain HUD financial assistance, to the greatest extent feasible, provide job training, employment, and contracting opportunities for low- or very-low income residents in connection with projects and activities in their neighborhoods. Section 3 is a starting point for people with low- or very-low incomes to obtain job training, employment and contracting opportunities.

If you are interested in job training, employment, and contracts call our main office at 860-582-6313.  Names will be placed on a waiting list and provided to contractors when job openings become available.  

BHA Resident Commissioner – Ada O. Avilés 

Greetings, my name is Ada O. Avilés, and I am the Resident Commissioner for the Bristol Housing Authority. Since being appointed by the Mayor of Bristol, I have attended seminars to better understand the operations of the Bristol Housing Authority, and I have participated in board meetings monthly. I lived at Cambridge Park for 12 years before moving to Bonnie Acres, where I have resided for the past five years. I wish to get more involved with tenant concerns and take the appropriate steps to resolve any issues. I look forward to working with you all. Every month I will provide you with information and updates through the Commissioners Corner in the BHA newsletter.

Please feel free to contact me with your comments or suggestions at You can also send correspondence to me:  Ada O. Avilés, Bristol Housing Authority, 164 Jerome Avenue, Bristol, CT 06010. I look forward to working with you.

  • For more information, contact your Housing Coordinator or Property Manager.