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In our department you will find assistance for buying a home, organizing a neighborhood association, preserving historic property, resolving concerns about housing code violations or rental grievances, and much more. Click here to read a message from the director of the HAND department, Lisa Abbott.

This department is located in Ste 130 of City Hall.

Welcome to Bloomington!

Bloomington receives thousands of new neighbors each August and the HAND Department would like to welcome them all. See our Welcome to Bloomington page for a goldmine of information about the City, and of living in any of Bloomington's vibrant neighborhoods, each with its own spirit. Welcome to your home!

City of Bloomington Accepting Applications for 2016 Community Development Block Grants

Bloomington, IN - Applications for the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program are now available to organizations for the 2016 Program Year. CDBG funding is federal community development assistance dollars provided annually to the City by the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).

Applications can be picked up in the Housing and Neighborhood Development Department office, 401 N. Morton Street, Suite 130, Monday through Friday between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m., or downloaded online.

Local CDBG funded programs administered by the Housing and Neighborhood Development Department are divided into two categories: physical improvements and social services. Organizations applying for a CDBG funds must serve city residents whose household income is less than 80% of the area median income.

Organizations interested in submitting proposals for CDBG funding must first submit a "Letter of Intent" to the Housing and Neighborhood Development Department, 401 N. Morton St., Ste. 130 by 4:00pm on October 9, 2015. An informational meeting for potential applicants will be held on Thursday September 3, 2015 at 9:00 a.m. at City Hall, 401 N. Morton St. in the McCloskey Room, Ste. 135

For more information on CDBG, call Bob Woolford regarding physical improvement projects or Dan Niederman regarding social service programs at 812.349.3401.

2014 CAPER (PDF 208.12 KB)

HOME & CDBG activities with draws (PDF 429.38 KB)

2014 CAPER sales report (PDF 87.38 KB)

Notice to the Herald Times (PDF 73.93 KB)

Consolidated Plan (enhanced)

Equal Housing Logo resized

Consolidated Plan (IDIS)

Annual Action Plan

Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing

2010-2014 Consolidated Plan

New Title XVI: Residential Rental Unit and Lodging Establishment Inspection Program

Here is a link to the new Title XVI Code:

Residential Rental Unit and Lodging Establishment Inspection Program

New Title VIII: Historic Preservation and Protection

Here is a link to the 2013 revision of the historic preservation code: Title 8 Final Revision (PDF 94.09 KB)

Quick Links in HAND

Boards and Commissions in HAND

Bloomington Historic Preservation Commission

Bloomington Redevelopment Commission

Bloomington Urban Enterprise Association

Board of Housing Quality Appeals

Housing Trust Fund Board of Directors