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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, Doris Sims.

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!


Environmental Assessment

The Housing and Neighborhood Development (HAND) department is soliciting public comments on an Environmental Assessment (EA) FONSI (Finding of No Significant Impact) for a Habitat for Humanity development on a vacant property located at the end of W. Chambers, W. Duncan, and S. Bernard. HAND has determined that the project will have no significant impact on the human environment. This FONSI is based on the complete EA available in the HAND department or attached below, which has been determined to adequately and accurately discuss the need, environmental issues, and impacts of the proposed project and appropriate mitigation measures.

Dragoo Environmental Assessment (PDF 80.71 MB)


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