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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!


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)

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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