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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. Follow the link to our welcome 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 Housing and Neighborhood Development Department 2015-2020 Consolidated Plan Draft Available for Public Inspection

The draft City of Bloomington's Consolidated Plan is now complete and available for public comment. The Consolidated Plan is used as a guide in the expenditure of Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and HOME funding received from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). The Housing and Neighborhood Development Department will post the draft of the 2015-2019 Consolidated Plan on the city web site beginning March 13, 2015. Paper copies will be made available in the Indiana Room of the Monroe County Public Library, 303 E. Kirkwood Avenue and the office of HAND, Suite 130, Showers City Hall, 401 N. Morton Street, Bloomington, Indiana. The public is invited to comment. Comments should be addressed to Director, Housing and Neighborhood Development Department, P.O. Box 100, Bloomington, IN 47402 or hand@bloomington.in.gov. Comments will be received until April 13, 2015.

Consolidated Plan (enhanced)

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