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The Housing and Neighborhood Development Department enhances the quality of life for Bloomington residents by developing programs, services, and partnerships to preserve community character, promote affordable housing and encourage neighborhood vitality. Services include code enforcement, inspection of rental housing, affordable housing, neighborhood services, and historic preservation.
On any one day you may find a HAND employee rolling up his sleeves to help with a neighborhood clean up or sitting in an office advising a prospective homeowner.

Contact us if you are interested in buying a home, wish to report a code complaint, are starting a neighborhood association, have a question about an historic structure, or need information about your community. HAND employees are here to help you.


Pursuant to the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974, as amended, the City of Bloomington is required to publish a Final Statement of Community Development Objectives and Projected Use of Funds and invite citizens to examine this statement and submit comments on the proposed statements and on the community development performance of the City.

The statement is printed below. Copies of the complete document can be viewed on the City's website at or a copy may be obtained at the Housing and Neighborhood Development Department at 401 N. Morton Street, Suite 130. Copies are also available at the Monroe County Public Library in the Indiana Room. Any interested party who desires to comment on this proposed STATEMENT OF COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT OBJECTIVES AND PROJECTED USE OF FUNDS or on the community development performance of the City may submit their comments in writing to Doris Sims, Director, Department of Housing and Neighborhood Development, P.O. Box 100, Bloomington, IN 47402 on or before May 30, 2017.

2017 Annual Action Plan DRAFT VERSION (PDF 2.68 MB)