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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.

Public Notice

Pursuant to the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974, as amended, the City of Bloomington is required to prepare a Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER) for the 2015 Program Year ending May 31, 2016. The report covers those activities funded by Community Development Block Grant and HOME funds. The report is available for public review and comment at the office of the Housing and Neighborhood Development Department, City of Bloomington, Showers City Hall, Suite 130, 401 N. Morton, Bloomington, Indiana 47404, and at the Monroe County Public Library Indiana Room, 303 E. Kirkwood, Bloomington, Indiana 47408. The report may also be accessed from the City of Bloomington's website at Any interested party who desires to comment on the City of Bloomington's CAPER may submit the comments in writing to the Director, Housing and Neighborhood Development Department, City of Bloomington, PO Box 100, Bloomington, IN 47402 or to on or before August 15, 2016.

2015 Draft CAPER (PDF 596.58 KB)