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Program Description

The Emergency Home Repair (E.H.R.) program is a grant to improve the safety and habitability of a home for qualified homeowners within the City of Bloomington jurisdiction.

A grant of up to $7,500 is available for an owner-occupied home and up to $3,500 for an owner-occupied mobile home. Funds are available to respond to needed repairs with the goal of restoring the health and safety of a home. For example, the EHR program has helped many households replace a leaking roof and interior water leak damages, install a new furnace or water heater, address electrical and plumbing issues, and repair structural damages.

General Program Requirements

  • Applicant's home must be located within the Bloomington city limits.
  • The home must be owner-occupied.
  • Repairs must be within program funding guidelines.
  • Applicant's income must be 60% or less of the Area Median Income (AMI), adjusted by household size (income limits are subject to change):
Household Size Maximum Annual Household Gross Income
1 $29,220
2 $33,360
3 $37,560
4 $41,700
5 $45,060
6 $48,420
7 $51,720
8 $55,080

Applying for the Program

  • Download the Application or Call HAND at 349-3401 and ask to speak with Dan Niederman about the application and process.
  • Return the application to HAND, Showers City Hall, 401 N. Morton, Suite 130