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City of Bloomington, Indiana

Housing & Neighborhood Development (HAND)

Phone: (812) 349-3401
Fax: (812) 349-3582

Program Description

The Home Modifications for Accessible Living Program (HMAL) is designed to provide home modifications for income qualified Bloomington residents facing accessibility challenges at home. 

A grant of up to $9,500 is available for owner-occupied homes and up to $3,000 for rental properties. The grant funds can be used for modifications in your home to provide barrier-free housing. Modifications include but are not limited to: Ramp installation, doorway and hallway widening, additional lighting installation, and handle and grip bar installation in bathrooms.

General Program Requirements

  • Applicant's home must be located within Bloomington city limits
  • Applicants must reside at the home for which modifications are requested
  • Applicant's income must be 80% or less of the Area Median Income (AMI), adjusted by household size (income limits are subject to change):
Household Size      1      2      3      4      5      6
Maximum Annual Household Gross Income $34,950 $39,950 $44,950 $49,900 $53,900 $57,900

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