Housing and Neighborhood Development
The Housing & Neighborhood Development Department (HAND) is responsible for the administration of the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and HOME programs from the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).
The Department also issues occupancy permits for all residential rental units within the Bloomington corporate limits, inspects rental properties for compliance with the Property Maintenance Code, enforces a variety of local ordinances not enforced by police, fire or animal control. HAND also works to strengthen and develop neighborhood associations, involve citizens in City events and programs, and offers neighborhood improvement grants.
HAND hosts the annual Blooming Neighborhood Celebration to recognize neighborhood associations in Bloomington.