Mission Statement
To create, maintain, preserve, and provide affordable, safe housing opportunities, programs and services.

Line of Business
Activities that benefit the Low / Moderate income citizens of the City of Bloomington

Focus Area
City of Bloomington Corporate Limits

Program Description
The 2018-2019 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) allocation from the US Department of Housing and Urban Development is $552,428.

In addition to the CDBG program, Community Development administers the Continuum of Care (COC), a HUD grant program that provides services for the homeless,.

Key Services Proposed 

  • Single family rehabilitation projects for low to moderate income households;
  • Grant for West Bloomington Revitalization Project Tool Library and Façade programs
  • Demolition of properties too distressed for rehabilitation. The lots are often donated to Habitat for Humanity or YouthBuild McLean County for the construction of affordable housing.
  • Public Service activities including:
    • Peace Meals
    • Homeless Activities – match money for HUD’s Continuum of Care Program
    • Emergency Services Grant (PATH)
    • Section 3 Job / Life Skills Training for public housing residents
    • Recycling Furniture for Families
  • Funding for Public Facility Improvements
    • Heartland Head Start Early Childhood Playground
    • West Bloomington Bus Stop Project with Connect Transit
  • Administration of the CDBG program

Other Grant Programs

  • Administration of the Continuum of Care programs for the homeless
  • Administration of the Illinois Housing Development Authority's Abandoned Property Program  (APP) and Single Family Rehabilitation (SFR) program.

View the full narrative for the Community Development Division. 

For questions or concerns related to the Americans with Disabilities Act, please contact Robert Coombs, at 309-434-2447.

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