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Housing and Redevelopment Authority


Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program and Section 3


Community Development Block Grant (CDBG)

The City of Bloomington is a Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) entitlement community. Each year, the City of Bloomington receives a CDBG allocation from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). The City administers this grant through its HRA. The annual CDBG Action Plan details the activities and budget for the next program year. The program operates on a fiscal year that begins on July 1 and ends on June 30.

What is Section 3?

Section 3 of the Housing and Urban Development Act of 1968, as amended requires that all programs receiving direct financial assistance administered by HUD provide, to the greatest extent feasible, opportunities for jobs, training and economic opportunities to low and very low income residents and contracting opportunities to businesses owned by or employing low and very low income residents. This requires that Public Housing Authorities must make a good faith effort in hiring or training Section 3 residents or section businesses.