Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program and Section 3
Each year, the City of Bloomington receives a Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). The City administers this grant through its HRA. The grant is used for a variety of activities each year. The activities are selected by the HRA Board and City Council through an annual budget process for the program. Typically each year the activities will include: single-family home rehabilitation, maintenance and chore service for seniors, lead-based paint abatement, affordable homeownership and fair housing initiatives.
The annual CDBG Action Plan details the activities and budget that the City/HRA will undertake in the next program year. The program operates on a fiscal year that begins on July 1 and ends on June 30. The Action Plan for the most current fiscal year is linked below. A public comment period for the 2022 Action Plan and substantial amendment to the 2020-2024 Five-Year Plan is open until August 27, 2022. Written comments can be submitted at HRA@BloomingtonMN.gov.
Please see below the 2022 Action Plan Summary and 2022 Action Plan Document.
The City has developed a five-year plan for 2020-2024 as required by HUD. Please see below for the Substantial Amendment Notice Summary and Substantial Amendment Plan Document
The City of Bloomington is soliciting public comments on the Bloomington Draft 2021 Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER), which will be submitted to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) in September 2022. The CAPER provides details on the accomplishments that the City of Bloomington achieved through the CDBG program during the program year that started July 1, 2021 and ended on June 30, 2022.
The CAPER is open for public comment August 25, 2022 through September 8, 2022.
A public hearing on the Bloomington Draft 2021 CAPER will be held before the Bloomington City Council on August 29, 2022 at 6:30 pm. Please use the link below for more information and to view the draft CAPER:
Written comments may be submitted to hra@BloomingtonMN.gov or to Bloomington HRA, 1800 West Old Shakopee Road, Bloomington, MN 55431.
The Draft 2020 Regional Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing specifically addresses the housing discrimination, gentrification and displacement, barriers to housing choice, and the conditions of segregation and integration in the seven-county area that includes Anoka, Carver, Dakota, Hennepin, Ramsey, Scott and Washington Counties in Minnesota. This fair housing planning is required of communities that receive certain funds from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.
The analysis was undertaken by the Fair Housing Implementation Council (FHIC). The members of the FHIC, including the City of Bloomington, administer the federal Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and/or HOME Investment Partnerships (HOME) programs, as well as other Fair Housing programs which require them to certify to HUD that they will affirmatively further fair housing through the operation of their housing and community development programs as well as fair housing activities to overcome impediments.
The 2020 Draft Analysis of Impendiments is available for public comment. Written comments can be submitted until 4:30 p.m., September 18, 2020 and addressed to Julia Welle Ayres, Manager, Hennepin County Housing and Economic Development, 701 Fourth Ave S, Suite 400, Minneapolis, MN 55415 or sent by email to Julia.WelleAyres@hennepin.us.
Notice is hereby given that the public comment period on a General Amendment to the 2022-2023 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Annual Action Plan will be October 20, 2022, thru November 4, 2022.
The City of Bloomington is an entitlement city for the receipt of federal Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds administered and distributed by the U.S. Department of Housing and Community Development (HUD).
In accordance with 24 CFR 91.05(c)(2) and subpart B of the federal regulations relative to citizen participation for Community Planning and Development Programs the City of Bloomington is making a general amendment to the 2022-2023 Annual Action Plan.
Public comment period and process
Using the Citizen Participation Process, these amendments are available for a 15-day public review and comment period from October 20, 2022, thru November 4, 2022. Residents wishing to submit written comments may email comments to HRA@bloomingtonmn.gov or mail comments to:
City of Bloomington
Housing and Redevelopment Authority
1800 West Old Shakopee Road
Bloomington, MN 55431
The City of Bloomington will amend the amounts for the following projects:
- Develop Homes for Homeownership
- Increase by $75,000
- Senior Services
- Increase by $20,000
- Homeowner Rehabilitation Assistance
- Decrease by $90,000
Community Development Block Grant (CDBG)
Each year, the City of Bloomington receives a Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) 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 that the City/HRA will undertake in 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.
A Section 3 resident must fall under one of the two categories:
- A public housing resident.
- A low or very-low income person.
Section 3 business concerns are businesses that can provide evidence that they meet one of the following:
- 51 percent or more owned by Section 3 residents; or
- At least 30 percent of its full time employees include persons that are currently Section 3 residents, or within three years of the date of first employment with the business concern were Section 3 residents; or
- Provides evidence, as required, of a commitment to subcontract in excess of 25 percent of the dollar award of all subcontracts to be awarded to business concerns that meet the qualifications in the above two paragraphs.
The term “low-income” is used in the Section 3 regulation to include both low- and very low-income individuals. Local income levels can be obtained online at:
- Income Limits information on the HUD website
Becoming certified can help you learn about employment opportunities or contracting projects in the metro area. If you think you fulfill the Section 3 resident or business requirements please contact Bryan Hartman using the contact information below.