The HRA helps provide affordable housing opportunities for those who are not adequately served by the marketplace, coordinates the City's efforts to preserve existing neighborhoods and promotes development and redevelopment that enhances Bloomington.
The HRA accomplishes its mission through various programs: rental assistance, housing rehabilitation loans, first-time home buyer assistance and other development and redevelopment programs. Funding comes from federal, state, regional and local sources. The Housing and Redevelopment Authority (HRA) is governed by a five-member board appointed by the Mayor and approved by the City Council. For more info check out the HRA What We Do Handout.
The Bloomington Housing Action Team (formerly known as NOAH Workgroup) is a collaboration of housing advocates, owners or managers of rental properties, renters, HRA Commission members, City Council members, City staff and other stakeholders. The group meets regularly to discuss how to preserve and create affordable housing in Bloomington.
The Bloomington City Council will hold a public hearing on Monday, December 5, 2022 at 6:30 p.m. in the Council Chambers at Bloomington Civic Plaza, 1800 West Old Shakopee Road, Bloomington, Minnesota, 55431, or by electronic means as provided by state law, to consider (i) the establishment of the Gyropolis Redevelopment Project (the “Redevelopment Project”) in the City; (ii) the approval of the Gyropolis Redevelopment Plan (the “Redevelopment Plan”) for the Redevelopment Project; and (iii) the establishment of the Gyropolis Tax Increment Financing Redevelopment District (the “Redevelopment TIF District”) to be located within the Redevelopment Project and the approval of a Tax Increment Financing Plan (the “TIF Plan”) therefor. The Redevelopment TIF District is expected to be administered by the Housing and Redevelopment Authority in and for the City of Bloomington.