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June is National Homeownership Month

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Bloomington Briefing Published May 31, 2023
Updated on May 31, 2023

June is National Homeownership Month—a fitting time to note the Bloomington Housing and Redevelopment Authority’s ongoing commitment to help families and individuals achieve their dream of homeownership. 

“We continue to focus on our commitment to accessible, affordable and equitable homeownership opportunities,” HRA Administrator Aarica Coleman said. 

The Bloomington Housing and Redevelopment Authority’s mission is to help provide affordable housing opportunities for those who are not adequately served by the marketplace. The HRA coordinates the City’s efforts to preserve existing neighborhoods and promotes development and redevelopment that enhances Bloomington. Here are some upcoming events for those who are looking for resources. Questions? Call 952-563-8937. Or visit for more information and the 2022 Annual Housing Report

Home Stretch workshop

Buying a home is a big financial decision—one that you don’t have to make alone. Get prepared to make an educated, confident financial choice with the help of Project for Pride in Living. Attend the Home Stretch workshop Saturday, June 10, 8:45 a.m. – 5:15 p.m., in the Bloomington Center for the Arts Rehearsal Hall, 1800 West Old Shakopee Road. Register online at

Journey to Homeownership

Bloomington HRA, in partnership with Project for Pride in Living, presents monthly Journey to Homeownership workshops. These workshops are designed to create successful first-time homebuyers. Workshops are free and are available in English, Somali and Spanish. A workshop will be hosted in Spanish on Thursday, June 15, 6 p.m., Somali on Tuesday, June 20, 6 p.m. and English on Wednesday, June 21, 6 p.m. 

Attendees will learn the basics of the homebuying process, be able to speak with real estate professionals and homeownership advisors and have the chance to register for financial and homeownership counseling. 

Renters resource fair and eviction prevention services

Bloomington renters are invited to attend the renters resource fair and receive support to avoid eviction on Saturday, June 24, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., in the Black Box Theater at Civic Plaza, 1800 West Old Shakopee Road. Resources include help applying for rental assistance, legal aid, landlord dispute mediation services and support services regarding food, health care and more. This event is free and food will be served while supplies last.

This event is hosted by Bloomington HRA, Community Mediation & Restorative Services, Inc. and Sakan.