Bloomington Housing and Redevelopment Authority (HRA)
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 commission appointed by the City Council.
Response to COVID-19
The Bloomington HRA’s (BHRA) goal is to follow guidance issued by the State Of Minnesota and Minnesota Department of Health to help reduce the spread of COVID-19, while continuing to provide the best service possible.
Due to the Governor’s executive order directing Minnesotan’s to stay at home, the Chair of HRA Board of Commissioners Mark Thorson issued a statement that all meetings of the Authority may be conducted by telephone or other electronic means in a manner satisfying the requirements set forth in Minnesota Statutes Section 13D.021.
- Read Commissioner Thorson's statement (a signed copy of this document is on file)
The HRA Commission governs the activities of the Bloomington Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
Meetings are typically held the second and fourth Tuesday of the month at 5:30 p.m. Due to COVID-19, all meetings will be virtual until further notice. Log-in information will be posted on the meeting's calendar entry.
Meeting schedules, agendas and minutes are available through the City's agenda management system. Agendas and approved minutes are added as they become available.
Bloomington Housing Action Team
The Bloomington Housing Action Team (formerly known as Naturally Occurring Affordable Housing (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.
Rental Housing Collaborative
The Rental Housing Collaborative seeks to educate rental property owners and managers on laws and ordinances effecting their property and management practices. Meetings are held twice a year.
Agency Plan & Policies
The Bloomington HRA is required by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to file a 5-Year Agency Plan and annual updates to that plan. Find the Agency plan and policies here.
In the news
- In early 2021, the City Council invested $600,000 of strategic priority funds into the Bloomington Housing and Redevelopment Authority’s home improvement loan program.
- The demand for rental assistance in Bloomington is higher than ever.
The Housing and Redevelopment Authority in and for the City of Bloomington (HRA) does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age or disability in the admission or access to, or treatment or employment in, its services, programs, or activities. Upon request, accommodation will be provided to allow individuals with disabilities to participate in all HRA services, programs and activities.