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Bloomington Opportunity Housing Incentives and Tools for Developers

Opportunity Housing Ordinance

This ordinance requires developers of new housing and substantial housing rehabilitation projects to provide a minimum number of affordable units. The ordinance provides several incentives to add affordable units, such as density bonuses, housing tax increment financing and expedited reviews, among other incentives. The ordinance is comprehensive in scope and will help increase the supply of affordable housing units throughout the city. 

Process Overview

Bloomington Opportunity Housing Incentives and Tools for Developers

Affordable Housing Plan

Residential developments of 20 units or more must submit an Affordable Housing Plan to the City of Bloomington as a part of the application for a final site and building plan, a final development plan or for NOAH preservation. An Affordable Housing Plan is not required for a development in which the affordable housing obligation is satisfied by a payment in lieu.  

Developers are encouraged to discuss projects with the Opportunity Housing Advisor and the Planning Division.