On Monday February 1, the Bloomington City Council unanimously adopted a resolution allowing Temporary Pandemic Housing. This resolution allows flexibility from the zoning code to allow service providers and qualifying partner hotels, after an approval, to provide emergency shelter services for the homeless. This temporary measure is tied to the Governor’s Emergency Executive Order 20-01. When the declaration ended the hotel and provider has up to 180 days to cease emergency shelter operations.
Two hotels received a Temporary Pandemic Housing Permit. This permit required an application, which was reviewed by various City of Bloomington departments including Fire, Police, Environmental Health, Building and Inspection, Housing and Redevelopment Authority, and Planning. The Planning Division administered the permit application and coordinated routing the application materials to the various departments.