Housing - Community Organizations

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Bloomington Housing Authority

Address1007 North Summitt Street
Bloomington, IN 47404


The BHA was established in 1961 and the first development of affordable housing units was completed in 1968. Currently, the BHA employs a staff of 30 employees and provides housing assistance to over 2,500 Monroe County households each year. The BHA operates three affordable housing communities and provides more than 1,300 Housing Choice Vouchers, also known as Section 8, that allow income eligible families to rent in the private market. Along with housing assistance, the BHA maintains active service coordination programs including the Family Self-Sufficiency Program and Step Up Program.

ContactAmber Gress
agress [at] blha.net
Year Established1961
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Bloomington Restorations, Inc. (BRI)

Address2920 E. Tenth St.
Bloomington, IN 47408



BRI is a private not-for-profit organization dedicated to the preservation of Bloomington and old neighborhoods. Bloomington Restorations, Inc. (BRI) strengthens communities by saving, restoring, and promoting buildings, sites and places important to the diverse heritage of Bloomington and Monroe County, and develops and promotes affordable housing.

Contactbri [at] BloomingtonRestorations.org
Incorporation StatusIncorporated
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Building Association of South Central Indiana

Address3901 E. Hagan St, Suite H
Bloomington, IN 47401

The BASCI is an association dedicated to the belief that all Americans should have the right to fulfill their dream of home ownership.

ContactJordyn McIntyre (Director)
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Courage to Change Sober Living

AddressBloomington, IN

Passion, experience and a fierce commitment to recovery are the cornerstones of our success.

Courage to change was founded in recognition of the need for lower barrier sober living in and around Monroe County. We wanted to offer sober living options that can meet the needs of those who come from wealth and those who were never so fortunate. That is exactly what we have done.

We are founded on the recognition of individual recovery depending on multiple approaches. We provide the space and help where an individual can come to take full responsibility for their own recovery.

ContactMarilyn Burrus
c2csoberliving [at] gmail.com
Year Established2018
Incorporation StatusExempt
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Habitat for Humanity of Monroe County

Address213 E. Kirkwood Avenue
Bloomington, IN 47408


Habitat for Humanity of Monroe County promotes home ownership by building houses in partnership with families in need of adequate housing. Our mission is to build simple, decent homes for people in need with no interest, no profit.

Contacthabitat [at] MonroeCountyHabitat.org
Year Established1988
Incorporation StatusIncorporated
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Housing and Urban Development/Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing Program

Address455 S Landmark Ave.
Bloomington, IN 47403


The HUD_VASH Program provides permanent housing to homeless veterans through a partnership with the local housing authority.

ContactMaryjane McNabb, MSW, LCSW
maryjane.mcnabb [at] va.gov
Additional Contact877-683-0865
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Monroe County Apartment Association (MCAA)

AddressP.O. Box 202
Bloomington, IN 47402


Monroe County Apartment Association Mission Statement: The MCAA's mission is to serve the interests of and maintain a high level of professionalism within the single and multi-family housing industry (its owners, developers, managers, staff and suppliers of products and services) to better serve the rental housing needs of the public.

Contactdirector [at] mcaaonline.org
331-RENT (7368)
Additional ContactAaron Stolberg (President)
doughorn [at] hpiu.com
Incorporation StatusIncorporated
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Monroe House Assisted Living Facility

Address2770 South Adams Street
Bloomington, IN 47403

Located on the corner of Tapp Road and Adams Street.

At Monroe Place, we provide thoughtful, compassionate care in a warm, lively older adult living community. We develop individual care plans to meet the needs of each resident, and a full-time registered nurse is available 24 hours a day to provide clinical oversight and coordination of care. Our residents engage in a variety of stimulating activities, such as tai chi, walking club, dances, religious services, music programs, art classes, and book club. We also offer invigorating outdoor activities and cookouts in our two courtyards and covered gazebo. We are a pet-friendly community. For high quality assisted living in Bloomington, schedule a visit to Monroe Place today.

ContactJack Callison (Chief Executive Officer)
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New Hope Family Shelter

AddressPO Box 154
Bloomington, IN 47402

New Hope Family Shelter’s mission is to provide temporary shelter for homeless families in Bloomington and Monroe County and, in collaboration with other agencies, to help those families regain housing by addressing the problems that led to homelessness. The shelter provides accommodation for up to six families at a time for up to 90 days each while our case manager and director works with those families in daily contact and weekly conferences.

ContactElaine Guinn (Executive Director)
newhope [at] nhfsinc.org
Incorporation StatusIncorporated
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South Central Indiana Housing Opportunities

Address1007 N Summit
Bloomington, IN 47404

South Central Indiana Housing Opportunities (SCIHO) is a 501 (c) 3 nonprofit dedicated to expanding housing options for low and moderate -income households in Bloomington, Monroe County and surrounding counties. OUr vision is to build sustainable and inclusive communities that offer diverse housing options to people of all income levels, ages and abilities.

ContactDeborah Myerson
dmyerson [at] sciho.org
Year Established2015
Incorporation StatusExempt
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Stepping Stones, Inc. (A Program of Centerstone)

AddressP.O. Box 1366
Bloomington, IN 47402

The mission of Stepping Stones is to provide a supportive community where young people experiencing homelessness can develop skills to live independently. Stepping Stones is a non-profit, independent organization that offers transitional housing for young people 16-20 years old who are experiencing homelessness.

ContactAlysia Fornal (Executive Director)
info [at] steppingstones-inc.org
Additional Contactwwade [at] steppingstones-inc.org
Incorporation StatusIncorporated
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Tenant Assistance Project

AddressIndiana University Maurer School of Law - Bloomington
211 S. Indiana Ave
Bloomington, IN 47405


IU Maurer School of Law students work out of Bloomington's Justice Building to assist tenants who face an immediate threat of eviction. TAP offers quality, one time legal information, advice, and representation at the Justice Building. The program does not provide legal help or referrals during other times.

ContactJennifer Prusak (Faculty Advisor)
jennifer.prusak [at] ilsi.net
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