Bloomington mayor, city leaders join community partners to announce housing commitments

BLOOMINGTON – Bloomington Mayor John Hamilton and city leaders join community partners to announce and provide updates on efforts to address the challenges of affordable housing and homelessness.

Together with Mayor Hamilton, those offering remarks will include Amber Skoby, Executive Director of the Bloomington Housing Authority; John Zody, Director of the City’s Housing and Neighborhood Development department; Efrat Feferman, Executive Director of the United Way of Bloomington and Monroe County; and Tina Peterson, President, and CEO of the Community Foundation of Bloomington and Monroe County.   

Those attending on Tuesday, June 8th at noon are asked to wear masks unless fully vaccinated and observe additional COVID-19 safety measures.  

The event will be held at the Bloomington Housing Authority Community Building, at 1002 North Summit Street.  The event will take place on the patio on the east side of the building.  Parking is available in the adjacent lot (with access from North Monroe Street) or on the nearby streets.

City leaders will discuss how federal funding recently allocated through the American Rescue Plan Act and other sources will and may be directed toward local housing gaps. Additionally, Feferman and Peterson will share updates from the community-wide Housing Insecurity Working Group, which they have led since January 2021 to consider and coordinate the community’s resources and expertise toward solutions for those experiencing housing insecurity.