SCIHO is dedicated to expanding housing options for low- and moderate-income households in our community in multiple ways, including:
- Developing new affordable housing units;
- Preserving existing affordable housing; and
- Maximizing the effectiveness of existing community resources to meet low-income households’ housing needs.
Our current initiatives include:
|SCIHO is developing Switchyard Apartments in Bloomington. Phase 1 has eight 1- and 2-bedroom affordable apartments for income-qualified residents.|
|Housing4Hoosiers is a renter resource program offering comprehensive educational information about tenant and landlord rights and responsibilities in Indiana.|
|The new Housing and Eviction Resource Table in the Monroe County Justice Building offers renters and landlords in Monroe County more ways to reduce evictions and solve housing problems! Trained community volunteers and participating agencies staff the table to provide guidance on rental housing rights and responsibilities as well as mediation and legal resources.
Thursdays: 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm
|Housing Navigators help tenants and landlords enjoy safe and stable rental housing. Housing Navigators are community volunteers trained to help access local rental housing resources, advise on tenant/landlord rights and responsibilities. Services are available at agencies around Bloomington/Monroe County. Check the current schedule for locations and times.|
|Offered semi-annually in the spring and fall at locations in Bloomington and Monroe County, the Housing4Hoosiers Tenant/Landlord Education Series offers valuable information to help renters, property owners, and property managers understand more about their rights and responsibilities. Past topics have included understanding your lease, financial literacy, credit reports and scores, best practices in rental property management, weatherization, pest control, and more. Check the Housing4Hoosiers website for information on the current schedule and registration.|
We are grateful to a grant from the City of Bloomington Common Council Jack Hopkins Social Services Funding Committee for assisting with SCIHO organizational support in the 3rd quarter of 2019.