Twin Cities Neighborhood Redevelopment Partnership
What is the Twin Cities Neighborhood Redevelopment Partnership?
This partnership is a collaboration of Mid Central Community Action, Inc., State Farm Bank, the City of Bloomington, and the Town of Normal, which was formed to help families to achieve home ownership by providing counseling, referral and encouragement. Originally conceived as the Olde Towne Neighborhood Redevelopment partnership, a secondary objective was to improve that neighborhood esthetically and make it safer and healthier. The partnership later expanded to potentially include other neighborhoods in Bloomington and Normal, and down payment assistance grants were successfully acquired for purchasers of several rehabbed or newly built homes.
It is our belief that by providing potential homeowners with these services, we are accomplishing much more than simply the continued improvement of the area. Outcomes will eventually be increased owner occupancy of homes, as well as the side benefits of increased community pride.
What does the Partnership have to offer?
We are firmly dedicated to increasing the availability of decent and affordable housing. With this in mind, we will be working together to provide:
- Home maintenance and budget workshops to foster good property maintenance
- Down payment and/or closing costs assistance
- Special financing options
- Housing counseling through qualified and HUD certified Housing Counselors
How do I get involved with the Partnership?
Families who wish to participate in any of our housing programs should contact Mid Central Community Action, Inc.’s Housing Department to find out which programs would be helpful to them and what their next steps should be.
What are some of the benefits to our communities?
- Development of strong bonds between neighbors
- Increased number of owner occupied homes
- Continued stabilization of the community and property values
- Increased ownership pride and improved maintenance