Candidate Learning Session
At Heading Home event, local experts discuss how Bloomington Council can help address the crisis in housing insecurity & homelessness
Candidates for Bloomington Council gathered with local experts in the field of housing security to learn about the region’s homeless response system and how elected officials can support that work.
The event, hosted by Heading Home on April 24, covered a wide range of topics, including street outreach & medical assistance, emergency shelters, coordinated entry, housing vouchers, landlord incentives, and regional partnerships.
Part of the session focused on existing plans — such as the Heading Home strategic plan and the City of Bloomington’s Comprehensive Plan — that can be used to guide housing security efforts by the city.
Watch a recording of the event here.
A special thanks to our speakers:
- Emily Pike (South Central Housing Network and New Hope for Families)
- Melissa Burgess (HealthNet’s Homeless Initiative Program)
- Danielle Sorden (Beacon Inc.)
- Chase Techentin (New Hope for Families)
- Leon Gordon (Bloomington Housing Authority)
- Deborah Myerson (Myerson Consulting)
In the May 2, 2023 primary election, 19 candidates are running for a four-year term on the Bloomington Common Council. There are candidates in each of the six council districts, as well as candidates for the council’s three at-large seats.
For information about early voting, polling locations, voting dates/times or to find out what district you live in, go to the Monroe County Election Central website. Winners of the primary election will appear on the ballot for the Nov. 7 general election. Candidates who prevail in November will take office on Jan. 1, 2024.