Annual MLK Candlelight March & Celebration

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Mayor Thomas M. McDermott Jr., the City of Hammond, and the Ministerial Alliance of Hammond and Vicinity present the Annual MLK Candlelight March & Celebration: “Dream With A Purpose” Monday, January 16, 2017 @ 6:45am This year’s Candlelight March starts at Hammond City Hall, with lineup beginning at 6:30am, and concludes at the Hammond Civic Center where the festivities continue …

City Seeks Input on Community/Sports Complex

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The City of Hammond is working with Johnson Consulting to gather community input on the design, services, activities and events for the planned sports complex. Please plan on attending one, or both, of these upcoming meetings: For more information contact Owana J. Miller, Director, Department of Community Development at (219) 853-6358.

Hammond Hosts 30th Annual Volunteer Awards Breakfast

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Mayor Thomas M. McDermott, Jr. and the City of Hammond Planning and Development present the 30th Annual Volunteer Awards Breakfast on Thursday, November 3, 2016 from 8:00am – 10:00am at the Dynasty Banquet Hall, 4125 Calumet Avenue, Hammond. For the 30th anniversary edition of the breakfast, the theme is “Volunteering: The Heart of America”. Tickets for the event are issued on …

PUBLIC NOTICE: Funding Request Applications Now Available

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The City of Hammond, Department of Planning and Development is in the process of preparing its 2017-2018 budget for Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) and Community Housing and Development Organization (CHDO). Applications will be available beginning September 26, 2016. Application must be completed and return to the Department of Planning and Development, 5925 Calumet Ave, Suite …

Proposals Requested for Consolidated Plan Consultant

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THE REDEVELOPMENT COMMISSION OF THE CITY OF HAMMOND, INDIANA is requesting proposals from experienced community development consultant firms or individual consultants to assist the City develop the planning documents necessary to receive a direct Entitlement Community designation from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and become a new grantee eligible to receive Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) …

City Officials Request Your Input on Fair Housing

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Pursuant to its authority under the Fair Housing Act, HUD has directed program participants to undertake a new type of assessment of fair housing issues called the Assessment of Fair Housing (AFH) approach. The updated AFH rule is designed to improve community planning in order to overcome fair housing issues. The Department of Community Development, in partnership with the Hammond …

Another office building may be coming to Oxbow

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By Edwin Bierschenk Original article here. A second high-end office building may be coming to the city's Oxbow Landing development. The Hammond Redevelopment Commission on Tuesday is expected to enter into an option agreement with ATG Real Estate Development LLC for the last parcel of land the commission has available at the development. ATG is well along on construction of ...

Hammond gets money for Woodmar wellness center

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City officials will start more in-depth design work for a community wellness center at the former Woodmar Mall site with word that the city will receive $8.7 million in federal money for the project. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development late Monday announced approval of the loan guarantee to finance the facility’s construction. Now that the city has …

PUBLIC NOTICE of the ANNUAL C.A.P.E.R

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This is PUBLIC NOTICE that the Annual CAPER (Annual Performance Evaluation Report) for the Community Development Block Grant Program, HOME Rehabilitation Program and the Emergency Solutions Grants Program is available so that residents will have an opportunity to review and comment on it. In general, the CAPER describes how funds were actually spent and the extent to which these funds …