Black History Month Virtual Celebration


CATEGORY: Community Development, Events

Mayor Thomas M. McDermott, Jr., the Department of Community Development, the Black History Coalition Committee and the Hammond Human Relations Commission, will host a Virtual 2021 Black History Month Celebration on Friday, February 26, 2021 at 10:00 A.M. The theme will be “2021 Leadership in Education” and will be honoring African American Principals and Assistant Principals. The honorees are: Yolanda …

Notice of Public Comment Period


CATEGORY: Community Development, News

The City of Hammond is amending its PY2019 Annual Action Plan and PY2017-2021 Consolidated Plan to allocate CDBG funds received from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) in response to the COVID-19 emergency. In the first round of assistance, HUD has awarded the City supplemental Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funding in the amount of $1,257,099 and …

Remembering Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.


CATEGORY: Community Development, Events, Mayor's Office

Mayor Thomas M. McDermott, Jr., The Ministerial Alliance of Hammond and Vicinity, Inc. and the City of Hammond invite the public to attend a virtual program to commemorate the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. on Monday, January 18, 2021 beginning at 10:00 am. The theme will be “Unity Amongst Diversity” and can be watched online on Facebook at: …

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


CATEGORY: Community Development, Public Notices

Pursuant to the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) regulations, the City of Hammond has prepared its Consolidated Annual Performance Report (CAPER) for program year 2019 ending March 31, 2020. The CAPER describes the City’s use of federal grant funds including the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), HOME Investment Partnership grant, and the Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG). …

Notice of Public Comment Period: Citizen Participation Plan


CATEGORY: Community Development, News

When the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) allows for it, the City may use an expedited Citizen Participation process in the cases of natural disasters and other emergency situations that require a shortened process in order to quickly respond to community needs. This may include shortened public comment periods, notifications, and elimination of public hearings. In all …

Notice of Public Comment Period


CATEGORY: Community Development, News

Pursuant to the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) regulations, the City of Hammond has prepared its 2020-2021 Annual Action Plan that describes the resources available and the proposed use of those resources to meet the community development, affordable housing, and homeless priority needs of the City. A summary of resources and expected uses is provided below. …

Notice of Public Comment Period


CATEGORY: Community Development, News

The City of Hammond is amending its PY2019 Annual Action Plan and PY2017-2021 Consolidated Plan to allocate CDBG funds received from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) in response to the COVID-19 emergency. HUD has awarded the City supplemental Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funding in the amount of $1,257,099 and Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) funding in …

Annual MLK Candlelight March & Celebration


CATEGORY: Community Development, Events

Mayor Thomas M. McDermott, Jr., The Ministerial Alliance of Hammond and Vicinity, Inc. and Hammond’s Department of Planning & Development invite the public to attend a candlelight march to commemorate the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. on Monday, January 20, 2020. This year’s march begins with a 6:30am ribbon-cutting to dedicate Hammond’s new Freedom Plaza, located at Tapper …

Hammond Community Corporation 2019 Grant Application Now Available


CATEGORY: Community Development, News

The City of Hammond for the social betterment of the community formed the Hammond Community Corporation in 1997. The organization is designed to grant financial assistance to Hammond not-for-profit organizations to enrich the quality of life in our community. The Hammond Community Corporation was originally funded by money donated from the Empress Casino-Hammond (now known as Horseshoe Casino–Hammond). These funds …