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 …

Hammond Hosts 33rd Annual Volunteer Awards Breakfast


CATEGORY: Community Development, Events

Mayor Thomas M. McDermott, Jr. and the City of Hammond Planning and Development present the 33rd Annual Volunteer Awards Breakfast on Thursday, October 24, 2019 from 8:00am – 10:00am at the Dynasty Banquet Hall, 4125 Calumet Avenue, Hammond. For the 33rd anniversary edition of the breakfast, the theme is “Serving Our Community”. Tickets for the event are issued on a …

Mayor’s Commission on Disabilities Recognition Award Nomination Form

Annual Disabilities Awards Breakfast & Resource Fair


CATEGORY: Community Development, Events

The purpose is to recognize youth, adults, and organizations that reach out and make a difference regardless of a disability. Mayor’s Commission on Disabilities will choose award winners. The Mayor’s Commission on Disabilities would be greatly honored if you would nominate someone you think deserves recognition from one of the following categories: Nomination Deadline: Friday, March 8, 2019 New for …

Homeless Count Scheduled for January 23rd


CATEGORY: Community Development, News

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 21, 2019. Participants are to meet in the Hammond City Hall parking lot located at 5925 Calumet Avenue to …

Hammond Community Corporation 2018 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 …