Public Input Sought for American Rescue Plan Funds

CATEGORY: Community Development, Public Notices


The ARP appropriation plan has been finalized and can be viewed here: hammond_home_arp_allocation_plan_final.pdf

Notice is hereby given that the City of Hammond is seeking public input for its American Rescue Plan (“HOME-ARP”) appropriated under section 3205 of the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (P.L. 117-2). The purpose of the funds is to address the needs of households experiencing homelessness and other households that face housing instability. The City may use the funds for a limited number of eligible activities, including the development and support of affordable housing, tenant-based rental assistance (TBRA), the provision of supportive services, and the acquisition and development of non-congregate shelter units. A portion of the funding can be used for administrative and planning purposes and the support of local non-profit stakeholders.

The City encourages public input on the proposed use of HOME-ARP funds described in this document. Public comments can be submitted a number of ways:

  • Via email to .
  • Via the website posting of this document at:
  • Via US Mail to:

Hammond City Hall, Room 314
5925 Calumet Avenue
Hammond, IN 46320

The City will consider all comments received before 4:30 PM on May 17th, 2023, before submitting the proposal to HUD. All accepted comments and the City’s responses will be included in the final submission to HUD. The City will continue to accept comments from the public after its submittal and use public comments to guide and inform possible future amendments. The City will also conduct a public hearing on the proposed use of HOME-ARP funds on May 16th, 2023 at 4:30 in Common Council Chambers at Hammond City Hall, 5925 Calumet Avenue. Council Chambers, 2nd Floor, room 209 are accessible to persons with physical disabilities. If special arrangements need to be made to accommodate citizens in order for them to participate in the public hearing, or If you would like to make a comment regarding the plan or receive additional information and would prefer to speak with someone in Spanish, please call the Department of Community Development at (219) 853-6358 ext. 2.


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