What forms the foundation of a strong community? It is neighbors who care to lend a hand to those in need. It is citizens eager to share their ideas and learn from others. It is individuals who are willing to invest in something bigger than themselves. It is dreamers who can imagine an even …
Three affordable housing projects in Gary, East Chicago and Hammond missed the mark by a few points to receive tax credits, and local housing officials believe they're being ignored by state officials.
Hammond Mayor Thomas McDermott Jr. said last week the city will save "millions of dollars" because he agreed to settle a lawsuit filed by ousted Hammond Housing Authority Director Maria Becerra.
Gary soon will get an unprecedented level of support from the federal government, which will work out of City Hall to strengthen the city's economy and lift up its residents.
You might not have heard this good news about the Indiana economy: The state has avoided as a whole the mistakes that result in local housing bubbles. And this, among other reasons, is why Indiana remains a relatively good place to live.
GARY | In unveiling the city’s updated Dollar Home Program on Monday, Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson recalled buying a $1 home 25 years ago through Gary’s original HUD-sponsored housing conservation program.
About 800,000 people call Northwest Indiana their home, and I am glad to be among them. We live in an important region comprised of industrious people who contribute to the success and prosperity of our state and nation.
When I tell people Chesterton has an economic development philosophy of smart growth, they ask me what smart growth means. Smart growth means we don’t rush into building the town or bringing in a development without really looking it over.
The Federal Housing Finance Agency wants to adjust fees homeowners in Illinois and four other states pay to Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac to guarantee their single-family home mortgages.
If you're like me, you thought the Occupy Wall Street movement had about as much chance of achieving any sort of success as the Rick Santorum campaign. Arguing that 1 percent of America is wholly responsible for the recession is a narrow and simplistic explanation for a large and complex pro…
GARY | Fifteen local veterans now will have a chance to find a home of their own thanks to a grant from the U.S. Housing and Urban Development's Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing Program.
The Northwest Indiana Reinvestment Alliance is making free counseling and educational services available to residents needing assistance with housing issues through the end of the month.
Landscaped yards are being cluttered with for sale signs as homeowners face tough economic times in the suburbs.
The white picket fences and minivans that once characterized many suburbs have slowly been replaced by boarded up windows and public transit buses.
In the first quarter of 2011, national housing affordability hit its highest ever level, according to the NAHB/Wells Fargo Housing Opportunity Index, which has tracked home prices for more than 20 years.
In 2008, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development announced an innovative program called the Neighborhood Stabilization Program. It was established to stabilize communities suffering from foreclosures, homelessness and blight.
It's time for the Winfield Town Council to abide by the spirit of the law, not the letter.
Nothing measures the quality of life in Northwest Indiana better than the availability of good, affordable housing, along with the financial literacy that makes home ownership possible.
Housing counseling agencies in Crown Point, Hammond and Valparaiso are among more than 500 groups around the country slated to share about $72.9 million in grants from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.
CHICAGO | The City Council will decide Nov. 15 whether to set aside 20 percent of the money from tax increment financing districts to rebuild neighborhoods devastated by the foreclosure crisis.
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