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Habitat announces first Veterans Build family

Habitat announces first Veterans Build family

Habitat for Humanity of Northwest Indiana and the NWI Veterans Action Council has announced the selection of a the veteran partner family for the Veterans Build project. The announcement was made at a fundraiser at Oil City baseball field in Whiting.

July 28, 2014 12:00 am

Developing a healthy community through revitalization

GARY | If you reside on a block with an abandoned building it would mean a $7,000 decrease in your home's value.

July 22, 2014 5:00 pm
Groups pursue housing projects for veterans

Groups pursue housing projects for veterans

Officials attend a kickoff event for the Veterans Build project last March. Veterans Build, a partnership between Habitat for Humanity Northwest Indiana and the NWI Action Veterans Council, plans to build a home for a veteran this fall.

June 08, 2014 12:00 am
Groups pursue housing projects for veterans

Groups pursue housing projects for veterans

Many area officials want to make sure local veterans experience home ownership.

June 08, 2014 12:00 am
Partners break ground on Gary's Jackson Street of Dreams project

Partners break ground on Gary's Jackson Street of Dreams project

GARY | Partners gathered in a vacant lot at 25th Avenue and Jackson Street Thursday morning to ceremoniously break ground on a new home project aimed at revitalizing the neighborhood as well as the city.

May 22, 2014 6:29 pm Photos

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Becerra's dismissal was about politics, not Hammond

I want to thank Maria Becerra for her dedication, passion and concern for the citizens of Hammond. In her 27 years as the director of housing, there was never a question regarding her professionalism and performance on the job. Furthermore, her department was devoid of any controversy.

May 15, 2014 12:00 am

Local housing officials cry foul over lack of state tax credits

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.

April 13, 2014 6:45 pm

Limits on rental property inspections headed to governor

INDIANAPOLIS | Cities and towns across Indiana, including several region communities, are one signature away from losing their ability to vigorously regulate rental properties within their borders.

March 11, 2014 5:30 pm

EDITORIAL: Denounce racism, apologize to Becerra

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.

February 27, 2014 12:00 am

Hammond reaches settlement with former housing director

HAMMOND | The Hammond Housing Authority and the city of Hammond will pay $200,000 to the housing authority's former executive director, Maria Becerra, to settle allegations that she was wrongfully fired.

January 30, 2014 10:55 am
Five-day blitz to rebuild Gary neighborhood

Five-day blitz to rebuild Gary neighborhood

Guests listen to a news conference about a new partnership with the city of Gary and the Fuller Center for Housing at Gary City Hall.

January 21, 2014 4:58 pm
Five-day blitz to rebuild Gary neighborhood

Five-day blitz to rebuild Gary neighborhood

NIPSCO Manager of Corporate Citizenship and Employee Involvement Eddie Melton talks about a new partnership with the city of Gary and the Fuller Center for Housing at Gary City Hall.

January 21, 2014 4:59 pm
Five-day blitz to rebuild Gary neighborhood

Five-day blitz to rebuild Gary neighborhood

Special Assistant to the Governor Jeff Cardwell talks about a new partnership with the city of Gary and the Fuller Center for Housing at Gary City Hall.

January 21, 2014 4:59 pm
Five-day blitz to rebuild Gary neighborhood

Five-day blitz to rebuild Gary neighborhood

Fuller Center for Housing Chief Development Officer Aaron Carmichael talks about a new partnership with the city of Gary and the Fuller Center for Housing at Gary City Hall.

January 21, 2014 4:58 pm
Five-day blitz to rebuild Gary neighborhood

Five-day blitz to rebuild Gary neighborhood

Gary Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson talks about a new partnership with the city of Gary and the Fuller Center for Housing at Gary City Hall.

January 21, 2014 4:59 pm

Homebuyer educational workshop slated for Dec. 19

HAMMOND | United Neighborhoods Inc. will host a first-time homebuyer educational workshop from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Dec. 19.

December 12, 2013 5:08 pm

NWI home sales still on the rise

Single-family home sales in Northwest Indiana continued to grow in October compared to one year ago, although at a slower pace of 6.1 percent, according to the Greater Northwest Indiana Association of Realtors.

November 20, 2013 6:10 pm
Women volunteers key as Habitat for Humanity puts family in new home

Women volunteers key as Habitat for Humanity puts family in new home

LANSING | A celebration was held at the Patti Leach Youth Center on Saturday to mark the completion of the most recent rehabilitation project of Habitat for Humanity Chicago South Suburbs. That project will enable Javaze Hart and her two children to soon move into their new home at 17319 Bur…

November 02, 2013 8:15 pm Photos

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Industry expert: economy turning a corner

Industry expert: economy turning a corner

HOBART │ Manufacturing returning to the U.S., a housing and construction comeback and “getting junior out of the house” are some of the reasons the country is on an economic journey to normal, according to an industry expert.

October 30, 2013 4:00 pm Photos

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Housing boom in established subdivisions

Housing boom in established subdivisions

MUNSTER | Upscale neighborhoods of primarily single-family homes began springing up in the southern portion of town in the 1980s and 1990s. While most lots had homes built on them, a few home sites in these subdivisions have remained empty for the last few decades.

July 25, 2013 10:38 pm Photos

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