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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
Obama administration taps Gary for Strong Cities initiative

Obama administration taps Gary for Strong Cities initiative

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.

January 16, 2014 11:30 am Photos

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Former federal funds getting new life in Valpo

VALPARAISO | A federal program designed to help renovate rental properties more than 25 years ago is about to have a new life helping the city renovate the facades of downtown buildings.

August 12, 2013 8:49 pm

EDITORIAL: Razing Sheraton will be symbol of progress

The husk of the former Sheraton Hotel is a tall shadow of urban decay looming over the adjacent Gary City Hall. That hotel must come down.

July 26, 2013 12:00 am
Gary to revitalize north side neighborhoods

Gary to revitalize north side neighborhoods

Gary is launching a plan to redevelop northside neighborhoods, including by tearing down a long-vacant downtown hotel.

July 20, 2013 5:45 pm Photos

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Gary to announce redevelopment project

Gary is planning a new redevelopment project aimed at revitalizing neighborhoods throughout the city.

July 18, 2013 2:12 pm

Gary unveils Dollar Home Program

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.

June 03, 2013 5:45 pm

EDITORIAL: Region must unite for stronger economy

Antonio Riley, regional administrator of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, praised Gary Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson and others for being willing to work across geographic boundaries on regional economic development issues. There's a lot of that going around.

September 17, 2012 12:00 am
GUEST COMMENTARY: NWI's urban core is ripe for reinvestment

GUEST COMMENTARY: NWI's urban core is ripe for reinvestment

On Nov. 8, Gary voters elected Karen Freeman-Wilson as the city's next mayor — a "new day" in Gary, in Freeman-Wilson's own words. It was certainly a galvanizing moment for the city, local business community and greater Northwest Indiana to mount a full-scale turnaround for Gary, by building…

November 16, 2011 12:00 am

Hiring demand stalls E.C. senior home project

EAST CHICAGO | The East Chicago City Council wants some assurance that local residents will be hired to build a planned new senior citizen facility before approving financing for the project.

August 23, 2011 9:00 pm
FHA says it remains fiscally sound, looks to further strengthen its future position

FHA says it remains fiscally sound, looks to further strengthen its future position

The Federal Housing Administration wants to stay flush. One step it's taking is increasing its annual mortgage insurance premium by 25 basis points on 30-year and 15-year mortgages. The change took effect on April 18.

April 24, 2011 12:00 am

EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: Reasons for optimism with HUD programs

In his column several weeks ago, Terry McCullough raised important concerns about two programs of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development: the Neighborhood Stabilization Program and Homelessness Prevention and Rapid Re-Housing Program. I share a number of these concerns, particu…

March 23, 2011 12:00 am

HUD names new Midwest regional administrator

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Devleopment named Antonio Riley as regional administrator for the agency's six-state Midwestern Region.

December 08, 2010 12:00 am
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