Gary will soon receive its second round of funding to address blighted areas throughout the city.
Recently, it was announced that the city would get $4.4 million from the Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority’s Blight Elimination Program’s $5.5 million allocation. Other cities receiving funding are East Chicago ($914,000) and Hammond ($268,000).
In 2014, Gary received $6.6 million to demolish abandoned properties in blighted areas. The city is close to completing the first phase of the project and requested the state apply the leftover money to the second phase of the project.