The city of Gary is planning a news conference Tuesday to detail plans to use more than $6.5 million in blight elimination funding. Lieutenant Governor Sue Ellspermann announced the Hardest Hit Fund awards last week. Gary is one of five cities to receive money from the initial round of the program. City officials will discuss areas that will be impacted by the funding and how the effort will affect job creation.May 27, 2014

News ReleaseWHO:

Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson, City of Gary officials, Hardest Hit Fund application team / external partners


Early Thursday, Lt. Governor Sue Ellspermann announced that five Indiana cities received a combined award of more than $15 million to help eliminate blighted and abandoned homes in those communities through the Hardest Hit Fund Blight Elimination Program (BEP). The City of Gary officials will receive $6.6 million. Mayor Freeman-Wilson will join members of the team that submitted the application to share the following:

– How the funds will be used

– The areas impacted in the city and properties slated for demolition

– The application process

– How the funding impacts job creation


Tuesday, May 27, 2014

12:00p.m. Source: City of Gary

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