GARY - The city of Gary will Tuesday host the Midwest regional administrator for the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development for what the city calls a “major development.”

Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson and Housing Authority Executive Director Julian Marsh will join HUD Midwest Regional Administrator Joseph Galvan to announce a new program in the city.

According to a city-issued news release, the demonstration will offer HUD-assisted families and the community at large access to support services that can help them achieve self-sufficiency.

The city says the programming could help spread scarce federal resources to a greater number of households.