Department of Community Development
The Department of Community Development welcomes you. It is a pleasure serving the citizens of Gary and working with our countless partners. It is my belief that the City of Gary will continue to make phenomenal strides in housing and economic development as well as substantial growth of the public service sector. Please find our website both informational and easily accessible.
Arlene D. Colvin
The Department of Community Development is dedicated to its effort in meeting the needs of citizenry and organization throughout the city. The implementation of successful programs that enhance the community is our number one priority. Housing initiatives, homeownership opportunities and a strong network of supportive public services are the foundation on which a stronger Gary will be built.
"To build an economically viable community by supporting initiatives which foster decent housing and provide clean, safe, and stable neighborhoods for all citizens."
The City of Gary is conducting community neighborhood surveys as a means for the community to provide valuable feedback and comments regarding needs in your community’s neighborhood. This helps the City to better understand the community's interests, concerns, and needs. The City also uses the survey results to help develop objectives for the future use of federal Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), HOME Investment Partnerships Program (HOME), and Emergency Solutions Grants (ESG) funds.