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

Mission Statement

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.


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