Rent is due on the first of every month with a 5-day grace period. If rent is not paid by the 5th
of every month or the 1st business day after the 5th, you will receive a $30.00 late fee and a Notice
of Lease Termination letter. You then have 14 days from the date the Notice of Lease Termination letter
is dated to pay your rent plus late fees or sign a payment agreement. If no payment is received by the end of the 14th
day or an agreement is not signed, you will be sent to the attorney for court eviction.
Maintenance Department will send you a letter if you are being charged a maintenance fee(s). You then have 30 days from the
date the maintenance charge letter is dated to pay your maintenance charge(s) or sign a payment agreement. If your maintenance
charge(s) is not paid within those 30 days or a payment agreement is not signed, you will receive a Notice of Termination
letter from the office. You then have another 30 days to pay the charge(s), but no agreement can be made.
If payment is not received within those 30 days, it will be sent to the attorney for court eviction.
Your meter is read at the end of every quarter (March, June, September, December). It is then posted to your
account the following month and letters are mailed out to residents that owe Hammond Housing Authority for excess electric
ONLY not gas usage. You pay NIPSCO for your gas bill. Once the letter of excess electric is mailed out to residents
you have 30 days from the date of the letter to pay your excess electric bill or sign an agreement. If you fail to do so,
then a Notice of Termination letter is mailed to you and you have another 30 days to pay your excess electric bill in full
NO payment agreement will be made. If excess electric is not paid then it is sent to the attorney for court eviction.
Once you pay your rent and you would like your receipt, you need to call the office and request a rent
receipt. Receipts will ONLY be mailed out to senior citizens, handicapped & disabled residents.
If you need to make a payment agreement for your rent or other charges you need to contact the office
to set an appointment to sign an agreement.
Monthly statements will be mailed out to all Hammond Housing Authority residents at the end of every month.
The statements include your monthly rent and any other charges that you owe to the Hammond Housing Authority.
The Finance Department
is happy to assist you with any questions or concerns you have.