The main objective of the Modernization Department is to ensure the long-term viability for
the Hammond Housing Authority's physical assets such as buildings, major systems, equipment and grounds.
Responsible for the planning and budgeting of Capital Funds, which are then incorporated into the overall
Agency Plan submitted to HUD annually.
Implementation of all
Capital Fund contracts, monitoring and procurement according to agency's policy and HUD's federal regulations and
Provide construction management services
for new construction, rehab and capital improvement job sites.
for the completion of the Capital Program Statement/ Performance and Evaluation Report for the agency's annual and five
year action plan for the Capital Funds.
Hammond Housing Authority won an award in 2006 from NAHRO for the design of our new administration building.
Hammond Housing Authority won an award in 2005 from NAHRO for the design of the
rehabbed units at Columbia Center.
The Hammond Housing
Authority, along with its partners, Hammond Elderly Housing and Herman & Kittle Properties, Inc., broke ground on January
11, 2007 on the first phase of the revitalization of Columbia Center. The first project involves the demolition of 13
buildings (45 units) to make way for a 4 story, 80-unit senior building. Completion of the new building is scheduled
for January 2008.
A tax credit application was submitted in March 2007
for Phase II of our revitalization program. This project will involve the demolition of 17 buildings (89) units to make
way for 68 new townhouse units.
The Hubert Humphrey Building has currently undergone a remodel. All 119 units received new
kitchen cabinets, floor tile, blinds and heating controls as well as a complete repainting. Common areas and offices were
also redecorated. The project was complete in the summer of 2007.
of the townhouses is scheduled to start in the spring of 2007. Four or five buildings will be done each year until
all are completed.