East Chicago is one of three Lake County cities receiving an extra $5.6 million from the state to tear down abandoned houses.
Several communities including Terre Haute, Muncie and Evansville are receiving money to tear down abandoned homes.
Indiana is diverting federal money to help local communities demolish abandoned homes.
Lt. Gov. Sue Ellspermann will announce whether the state will use funds from the U.S. Department of Treasury funds to tear down foreclosed properties.