The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development held a hearing Monday about a plan to demolish the lead-contaminated West Calumet housing development.
Fifty-six families still live in the lead-tainted public housing complex, with 19 waiting to appeal their temporary relocation assignments.
Around 80 families still live in lead-contaminated public housing in East Chicago. They'll learn this week where the city will relocate them after March 31.
Families who remain in lead-contaminated public housing on April 1 could be moved somewhere temporary while they keep looking for permanent housing.
East Chicago residents in the West Calumet Housing Complex have until March 1 to renew their Section 8 housing vouchers, given out late last year.
The new rule aims to protect people living in low-income, government supported housing units from the harms of secondhand smoke.
More than 1,000 residents are eligible for HUD relocation vouchers for new housing.
The new clinic will combine Johnson-Nichols Clinic and Centerstone Behavioral Health Services to address both physical and mental needs of clients.