The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development has awarded $178,500 to Terre Haute to improve public housing in the area.
HUD is giving the East Chicago Housing Authority $4 million to demolish a contaminated public housing complex, but some residents are worried about the plan.
State data shows an unusually high number of children in South Bend had high levels of lead in their blood between 2005 and 2015.
Federal housing officials will hold a public hearing Monday night on plans to tear down a lead-contaminated public housing complex in East Chicago.
Demolition of the housing complex is expected to start this fall.
Grievance hearings will take place on Monday and Tuesday, but the deadline has taken a toll, forcing some residents to settle for less-than-ideal circumstances.
Gov. Eric Holcomb visited East Chicago, Indiana, a week after declaring an emergency in the city due to lead and arsenic contamination.
The money will help cover costs for organizations providing housing and social services to Indiana's homeless.
The new rule aims to protect people living in low-income, government supported housing units from the harms of secondhand smoke.
A complaint has been settled by the Department of Housing and Urban Development to give current and former East Chicago residents more time, money to relocate.