The March 31 deadline for residents to leave West Calumet Housing Complex or face relocation looms as the state says it's secured $2 million for demolition.
The agency’s new administrative settlement, announced Monday, adds a new company to those responsible for funding the cleanup.
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.
The same group who requested federal assistance for Flint, Michigan, is now stepping in for East Chicago, Indiana.
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.
Public schools in the Hoosier state will be able to test drinking water at no cost.
The West Calumet Housing Complex will be torn down soon. But how the soil is remediated will determine the future of the lead and arsenic-contaminated site.
Former Gov. Mike Pence denied the request for emergency status before he left office.
Officials say it's possible up to 90 percent of homes in East Chicago have lead water lines.
Carson was answering a question from U.S. Sen. Joe Donnelly (D-IN) at the confirmation hearing to lead the federal Department of Housing and Urban Development.