Nov 2012

Showcasing East Chicago

The City of East Chicago’s Mayor Anthony Copeland, The Foundations of East Chicago and the Department of Redevelopment are inviting everyone to the “Showcasing East Chicago” event on Friday, November 30, 2012 at the East Chicago Marina located at 3301 Aldis Street between the hours of 12:00 Noon until 6:00 PM.  

The City of East Chicago and the Department of Redevelopment is proud to be bringing to the City of East Chicago new all brick high quality homes to the Washington Square area located on the corner of Parrish and Columbus Drive.  The homes designs will be Tri-levels and Two-story all brick, 3 bedrooms, two plus baths, with an attached 2 car garage built by Phillippe Builders.

The Department of Redevelopment is offering home ownership incentives by providing down payment assistance ranging between $25,000 to $30,000. This is a great opportunity for everyone including East Chicago City employees to be a new and/or first time home owner in a beautiful semi-gated sub-division in the City of East Chicago.  

As part of the program participants are require to attend an 8 hour homeowners work shop that will be held on Saturday, December 8th from 9am to 6pm.  East Chicago Department of Redevelopment (Building Where E. C. Water Dept. is Located) 400 E. Chicago Avenue, East Chicago, IN  46312. This is an extremely informative class and an important step to homeownership in East Chicago. Space is limited.  Therefore, please RSVP with Nicholas Smith via email at or by phone at (219) 391-8513 ext 267.
The Department of Redevelopment is also offering to home owners who reside in their homes to become a part of the Redevelopment Rehab Program for homes that need home repairs that cause health and safety conditions and code violations.  The assistance covered by this program includes repairs to your electrical systems, HVAC, rood repairs, plumbing and safety systems.  There are eligible grant funds per homeowner with low interest loans also being available.  

There will be a huge array of options available and showcased at this event and will have individuals in place to answer specific questions.  

Again, please be a part of the “Showcasing East Chicago” event Friday, November 30, 2012 at the East Chicago Marina, 3301 Aldis Avenue, East Chicago, IN from 12 noon until 6pm.

For more information please contact Maria C. Becerra, Department of Redevelopment, 
400 E. Chicago Avenue, East Chicago, IN  46312 by calling 
(219) 391-8513. 
Visit to read more about the incentives.




  • The East Chicago Department of Redevelopment will be holding an Executive Commissioners Session on Thursday, November 15, 2012 at 4:00 PM in the Conference Room of the Redevelopment Offices at 400 East Chicago Avenue, East Chicago, IN;

THIS CLOSED Executive Session shall be held to discuss a personnel matter(s), litigations and miscellaneous items pursuant to Indiana Code Title 5, Article 14, Chapter 1.5, Sections 6.1(b)(9).

  • Board of Redevelopment Commissioners will be hosting a Special Meeting following the Executive Session at 5:00 PM.

400 East Chicago Avenue
East Chicago, Indiana 46312

In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, the East Chicago Department of Redevelopment will make available to disabled members of the public disability-related modification or accommodations. Notification of two (2) business days prior to the meeting will enable the Department to make arrangements to provide reasonable accommodations. If requested, this document and other agenda materials can be made available in an alternative format for persons with a disability who are covered by the Americans with Disabilities Act. Contact Jacqui Simpson with your request for accommodations at (219) 391-8513, Ext. 261.

Team Up Clean Up Design Contest Winners


Steve Segura
Multimedia Division
4444 Railroad Ave.
East Chicago, IN 46312

Team Up Clean Up Design Contest Winners

November 8, 2012...In an effort to beautify East Chicago, Mayor Anthony Copeland created the “Team Up Clean Up” program.  The first part of the program was to host a community design competition.  The City of East Chicago received over 55 entries.  Mayor Anthony Copeland would like to congratulate all of our participants for taking pride in our city and helping create clean up awareness in our community.  This is only the beginning of our efforts. 

There will be an awards ceremony at the Mayor’s Office located at 4527 Indianapolis Blvd. on November 20, 2012 at 10 am.  

Congratulations to:

Julian Camacho, 1st Place Teen Category. Prize - ipad & Trophy

Betsaida Fernandez, 2nd Place Teen Category. Prize - Kindle Fire &Trophy

David Boston, 1st Place Child Category. Prize - Kindle Fire & Trophy

Webster Antrazun, Honorable Mention. Trophy

The designs will be posted on and on our city busses that travel throughout East Chicago.

Prizes were sponsored by the Foundations of East Chicago and Mayor Anthony Copeland.  Judging our competition was, Sylvia Morrisroe - Foundation Board Member, Cheryl Smith - Public Relations, East Chicago Public Library & Cristina Guillen - Multimedia Division.

Our projects for the spring will include a citywide clean up week and we are in the process of creating an adopt a block program.  We are asking the business community, civic organization, churches, and residents to participate in this effort to beautify East Chicago.  If you are interested in participating please call Steve Segura at 219-391-8206 or email us at