Michigan City Common Council. Educator; environment & water. Michigan City, Indiana
Support Your Community & Become a Master Citizen Planner
American Citizen Planner – Indiana is an online training program designed to help those currently, or potentially, serving on an area or advisory plan commission in Indiana learn at their own pace. Course participants also register for two live virtual events, which build and expand upon topics covered in the online course. You’ll understand the roles and responsibilities of public officials, community residents, and developers in the planning process, as well as tools and processes planners use to implement comprehensive plans.
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"Over the last few months, there’s been an avalanche of studies telling us that Covid poses a major threat to our health, our lives, and our sanity. The biggest risk now comes in the weeks and months after we recover. Our politicians and media have done a poor job communicating this threat. Instead, they’re doing their best to manipulate information to protect their own political interests. The public has bought into these lies. They want to believe they can return to normal.
The latest studies tell us that’s not possible.
There’s no permanent immunity from this virus. Each time we catch it, this virus attacks our hearts and minds. It weakens us. It tries to kill us. It imprints on us, so a future variant has a better shot next time.
That next time could be a few months later.
Here are the key points:
1. You can catch Covid multiple times.
2. Reinfections are common, not rare.
3. Breakthrough infections are common.
4. Covid can kill you months after you recover.
5. It can cause brain damage.
6. It can cause blood clots and heart attacks.
7. It doesn’t spare children.
8. Vaccines help, but only some.
9. Masks work. "
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SOUTH SHORE CLOSES 11th STREET STATION
South Shore announced that the 11th Street Station and parking lots will not re-open until the construction is completed in 2024.
For more double-track construction updates, go to link below.
Income-eligible payment assistance programs
You may qualify for federal, state or local income-eligible payment assistance programs to help you pay your bill.
NIPSCO offers payment arrangements to help you if you are having trouble paying your
The Citizen Request Ticket allows residents to report on the following:
Animal Control: Animal at large, Barking dog, Suspected abused or neglected animal
Cemeteries: Damage to a gravesite
Central Services: Missing or damaged traffic sign or street sign, Overgrown Vegetation, Pothole, Unhealthy or unsafe tree, Unlit Street Lamp
Planning & Inspection: Abandon vehicle, Abandoned Property, Suspected building code violation
Sanitary District: Appliances or indoor furniture in a yard , Suspected illegal dumping, Uncollected trash, garbage, litter, or debris
In addition to offering COVID testing and administering the Moderna, Pfizer and Johnson & Johnson (J&J) COVID-19 vaccines, HealthLinc will travel to employers to vaccinate workers and their families.
Please call 1-888-580-1060 to schedule an appointment.
Registering STR properties will help us contact owners and make sure STR properties are good neighbors
Imagine walking into a solar company’s office with 50 or 100 of your neighbors and saying, “We all want to get solar. What kind of deal can you give us?”
That’s a solar co-op!
LaPorte County Housing Study is complete. Take a look a what was uncovered...
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Everything you need to know about the COVID_19 Vaccine
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The Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority will accept applications from renters in all 92 counties for the Indiana Supreme Court’s Eviction Diversion Program, which is an additional tool to promote housing stability across the state. To qualify, the renter must have a pending eviction filed against them where they are named as the defendant and have not applied to or been assisted with any Emergency Rental Assistance program available in the state. If both parties elect to participate in this voluntary program, the pending eviction action will be stayed for up to 90 days while the parties pursue assistance or an alternate resolution.
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This is a free, state online resource for renters and property managers in Indiana. The dynamic search options allow you to find affordable, accessible and market-rate housing that will fit your needs.
Covid-19 Rental Assistance Program is expected to start phase II shortly. Check the website for more information. www.IndianaHousingNow.org
Additional resources, and answers to frequently asked questions, can be found in the Coronavirus Eviction and Foreclosure Prevention Guide.
If you are an Indiana homeowner who’s fallen behind on your mortgage payment due to involuntary unemployment, underemployment, divorce, death of a spouse or medical hardship, we want to help you stay in your home. Our federally funded program provides one-time reinstatement only assistance of up to $30,000 for those that qualify. For more information please visit: http://www.877gethope.org/.
LaPorte County Comprehensive Mental Health Services
Swanson Center’s offices can be reached at 219-879-4621 or 219-362-2145.
If you are in crisis, and need immediate
assistance, please call 855-325-6934.
Stepping Stone Providing victims of domestic violence and sexual assault, our free services include 24/7 crisis lines, intervention, temporary shelter, clothing & food, transitional housing, counseling, support groups, and advocacy. 219-879-4615
Do you know what kind of trees are growing near your house? Why trees are beneficial? How can you help a local tree- adopt it! Check out our Michigan City Forester’s website!