Located on the Hammond Housing Authority Campus, the American Heartland Homes project was a complete gut and renovation of 95 Duplex Units.
Berglund provided both Design and Construction Phase Services throughout the (15) Month schedule duration. The Project Management Team during Construction logistically deployed phased renovation of the Columbian Subdivision which included 95 residential homes in clusters. Our approach was the least disruptive, safe, and proved to be of the highest quality for the City of Hammond, Indiana.
HUD funded project including Interior Demolition and Renovation of 92 existing residential buildings to meet Energy Star Ratings and Requirements. Upgrades included new Water Heater existing residential buildings and site improvements to accommodate “Green Space Living”.
Funding comes from federal stimulus money, the city’s casino tax money and money from The Richman Group Affordable Housing Corp. The Housing Authority was one of five across the nation that won a $10 million federal grant to help with construction costs, said Maria Becerra, executive director of the agency.
There’s already a waiting list for openings at the homes, and officials are in the process of making sure applicants are qualified, said Jennifer Dildine, finance director and deputy director of the agency. The units have income limits on them and must be leased to people who fall within those limits.