Mayor Ron Meer is proud to announce the City of Michigan City’s recent inclusion in the State of Indiana’s Lead-based paint remediation program which is sponsored by Medicaid and administered through the Indiana State Department of Health. Home owners, Landlords, and Renters who live in a home, or own a home, built before 1978 can receive a free home inspection to determine if the residents are being exposed to lead-based paint hazards. Homes providing child care are also eligible for this service. If lead-based paint exists, this program will also pay for removal of the lead hazard. To be eligible for this free service, the home must have a Michigan City mailing address, the home must be built before 1978, property taxes and homeowner’s insurance must be paid, at least one person living in, or frequently visiting the home, must be under the age of 19, and at least one person living in, or visiting the home, must be receiving Medicaid assistance. Applications to participate in this program are available at the Michigan City Sanitary District, located at 1100 E. 8th Street, Michigan City, Indiana, or at Applications should be submitted as soon as possible as funding opportunities may end in April, 2019. Please call Destiny Morris, at 219 874-7799, if you need more information about this important program or you can find information on facebook at: