Managed East Chicago Housing Association - (MECHA)


MECHA, an instrumentality of the East Chicago Housing Authority (ECHA) in accordance with the requirements of the U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development (HUD), provides and adheres to all of HUD’s guidelines on providing fair housing to all of its residents, regardless of race, sex, creed or color.

MECHA is a not-for-profit organization and the MECHA team is dedicated to creating affordable housing opportunities and assisting East Chicago residents in reaching self-sufficiency goals. 

MECHA accomplishes their important goals by working closely with the East Chicago Housing Authority, the City of East Chicago and other local agencies to pool resources and capitalize on the momentum of providing the best care and services to East Chicago residents in need of affordable housing opportunities. 


  • MECHA strives to facilitate the development and availability of decent housing that is affordable to low and moderate income persons and families.  MECHA also serves as a Community Housing Development Organization (CHDO);
  • MECHA engages in development, rehabilitation or construction of housing and other community development activities for the purpose of expanding decent, suitable and affordable housing in the City of East Chicago;
  • MECHA fosters positive impacts on the overall social and well-being of the community;
  • MECHA encourages community members, particularly those of low income, to participate in planning for programs which expand housing, economic and social needs of East Chicago residents;
  • MECHA seeks and utilizes available federal, state, county, local government and private resources to provide projects, programs and services which will result in community economic development and affordable housing for East Chicago residents.
  • MECHA engages and partners with other organizations and businesses to support the mission and purpose of the Managed East Chicago Housing Association Inc.



1st Annual MECHA “Ribbon Ceremony” in East Chicago, Indiana


Mayor Anthony Copeland, City of East Chicago

CHDO Administrator Chonn Whiting, MECHA

Director Frank Rivera, East Chicago Redevelopment Department

Tia Cauley, MECHA Board Member





To Schedule a Showing call: 219-397-9974 ext. 21



New Construction

Washington Square Area

East Chicago, IN. 46312


   1743 Senator Dr.                                                                      1627 Senator Dr.                      

                      FOR SALE                                                                                         "SOLD"                                           


Built by:

Phillippe Home Builders



*The City of East Chicago will provide a No-Interest second mortgage of up to $25,000 to assist with the purchase of newly constructed homes in East Chicago.  For questions on the Down Payment Assistance Programs, please contact the City of East Chicago Department of Redevelopment at 219-391-8513 or visit the website: