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REMINDER: AIR SUPREMACY OVER GOSHEN IS THIS WEEKEND

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

[gallery ids="1994,1995,1996,1997,1998"] The City of Goshen and the Goshen Municipal Airport will again host the annual Air Supremacy over Goshen remote control aircraft event, which will bring a weekend full of fun activities for everyone in the family. From Thursday, July 12, to Saturday, July... more

LINCOLN AVENUE LANE RESTRICTIONS

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Contractor Rieth Riley Construction will be adjusting castings on Lincoln Avenue from the Elkhart river bridge to Greene Road on Wednesday and Thursday, July 11 and 12., 2018. This may cause lane restrictions. If there are lane restrictions, the contractor will provide a flagger to help with traffic. more

JULY FIRST FRIDAYS: A CRUISIN’ REUNION

Thursday, July 5, 2018

Bring your favorite car downtown or bring a chair to watch cars – it’s the 10th Annual Cruisin’ Reunion. Cruising begins at 5 p.m. on Friday, July 6 and continues til 9 p.m. There’s no registration, no fees – just cruising! On the Courthouse Lawn Starting at 5 p.m. Kids! Look for bouncy... more

Upcoming Events All »

Board of Aviation meeting

Monday, July 16, 2018, 2:00pm

Board of Public Works & Safety & Stormwater

Monday, July 16, 2018, 2:00pm

Park Board meeting

Monday, July 16, 2018, 5:30pm

Community Development Block Grant

The City of Goshen's CDBG Annual Action Plan for Program Year 2018 has been prepared and is available for public review and comment beginning March 22, 2018. The Plan will be available for review at the Office of the Mayor, 202 S. 5th Street, Goshen; Goshen Public Library, 601 S. 5th Street, Goshen; and Goshen City Planning Department, 204 E. Jefferson, Suite 4, Goshen.

Proposed 2018 Action Plan

For program year 2018 the City of Goshen expects to receive an estimated allocation of $270,000 in CDBG funds, and will use an estimated $81,705 in Program Income, for an estimated total budget of $351,705.

The proposed use of CDBG funds for program year 2018 is as follows:

 

1.       Public Service Grants - Provision of services to low and moderate income households and persons City-wide                                                                                                                     $40,000

 

2.       Owner-occupied Rehabilitation of homes occupied by low and moderate income households through loans, grants and deferred payment loans City-wide                                                      $116,705

 

3.       Public Facilities & Improvements in Northside neighborhood                                     $145,000

 

4.       Planning, general administration, environmental reviews, and audit                          $50,000

 

            Total                                                                                                                         $351,705

 

Comments may be submitted to Rhonda Yoder, Goshen City Planning, 204 E. Jefferson, Suite 4, Goshen, IN 46528; 574-537-3815, rhondayoder@goshencity.com on or before 30 days after March 22, 2018, and no later than April 20, 2018. A summary of comments and responses will be submitted to HUD.

The City will hold a public hearing on the proposed 2018 Annual Plan on Tuesday, April 17, 2018, at 7:00 PM during the City Council meeting in the City Council Chambers, at the Goshen Police and Courts Building, 111 E. Jefferson Street, Goshen. The Goshen Police and Courts Building is handicapped accessible. Non-English speaking persons and others needing special assistance to participate in the hearing process should contact the City as soon as possible.

The public hearing will include a review of the proposed 2018 Annual Plan, a review of the current 2017 program year, and opportunity for citizen comment.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               

 

The Planning Department manages Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds received by the City of Goshen from the federal government.

Funds are provided to help limited income homeowners maintain their properties, for infrastructure reconstruction, and for grants to public service agencies.

Each Annual Action Plan is prepared following the priority needs and specific objectives for community and neighborhood development in the City of Goshen for the CDBG Five-year Consolidated Plan (2015-2019):

1) Housing Opportunities

  • Improve owner-occupied housing through rehab
  • Increase quality of rental housing
  • Increase transitional housing options
  • Increase availability of accessible housing
  • Reduce housing cost burden through higher wage job opportunities and job training
  • Provide permanent supportive housing for chronically homeless
  • Support affordable housing development
  • Increase housing options and assistance for persons with special needs, including veterans
  • Provide emergency shelter for homeless individuals and families
  • Expand housing options for the elderly
  • Maintain and expand Housing Choice voucher program
  • Support residential energy efficiency improvements

2) Access to Services

  • Increase access to affordable healthcare
  • Increase services for mentally ill
  • Support programs for youth
  • Increase access to affordable childcare and early childhood education
  • Support services for elderly and the disabled
  • Support public transportation
  • Provide emergency shelter for homeless individuals and families
  • Provide permanent supportive housing for chronically homeless
  • Support homelessness prevention through outreach and assistance
  • Support counseling/advocacy for underserved populations
  • Increase access to substance abuse prevention and treatment
  • Support life skill development, including job training, home maintenance, financial management, literacy
  • Support nutrition programs and food assistance

3) Neighborhood Revitalization

  • Improve owner-occupied housing through rehab
  • Remove blighted residential properties
  • Address issue of vacant/foreclosed houses
  • Increase quality of rental housing
  • Support public infrastructure projects
  • Repair/replace existing sidewalks
  • Support brownfield redevelopment
  • Support technology improvements
  • Support neighborhood parks

For any questions regarding the CDBG program, please contact Rhonda Yoder in the Planning Department at:

Mailing Address:
204 E. Jefferson St., Suite 4
Goshen, IN 46528

Phone: 574-537-3815

Email: rhondayoder@goshencity.com