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ALTERNATE ROUTES TO THE FAIR

Friday, July 21, 2017

NOTE: This is an excerpt from the Elkhart County 4-H Fair blog Elkhart County 4-H Fair fans can relax and breathe easier. There are still plenty of ways to the fairgrounds this year even with the variety of road improvement projects in Goshen. And the new South Gate entrance route, completed... more

UPDATE ON MICRO-SURFACING PROJECT

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Due to today’s rain, the schedule will be backed up one day. What should have been done today will be completed tomorrow Friday, July 21. Streets to be completed Friday will be done on Monday and Monday’s streets will be completed on Tuesday. Click here to see the full micro-surfacing schedule. more

BOIL ORDER: KERCHER AND VIOLETTE ROADS

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

A boil order will be issued for Kercher and Violette roads Thursday, July 20, 2017. The Indiana Department of Environmental Management requires the Water Utility to issue a boil water order for the affected area. Once two consecutive water samples have been taken 24 hours apart and analyzed for... more

Upcoming Events All »

Board of Public Works & Safety & Stormwater

Monday, July 24, 2017, 2:00pm

Shade Tree Board meeting

Monday, July 24, 2017, 7:00pm

Goshen Housing Authority Board meeting

Tuesday, July 25, 2017, 7:00am

Community Development Block Grant

The City of Goshen's CDBG Annual Action Plan for Program Year 2017 has been prepared and is available for public review and comment beginning March 27, 2017. 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 2017 Action Plan

For program year 2017 the City of Goshen expects to receive an estimated allocation of $265,000 in CDBG funds, and will use an estimated $40,000 in prior year resources, for a total budget of $305,000.

The proposed use of CDBG funds for program year 2017 is as follows:

  1. Public Service Grants - Provision of services to low and moderate income households and persons City-wide     $43,000
  2. Owner-occupied Rehabilitation of homes occupied by low and moderate income households through loans, grants and deferred payment loans City-wide         $105,000
  3. Public Facilities & Improvements in Dickerson Landing neighborhood $110,000
  4. Planning, general administration, environmental reviews, and audit      $47,000

Total                                                                                                                                            $305,000

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 27, 2017, and no later than April 25, 2017. A summary of comments and responses will be submitted to HUD.

The City will hold a public hearing on the proposed 2017 Annual Plan on Tuesday, April 11, 2017, 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 2017 Annual Plan, a review of the current 2016 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