Tuesday, March 20, 2018
Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) personnel has arrived in Elkhart County to inspect individual damage left by February’s record flooding. This group’s primary responsibility is to assess the damage done to individual homes. They are planning to stop at each home that has reported damage from... more
Monday, March 19, 2018
The Goshen Fire Department will test the tornado sirens Tuesday, March 20 at 10 a.m. and at 7 p.m. as part of the Statewide Tornado Drill. The annual Indiana Severe Weather and Flood Preparedness Week runs from March 18 through March 24 this year. As part of NWS efforts to build a Weather Ready Nation,... more
Monday, March 19, 2018
Kercher Road (CR 38) will have a moving lane restriction between the Norfolk Southern Marion railroad line and the Kercher bridge over the Elkhart River. The lane restriction is required for the placement of topsoil behind the new curb. The lane restriction begins today Monday, March 19 and will continue... more
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
Comments may be submitted to Rhonda Yoder, Goshen City Planning, 204 E. Jefferson, Suite 4, Goshen, IN 46528; 574-537-3815, firstname.lastname@example.org 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
2) Access to Services
3) Neighborhood Revitalization
For any questions regarding the CDBG program, please contact Rhonda Yoder in the Planning Department at:
204 E. Jefferson St., Suite 4
Goshen, IN 46528