The City of Goshen CDBG-CV Short-Term Rent & Utility Program is a program to expend federal CARES Act funds to benefit low to moderate income renters in the City of Goshen who are experiencing financial hardship as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Assistance is first-come, first-served, subject to eligibility, the provision of required documentation and availability of funds. Households can only receive a max of 3 months’ worth of assistance. Maximum limits apply. Only past-due rent and gas/electric bills (NIPSCO/AEP) are eligible for payment.

Please call or email Meaghan Bylsma, Community Development Specialist, at (574) 533-9370 or if you’re interested in applying or getting more information.

Due to the increase in COVID-19 cases in our area, City buildings are closed the public except by appointment. It is strongly preferred that appointments be virtual or by phone at this time. Masks are REQUIRED for any in-person appointments.

*Please note, renters residing in income-based housing or mobile homes are not eligible for this program. If you are a homeowner struggling to pay your mortgage, please contact (877) 438-4673 or visit

See for links to printable program forms and more information about eligibility and required documentation.