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Goshen Department announced winner of prestigious statewide award

Tuesday, February 18, 2020

The Goshen Parks & Recreation Department was named the winner of a statewide award for the opening of Kerry’s Kids Playground. The department received the 2020 Inclusion Program of Excellence Award from the Indiana Park and Recreation Association (IPRA) Wednesday, Feb. 12 at the association’s... more

NOTICE OF ADOPTION AND PURPORT OF BOND ORDINANCE

Tuesday, February 11, 2020

NOTICE OF DETERMINATION TO CONSTRUCT AND FINANCE ADDITIONS AND IMPROVEMENTS TO THE GOSHEN SEWAGE WORKS AND THE ADOPTION AND PURPORT OF THE ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING SAME Property owners, ratepayers and other interested parties in or served or to be served by the sewage works of the City of Goshen, Indiana... more

REVISED DATES FOR ENVIRONMENTAL LUNCHEONS

Tuesday, February 11, 2020

All details from our previous post on our upcoming environmental luncheons are correct except that we have switched the presenters for each date. Matt Meersman, Director of the Saint Joseph River Basin Commission, will be presenting on Tuesday, February 25th, and Carrie Tauscher, State Community and... more

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Sister City Cmte—Public invited and encouraged to attend

Today, 5:30pm

Traffic Commission

Thursday, February 20, 2020, 4:30pm

Board of Public Works & Safety & Stormwater

Monday, February 24, 2020, 2:00pm

Community Development Block Grant

The City of Goshen is preparing the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Consolidated, Five-Year Plan (2020-2024) & Annual Action Plan for Program Year 2020, and is soliciting input.

The City will hold a public hearing to review the previous consolidated, five-year plan (2015-2019) and program year 2019, and to solicit input for the consolidated, five-year plan (2020-2024) & annual plan for program year 2020 on Thursday, January 30, 2020, at 2:00 PM, in the Annex Conference Room, at the Municipal Annex Building, 204 E. Jefferson Street, Goshen. . Priorities for community and neighborhood development in the City of Goshen for the five-year consolidated plan (2020-2024) will be discussed. The Goshen Municipal Annex Building is handicap 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 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