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NOTICE OF CHANGE TO REGULARLY SCHEDULED
PUBLIC MEETING

Monday, October 3, 2022

Governing Body: Goshen Community Relations CommissionDate and Time of Meeting: Thursday, Oct. 6, 2022 at 7 p.m.Place of Meeting: Goshen Police and Court Building Pursuant to the provisions of the Open Door Law and Indiana Code 5-14-1.5-5, the Goshen Community Relations Commission public meeting scheduled... more

FALL 2022 HYDRANT FLUSHING

Thursday, September 29, 2022

Click here for an interactive map of showing the hydrant flushing schedule. Goshen Utilities will start the fall hydrant flushing program beginning Monday October 11th, 2021, through Friday October 15th, weather permitting. From Monday, October 10 through Friday October 14, the... more

RAILROAD CROSSING CLOSURE: MAIN STREET

Thursday, September 29, 2022

Norfolk Southern will close the railroad crossing at Main Street, north of downtown, to make repairs on the tracks. The closure will begin on Tuesday, Oct. 4 and will extend through Friday, Oct. 7. more

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Downtown Goshen Economic Improvement District

Thursday, October 6, 2022, 7:30am

Community Relations Commission

Thursday, October 6, 2022, 7:00pm

Board of Works & Safety & Stormwater Board

Monday, October 10, 2022, 2:00pm

To join the webinar, please copy and paste this link on your browser: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81801258378 Or call: (301) 715-8592 or 312 626 6799 Webinar ID: 847 4800 4365 Dial *9 to "raise hand" and speak during public comment

Community Development Block Grant

The Substantial Amendment to the 2020-2024 Five Year Consolidated Plan and Program Year 2022 Annual Action Plan for the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program of the City of Goshen is available for review. The purpose is to amend the Consolidated Plan to formalize Homeownership Assistance as a goal to be linked to future annual plans, and to amend the 2022 Annual Action Plan to include Homeownership Assistance as a new activity.

Homeownership assistance would be available for low/moderate income homebuyers purchasing single unit homes within the City of Goshen, and eligible households could receive financial assistance towards closing costs, first year mortgage insurance premiums, up to 50% of the required down payment, and reduction of mortgage principal and interest rates.

The amendment does not change the overall 2022 CDBG budget, but would reduce the amount of funds budgeted to single unit housing rehab from $100,325 to $59,000, and would allocate the reduction of $41,325 to the new Homeownership Assistance activity.

Following the amendment, the use of CDBG funds for Program Year 2022 would be as follows:

  1. Public Service Grants                                                                                        $47,000
  2. Single Unit Housing Rehab                                                                               $59,000
  3. Homeownership Assistance                                                                            $41,325
  4. Multi Unit Housing Rehab                                                                               $130,000
  5. Planning & Administration                                                                               $60,000


TOTAL                                                                                                                    $337,325

The City of Goshen will hold a public hearing on the proposed substantial amendment on Monday, October 24, 2022, at 6:00 PM during the regular Goshen Common Council meeting in the 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 amendment and opportunity for citizen comment.

A substantial amendment has been prepared and is available for public review and comment for a period of 30 days, beginning October 6, 2022, and continuing through November 4, 2022. The amendment is also available for review at Goshen City Planning, 204 E. Jefferson Street, Suite 4, Goshen, and on the City of Goshen website at http://goshenindiana.org/cdbg.  Only the affected sections of the Consolidated and Annual Action Plans are included with changes in red.

Comments must be received no later than November 4, 2022, and should be directed to Theresa Cummings at Goshen City Planning, 204 E. Jefferson, Suite 4, Goshen, IN 46528; 574-533-9370; theresacummings@goshencity.com.

To view the proposed substantial amendment to the Five Year Consolidated Plan (2020-2024), amended sections only-changes noted in red, click here “Con Plan PY20_24”.

To view the proposed substantial amendment to the Annual Action Plan for Program Year 2022, amended sections only-changes noted in red, click here “PY 2022 CDBG AAP”.

 

The Consolidated Annual Performance & Evaluation Report (CAPER) for the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program of the City of Goshen for Program Year 2021 is available for review.

 

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APPLICATIONS ARE OPEN for the owner-occupied rehabilitation program! For information about this program and how to apply, visit https://lacasainc.net/programs/help-a-house/ 

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To access the current Annual Action Plan for Program Year 2022 (July 1, 2022-June 30, 2023), click here- Annual Action Plan for Program Year 2022

To access the current Five-Year Consolidated Plan (2020-2024), amended to include CDBG-CV funds made available in Program Year 2020, click here- Five -Year Consolidated Plan (2020-2024)

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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 (2020-2024):

1) Housing Opportunities

  • Improve owner-occupied housing through rehab
  • Increase quality of rental housing
  • Increase transitional housing options
  • Reduce housing cost burden through higher wage job opportunities and job training
  • Provide permanent supportive housing for chronically homeless
  • Support affordable housing creation and preservation
  • Provide emergency shelter for homeless individuals and families
  • Expand housing options and assistance
  • Maintain and facilitate use of Housing Choice voucher program

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 counseling/advocacy for underserved populations
  • Increase access to substance abuse prevention and treatment
  • Support life skill development
  • 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 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