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NOTICE TO BIDDERS: PUBLIC RECYCLING DROP-OFF SITE SERVICES

Thursday, January 26, 2023

The City of Goshen, Indiana is soliciting sealed proposals for the collection, transport, and processing of recyclable materials from the City’s public recycling drop-off site. Services include the supply and maintenance of collection containers. Services to be provided shall begin April 1, 2023 and... more

Notice of Adoption of Ordinance 5147

Wednesday, January 25, 2023

Ord. 5147: Establishing Various Fees and Parking Regulations Regarding City-Owned Electric Vehicle Charging Stations Ordinance 5147, Establishing Various Fees and Parking Regulations Regarding City-Owned Electric Vehicle Charging Stations, was passed by the Goshen Common Council and approved and... more

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

Tuesday, January 17, 2023

City of GoshenCDBG Annual Action Plan for Program Year 2023 The City of Goshen is preparing the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Annual Action Plan for Program Year 2023 (July 1, 2023, through June 30, 2024) and is soliciting public input. The following were identified as priority needs and... more

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Downtown Goshen EID

Thursday, February 2, 2023, 7:30am

Downtown Goshen Economic Improvement District

Board of Works

Monday, February 6, 2023, 2:00pm

To join the webinar please copy and paste this link on your browser: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82986722338 or call 309-205-3325. Webinar ID: 829 8672 2338. Comments are no longer taken online.

City Council

Monday, February 6, 2023, 6:00pm

To view a live stream of this meeting, go to https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84318865360 or call 309-205-3325, Webinar ID: 843 1886 5360. Comments are no longer taken online.

Community Development Block Grant

City of Goshen Community Development Block Grant

2023 Annual Action Plan Citizen Participation Schedule

The City of Goshen is preparing the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Annual Action Plan for Program Year 2023 (July 1, 2023, through June 30, 2024) and is soliciting public input.

For Program Year 2023, the City of Goshen expects to fund program activities in the following areas:

  • Public Services
  • Owner-Occupied Housing Rehabilitation
  • Multi-Unit Housing Rehabilitation
  • Homeownership Assistance
  • Program Planning
  • Program Administration

The priority needs included in the 2020-2024 Consolidated Plan are listed further down the page below.

Community Development Block Grant Public Participation Schedule for Program Year 2023

January 12, 2023 – Public Notice of meeting / hearing to run in the legal section of the Goshen News

January 20, 2023 – Annual Action Plan Public Hearing and Planning Meeting @ 9:30 AM in the Annex Conference Room, 204 E. Jefferson St.

January 20, 2023 – Annual Action Plan Mandatory Subrecipient Meeting and Training @ 10:00 AM

February 23, 2023 – Share information about upcoming Annual Action Plan Schedule with Indiana Region 2 Homeless Coalition @ 9:00 AM via Zoom meeting

February 24, 2023 – Subrecipient applications due @ 12:00 PM

March 10, 2023 – Email notice of draft plan availability and public comment period, upcoming public meetings, post draft plan on City website, and make hard copy available at City Planning Office

March 13, 2023 – Public Notice of meeting / draft plan availability to run in legal section of the Goshen News

March 14, 2023 – Start of 30 day comment period

March 20, 2023 – Public Hearing at City Council to review 2023 draft plan, including tentative 2023 budget and 2022 CDBG expenditures to-date @ 6:00 PM

April 12, 2023 – End of 30-day comment period

April 17, 2023 – Final resolution authorizing submittal of plan at City Council Meeting @ 6:00 PM

May 12, 2023 – Submit Annual Action Plan to US Department of Housing and Urban Development

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To access the Consolidated Annual Performance & Evaluation Report (CAPER) for the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program of the City of Goshen for Program Year 2021 click here - Consolidated Annual Performance & Evaluation Report (CAPER)

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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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The CDBG program is operated in accordance with the Citizen Participation Plan.  To access the current Citizen Participation Plan click here - Citizen Participation Plan 

To access the current Annual Action Plan for Program Year 2022 (July 1, 2022-June 30, 2023) amended in November to include homeownership assistance, 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 and amended to include homeownership assistance, 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