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Thursday, April 22, 2021

White Dogwood As a Goshen resident you are invited to call and reserve a free bare-root tree in honor of Arbor Day. The Arbor Day celebration is one of many activities that the City of Goshen’s Tree Board plans each year. The resident-based Tree Board was established over 20 years ago to promote... more

2021 Beautify Goshen Week

Thursday, April 22, 2021

In conjunction with the Goshen Chamber of Commerce’s “Beautify Goshen” Week, the Goshen Street Department will be making additional disposal services available to assist city residents in their “Beautify Goshen” tasks. This free service is offered only during the first full week in May... more


Thursday, April 22, 2021

The Goshen Street Department will begin its spring brush and leaf collection on April 26th and it will run until May 8th.During this first collection the street department will pick up both leaves and brush. Please have the brush and leaves out before the start date to ensure pick up. Because... more

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Spring brush and leaf collection

Monday, April 26, 2021

During this first collection we will pick up both leaves and brush. Please have the brush and leaves out before the start date to ensure pick up.

Board of Works & Safety & Stormwater Board

Monday, April 26, 2021, 2:00pm

Please click the link below to join the webinar: Or Telephone: (301) 715-8592 or 312 626 6799 Webinar ID: 886 7769 8824 Dial *9 to "raise hand" and speak during public comment

Shade Tree Board

Monday, April 26, 2021, 7:00pm

Community Development Block Grant

The City of Goshen's CDBG Annual Action Plan for Program Year 2021 has been prepared and is available for public review and comment beginning March 25, 2021. The plan may be reviewed by clicking the link above. A hard copy is available for review upon request at the Planning Office located at the City Annex Building, 204 E. Jefferson Street.

For program year 2021, the City of Goshen expects to receive an allocation of $280,949 in CDBG funds. This allocation will be combined with estimated program income in the amount of $31,388 and $25,000 in prior years’ resources for an estimated total budget of $337,337.

The proposed use of CDBG funds for program year 2021 is as follows:

  1. Public Service Grants - Provision of services to low- and moderate-income households and persons City-wide                                                                                                                     $48,500
  1. Owner-occupied Rehabilitation of homes occupied by low- and moderate-income households through loans, grants and deferred payment loans City-wide                                                                                                            $108,837
  1. Multi-family Housing Rehabilitation - One multi-unit project to create and preserve affordable housing                                                                                                              $120,000
  1. Planning, general administration, environmental reviews, and audit                $60,000

            Total                                                                                                                $337,337


Comments may be submitted to Meaghan Bylsma, Goshen City Planning, 204 E. Jefferson Street, Suite 4, Goshen, IN, 46528; (574) 533-9370, on or before 30 days after March 25, 2021, and no later than April 23, 2021. A summary of comments and responses will be submitted to HUD.

The City will hold a public hearing on the proposed 2021 Annual Action Plan on Tuesday, April 20, 2021, at 6pm 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 City of Goshen Rules for Virtual Meetings will apply. A link to this meeting will be posted on the City’s website at The public hearing will include a review of the proposed 2021 Annual Action Plan, a review of the current 2020 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 (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 Meaghan Bylsma in the Planning Department at:

Mailing Address:
204 E. Jefferson St., Suite 4
Goshen, IN 46528

Phone: 574-533-9370