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U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to Conduct Community Interviews 

Wednesday, April 17, 2024

The City of Goshen strives to take the best care for residents and to ensure our drinking water meets all U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM) safety requirements.  As part of this process, the EPA will conduct community interviews in Goshen... more

2024 Spring brush pick-up begins April 22

Monday, April 15, 2024

The City of Goshen Street Department will begin the Spring brush pick-up on Monday, April 22, and will run until Friday, May 3, 2024. Please have any yard brush and leaves out before the start date to ensure pick-up. Leaf and brush piles placed in alleyways will not be picked up. Because of the large... more

Beautify Goshen Week 2024

Tuesday, April 9, 2024

In conjunction with the Goshen Chamber of Commerce’s “Beautify Goshen” Week, the Goshen Street Department will offer additional disposal services from Saturday, April 27, to Saturday, May 4, to assist city residents in their “Beautify Goshen” tasks. This free service is only available during this... more

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RESCHEDULE: Board of Aviation Commissioners

Monday, April 22, 2024, 2:00pm

City Council

Monday, April 22, 2024, 6:00pm

To view a live stream of this meeting, go to or call +1 305 224 1968, Webinar ID: 816 5277 7559. Comments are no longer taken online.

Shade Tree Board

Monday, April 22, 2024, 7:00pm

This meeting is in-person only.

Community Development Block Grant

 CDBG Proposed 2024 Annual Action Plan 

The City of Goshen's CDBG Annual Action Plan for Program Year 2024 has been prepared and is available for public review and comment beginning March 14, 2024. The plan may be reviewed by clicking the underlined 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 2024, the City of Goshen expects to receive an estimated allocation of $270,000 in CDBG funds. This allocation will be combined with estimated miscellaneous income of $8,825 and estimated program income of $47,125 for an estimated total budget of $326,000.

The proposed use of estimated CDBG funds for program year 2024 is as follows:

  1. Public Service Grants - provision of services to low- and moderate-income households and persons City-wide = est. $48,000 
  2. Owner-occupied Rehabilitation of homes occupied by low- and moderate-income households through loans, grants and deferred payment loans City-wide = est. $43,500
  3. Homeownership Assistance – down payment assistance to first time low- and moderate-income single family homebuyers - est. $49,500 
  4. Multi-family Housing Rehabilitation – a multi-unit project to create and preserve affordable housing = est. $125,000
  5. Planning, general administration, environmental reviews, and audit  = est. $60,000

Estimated Total = $326,000

Comments may be submitted to Theresa Cummings, Goshen City Planning, 204 E. Jefferson Street, Suite 4, Goshen, IN, 46528; (574) 533-9370, on or before 30 days after March 14, 2024, and no later than April 12, 2024. A summary of comments and responses will be submitted to HUD.

The City will hold a public hearing on the proposed 2024 Annual Action Plan on Monday, March 25, 2024, at 6:00 pm 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. A link to access this meeting will be posted on the City’s website at

The public hearing will include a review of the proposed 2024 Annual Action Plan, a review of the current 2023 program year and opportunity for citizen comment.


Community Development Block Grant Public Participation Schedule for Program Year 2024

January 11, 2024 – Public Notice of meeting / hearing to run in the legal section of the Goshen News

January 19, 2024 – Annual Action Plan Public Hearing and Planning Meeting @ 9:30 AM - Annex Conference Room

January 19, 2024 – Annual Action Plan Mandatory Subrecipient Meeting and Training @ 10:00 AM - Annex Conference Room

February 22, 2024 – Share information about upcoming Annual Action Plan Schedule with Indiana Region 2 Homeless Coalition @ 9:00 AM via Zoom meeting

February 23, 2024 – Subrecipient applications due @ 12:00 PM

March 12, 2024 – Email notice of draft plan availability and public comment period, upcoming public meetings, post draft plan on City website, and hard copy available at City Planning Office

March 13, 2024 – Public Notice of meeting / draft plan availability to run in legal section of the Goshen News

March 14, 2024 – Start of 30 day comment period

March 25, 2024 – Public Hearing at City Council to review 2024 draft plan, including tentative 2024 budget and 2023 CDBG expenditures to-date @ 6:00 PM

April 12, 2024 – End of 30-day comment period

April 22, 2024 – Final resolution authorizing submittal of plan at City Council Meeting @ 6:00 PM

May 13, 2024 – Submit Annual Action Plan to US Department of Housing and Urban Development


Links to archived CDBG documents approved by HUD:

Annual Action Plan for Program Year 2023 

Annual Action Plan for Program Year 2022

2022 Consolidated Annual Performance & Evaluation Report (CAPER)

2021 Consolidated Annual Performance & Evaluation Report (CAPER)

Five -Year Consolidated Plan (2020-2024)

Citizen Participation Plan The CDBG program is operated in accordance with the Citizen Participation Plan


APPLICATIONS ARE OPEN for the owner-occupied rehabilitation program! For information about this program and how to apply, visit 


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 the Planning Department at:

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

Rhonda Yoder, CDBG Administrator
Phone: 574-537-3815

Theresa Cummings, Community Development Specialist
Phone: 574-533-9370