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NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING

Monday, January 11, 2021

Governing Body: Goshen Economic Development CommissionDate and Time of Meeting: January 19, 2021 at 2:30 p.m. (or at the end of the Board of Public Works Meeting, whichever comes later)Place of Meeting: City Court Room/Council Chambers, Goshen Police & Court Building, 111 East Jefferson Street,... more

NOTICE OF MEETING

Thursday, January 7, 2021

Governing Body: Goshen Community Relations CommissionDate of Meeting: January 11, 2021Time of Meeting: 7 p.m. EDTPlace of Meeting: Online only—via Zoom Pursuant to the provisions of the Open Door Law and Indiana Code § 5-14-1.5-6.1(b)(2)(D), the Goshen Community Relations Commission will hold a public... more

Notice of Public Hearing

Tuesday, January 5, 2021

Notice of Public Hearing on Proposal to Establish the Annual Tax Rate for the City of Goshen Cumulative Capital Development Fund The Goshen Common Council will hold a public hearing at its meeting on January 19, 2021 at 6:00 p.m. at which City of Goshen taxpayers may be heard concerning a proposal... more

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MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. DAY

Monday, January 18, 2021

All City offices will be closed due to the holiday.

Board of Aviation

Monday, January 18, 2021, 2:00pm

Board of Works & Safety & Stormwater Board

Tuesday, January 19, 2021, 2:00pm

Please click the link below to join the webinar: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81003119370 Or Telephone: (312) 626-6799 or (929) 205 6099 Webinar ID: 810 0311 9370 Dial *9 to "raise hand" and speak during public comment

Community Development Block Grant

Notice of Public Hearing
City of Goshen
CDBG Annual Action Plan for Program Year 2021

The City of Goshen is preparing the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Annual Action Plan for Program Year 2021 (July 1, 2021, through June 30, 2022) and is soliciting public input.

For Program Year 2021, the City of Goshen expects to fund program activities in the following areas: public services, owner-occupied housing rehabilitation, multi-unit housing, program planning and program administration. The priority needs included in the 2020-2024 Consolidated Plan are listed below.

The City will hold a virtual public hearing to review Program Year 2020 and to solicit input for the 2021 Annual Plan on Thursday, January 28, 2021, at 9:00 AM. This virtual hearing will be held in accordance with Mayor Stutsman’s Executive Order 2020-16 and will adhere to the City of Goshen’s Rules for Virtual Public Meetings. A link to the hearing will be posted on the City’s website calendar: www.goshenindiana.org/calendar.  Non-English speaking persons and others needing special assistance to participate in the hearing process should contact the City as soon as possible.

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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 Meaghan Bylsma in the Planning Department at:

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

Phone: 574-533-9370

Email: meaghanbylsma@goshencity.com