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Kerry's Kids Annual Kids' and Teens' Triathlon returns July 6

Friday, June 14, 2024

Kids are once again invited to join in on the fun at the Kerry's Kids annual Kids' and Teens' Triathlon on Saturday, July 6, 2024, beginning at 8 a.m. in Shanklin Park. Participants ages 5-18 are welcome to compete in this professionally chip-timed race. New this year, kids in the 13-18 age group can... more

Notice of Adoption of Ordinance 5188, Fire Prevention Ordinance of the City of Goshen, Indiana

Friday, June 14, 2024

      Ordinance 5188, Fire Prevention Ordinance of the City of Goshen, Indiana, was passed by the Goshen Common Council on June 10, 2024, and approved and adopted by Mayor Leichty on June 10, 2024.        Ordinance 5188 sets forth the fire prevention... more

Public Notice: High Park Avenue Reconstruction – Notice of Intent

Wednesday, June 12, 2024

The City of Goshen (204 E. Jefferson Street, Suite #1, Goshen, Indiana 46528) will be submitting a Notice of Intent (NOI) letter to notify the Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM) of their intent to comply with the requirements of the Indiana Construction Stormwater General Permit (CSGP)... more

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Board of Aviation Commissioners

Monday, June 17, 2024, 2:00pm

Plan Commission

Tuesday, June 18, 2024, 4:00pm

To view the webinar, please copy and paste this link on your browser: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/93316714369 Or call: (301) 715-8592 or 312 626 6799 Webinar ID: 933 1671 4369

Juneteenth -- City Offices Closed

Wednesday, June 19, 2024

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 submitted and may be viewed by clicking the underlined link. 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 received an allocation of $280,062 in CDBG funds. This allocation will be combined with miscellaneous income of $7,675 and program income of $54,251 for an total budget of $341,988.

The proposed use of 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 =  $49,625 
  2. Owner-occupied Rehabilitation of homes occupied by low- and moderate-income households through loans, grants and deferred payment loans City-wide =  $43,500
  3. Homeownership Assistance – down payment assistance to first time low- and moderate-income single family homebuyers = $49,500 
  4. Multi-family Housing Rehabilitation – a multi-unit project to create and preserve affordable housing =  $135,363
  5. Planning, general administration, environmental reviews, and audit  =  $64,000

Total = $341,988

Questions may be directed to Theresa Cummings, Community Development Specialist, by mail: Goshen City Planning, 204 E. Jefferson Street, Suite 4, Goshen, IN, 46528; by phone: (574) 533-9370, or by email: theresacummings@goshencity.com 

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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 submital of plan at City Council Meeting @ 6:00 PM

May 17, 2024 – Submit Annual Action Plan to US Department of Housing and Urban Development

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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

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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 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
Email: rhondayoder@goshencity.com

Theresa Cummings, Community Development Specialist
Phone: 574-533-9370
Email:  theresacummings@goshencity.com