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PUBLIC NOTICE

Tuesday, April 23, 2019

On Saturday April 27, 2019 starting at 8:30 a.m. the Community Relations Commission will be holding its planning retreat at the Rieth Interpretative Center located at 410 West Plymouth Avenue, Goshen, Indiana. Let this serve as further NOTICE that members of the Goshen City Common Council, may individually... more

PUBLIC NOTICE

Tuesday, April 23, 2019

On Thursday April 25, 2019 from 7:00 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. at Goshen High School, the Community Relations Commission and Goshen Community Schools will be hosting a “Community Conversation.” Let this serve as further NOTICE that members of the Goshen City Common Council, may individually or severally... more

CITY TAKES OWNERSHIP OF MAIN STREET

Friday, April 19, 2019

The west side of the 200 block of South Main Street. The City of Goshen took ownership of Madison Street and Main Street, between Madison and Pike streets on Friday, April 19, as the designation of US 33 moved to the new overpass. Changes will not be immediately noticeable, but plans to modify Main... more

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Arbor Day

Friday, April 26, 2019, 4:30pm

Board of Public Works & Safety & Stormwater

Monday, April 29, 2019, 2:00pm

First Fridays

Friday, May 3, 2019

Community Development Block Grant

The City of Goshen's CDBG Annual Action Plan for Program Year 2019 has been prepared and is available for public review and comment beginning March 21, 2019. The Plan will be available for review at the Office of the Mayor, 202 S. 5th Street, Goshen; Goshen Public Library, 601 S. 5th Street, Goshen; and Goshen City Planning Department, 204 E. Jefferson, Suite 4, Goshen.

Proposed 2019 Action Plan

For program year 2019 the City of Goshen expects to receive an estimated allocation of $273,750 in CDBG funds, and will use an estimated $38,815 of Program Income, an estimated $25,000 of prior year resources, and an estimated $11,185 of miscellaneous income, for an estimated total budget of $348,750.

The proposed use of CDBG funds for program year 2019 is as follows:

  1. Public Service Grants - Provision of services to low and moderate income households and persons City-wide                                                                                                                      $49,750
  1. Owner-occupied Rehabilitation of homes occupied by low and moderate income households through loans, grants and deferred payment loans City-wide                                                      $124,375
  1. Public Facilities & Improvements in Northside neighborhood                                     $124,375
  1. Planning, general administration, environmental reviews, and audit                          $50,250

            Total                                                                                                                         $348,750

 

Comments may be submitted to Rhonda Yoder, Goshen City Planning, 204 E. Jefferson, Suite 4, Goshen, IN 46528; 574-537-3815, rhondayoder@goshencity.com on or before 30 days after March 21, 2019, and no later than April 19, 2019. A summary of comments and responses will be submitted to HUD.

The City will hold a public hearing on the proposed 2019 Annual Plan on Tuesday, April 9, 2019, at 7:00 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.

The public hearing will include a review of the proposed 2019 Annual Plan, a review of the current 2018 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 (2015-2019):

1) Housing Opportunities

  • Improve owner-occupied housing through rehab
  • Increase quality of rental housing
  • Increase transitional housing options
  • Increase availability of accessible housing
  • Reduce housing cost burden through higher wage job opportunities and job training
  • Provide permanent supportive housing for chronically homeless
  • Support affordable housing development
  • Increase housing options and assistance for persons with special needs, including veterans
  • Provide emergency shelter for homeless individuals and families
  • Expand housing options for the elderly
  • Maintain and expand Housing Choice voucher program
  • Support residential energy efficiency improvements

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 homelessness prevention through outreach and assistance
  • Support counseling/advocacy for underserved populations
  • Increase access to substance abuse prevention and treatment
  • Support life skill development, including job training, home maintenance, financial management, literacy
  • 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 brownfield redevelopment
  • Support technology improvements
  • 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