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City of Goshen to honor Indigenous Peoples Day with special event

Monday, October 2, 2023

To celebrate Indigenous Peoples Day, the City of Goshen Community Relations Commission will host a special event at the Goshen Theater on Monday, Oct. 9, from 6:30 – 8 p.m. honoring the region's rich history as the land of the Potawatomi and Miami nations.   Doors to the theater will... more

September Stormwater Toolbox Newsletter

Monday, October 2, 2023

Read the newsletter by clicking the following link:  The goal of the Goshen Stormwater Department is clean water for everyone and everything. One way this is achieved is through public education and the Stormwater Toolbox Newsletter is... more

Mayor Leichty honored to host Governor Holcomb and the Indiana Economic Development Corporation

Thursday, September 21, 2023

The City of Goshen and the Goshen Chamber of Commerce yesterday hosted Governor Eric Holcomb and the Indiana Economic Development Corporation (IEDC). The board had a series of meetings as part of their quarterly business event followed by a public session at the Goshen Theater with more... more

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Fire Drill - Chamberlain

Today, 9:00am

Downtown Goshen EID

Thursday, October 5, 2023, 7:30am

Downtown Goshen Economic Improvement District

Fire Drill - Model

Thursday, October 5, 2023, 9:00am

Community Development Block Grant

CAPER 2022

The Program Year 2022 Consolidated Annual Performance & Evaluation Report (CAPER) for the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) has been submitted to HUD for review.  To review the document online, please click on (CAPER) link above. A paper copy is available in the Planning and Zoning office. Questions should be directed to Theresa Cummings at Goshen City Planning, 204 E. Jefferson, Suite 4, Goshen, IN 46528; 574-533-9370;


The City of Goshen's CDBG Annual Action Plan for Program Year 2023 has been approved and may be viewed by clicking the underlined link. A hard copy is available to view upon request at the Planning Office located at the City Annex Building, 204 E. Jefferson Street.

For program year 2023, the City of Goshen received an allocation of $267,010 in CDBG funds. This allocation will be combined with miscellaneous income in the amount of $7,000 and $78,000 in prior years’ resources for an estimated total budget of $352,010.

The proposed use of CDBG funds for program year 2023 is as follows:

  1. Public Service Grants - $47,000
    Provision of services to low- and moderate-income households and persons City-wide                                                                                               
  1. Owner-occupied Rehabilitation - $58,010
    Rehabilitation of homes occupied by low- and moderate-income households through loans, grants and deferred payment loans City-wide               
  2. Multi-family Housing Rehabilitation - $190,000
    One multi-unit project to create and preserve affordable housing                                                                                                                   
  3. Planning, general administration, environmental reviews, and audit - $57,000

    Total = $352,010

Questions may be directed to Theresa Cummings, Goshen City Planning, 204 E. Jefferson Street, Suite 4, Goshen, IN, 46528; (574) 533-9370,


2023 Annual Action Plan Citizen Participation Schedule

The City of Goshen prepared the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Annual Action Plan for Program Year 2023 (July 1, 2023, through June 30, 2024) and solicited public input.

For Program Year 2023, the City of Goshen expects to fund program activities in the following areas:

  • Public Services
  • Owner-Occupied Housing Rehabilitation
  • Multi-Unit Housing Rehabilitation
  • Homeownership Assistance
  • Program Planning
  • Program Administration

The priority needs included in the 2020-2024 Consolidated Plan are listed further down the page below.

Community Development Block Grant Public Participation Schedule for Program Year 2023

January 12, 2023 – Public Notice of meeting / hearing to run in the legal section of the Goshen News

January 20, 2023 – Annual Action Plan Public Hearing and Planning Meeting @ 9:30 AM in the Annex Conference Room, 204 E. Jefferson St.

January 20, 2023 – Annual Action Plan Mandatory Subrecipient Meeting and Training @ 10:00 AM

February 23, 2023 – Share information about upcoming Annual Action Plan Schedule with Indiana Region 2 Homeless Coalition @ 9:00 AM via Zoom meeting

February 24, 2023 – Subrecipient applications due @ 12:00 PM

March 10, 2023 – Email notice of draft plan availability and public comment period, upcoming public meetings, post draft plan on City website, and make hard copy available at City Planning Office

March 13, 2023 – Public Notice of meeting / draft plan availability to run in legal section of the Goshen News

March 14, 2023 – Start of 30 day comment period

March 20, 2023 – Public Hearing at City Council to review 2023 draft plan, including tentative 2023 budget and 2022 CDBG expenditures to-date @ 6:00 PM

April 12, 2023 – End of 30-day comment period

April 17, 2023 – Final resolution authorizing submittal of plan at City Council Meeting @ 6:00 PM

May 12, 2023 – Submit Annual Action Plan to US Department of Housing and Urban Development


To access the Consolidated Annual Performance & Evaluation Report (CAPER) for the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program of the City of Goshen for Program Year 2021 click here - Consolidated Annual Performance & Evaluation Report (CAPER)


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


The CDBG program is operated in accordance with the Citizen Participation Plan.  To access the current Citizen Participation Plan click here - Citizen Participation Plan 

To access the current Annual Action Plan for Program Year 2022 (July 1, 2022-June 30, 2023) amended in November to include homeownership assistance, click here- Annual Action Plan for Program Year 2022

To access the current Five-Year Consolidated Plan (2020-2024), amended to include CDBG-CV funds made available in Program Year 2020 and amended to include homeownership assistance, click here- Five -Year Consolidated Plan (2020-2024)


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