Monday, October 3, 2022
Governing Body: Goshen Community Relations CommissionDate and Time of Meeting: Thursday, Oct. 6, 2022 at 7 p.m.Place of Meeting: Goshen Police and Court Building Pursuant to the provisions of the Open Door Law and Indiana Code 5-14-1.5-5, the Goshen Community Relations Commission public meeting scheduled... more
Thursday, September 29, 2022
Click here for an interactive map of showing the hydrant flushing schedule. Goshen Utilities will start the fall hydrant flushing program beginning Monday October 11th, 2021, through Friday October 15th, weather permitting. From Monday, October 10 through Friday October 14, the... more
Thursday, September 29, 2022
Norfolk Southern will close the railroad crossing at Main Street, north of downtown, to make repairs on the tracks. The closure will begin on Tuesday, Oct. 4 and will extend through Friday, Oct. 7. more
Thursday, October 6, 2022, 7:30am
Thursday, October 6, 2022, 7:00pm
Monday, October 10, 2022, 2:00pm
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The Substantial Amendment to the 2020-2024 Five Year Consolidated Plan and Program Year 2022 Annual Action Plan for the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program of the City of Goshen is available for review. The purpose is to amend the Consolidated Plan to formalize Homeownership Assistance as a goal to be linked to future annual plans, and to amend the 2022 Annual Action Plan to include Homeownership Assistance as a new activity.
Homeownership assistance would be available for low/moderate income homebuyers purchasing single unit homes within the City of Goshen, and eligible households could receive financial assistance towards closing costs, first year mortgage insurance premiums, up to 50% of the required down payment, and reduction of mortgage principal and interest rates.
The amendment does not change the overall 2022 CDBG budget, but would reduce the amount of funds budgeted to single unit housing rehab from $100,325 to $59,000, and would allocate the reduction of $41,325 to the new Homeownership Assistance activity.
Following the amendment, the use of CDBG funds for Program Year 2022 would be as follows:
The City of Goshen will hold a public hearing on the proposed substantial amendment on Monday, October 24, 2022, at 6:00 PM during the regular Goshen Common Council meeting in the 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 amendment and opportunity for citizen comment.
A substantial amendment has been prepared and is available for public review and comment for a period of 30 days, beginning October 6, 2022, and continuing through November 4, 2022. The amendment is also available for review at Goshen City Planning, 204 E. Jefferson Street, Suite 4, Goshen, and on the City of Goshen website at http://goshenindiana.org/cdbg. Only the affected sections of the Consolidated and Annual Action Plans are included with changes in red.
Comments must be received no later than November 4, 2022, and should be directed to Theresa Cummings at Goshen City Planning, 204 E. Jefferson, Suite 4, Goshen, IN 46528; 574-533-9370; firstname.lastname@example.org.
To view the proposed substantial amendment to the Five Year Consolidated Plan (2020-2024), amended sections only-changes noted in red, click here “Con Plan PY20_24”.
To view the proposed substantial amendment to the Annual Action Plan for Program Year 2022, amended sections only-changes noted in red, click here “PY 2022 CDBG AAP”.
The Consolidated Annual Performance & Evaluation Report (CAPER) for the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program of the City of Goshen for Program Year 2021 is available for review.
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/
To access the current Annual Action Plan for Program Year 2022 (July 1, 2022-June 30, 2023), 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, 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
2) Access to Services
3) Neighborhood Revitalization
For any questions regarding the CDBG program, please contact Rhonda Yoder in the Planning Department at:
204 E. Jefferson St., Suite 4
Goshen, IN 46528