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TRICK OR TREAT

Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Trick or treat hours for the City of Goshen will be Thursday, Oct. 31 from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Trick or treat Main Street, an event organized by the Chamber of Commerce, will be Thursday, Oct. 31, from noon to 5 p.m., in downtown Goshen. more

RAILROAD CROSSING CLOSURE: KERCHER ROAD

Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Norfolk Southern Railroad will close the Railroad crossing on Kercher Road between CR 31 & CR 33, due to a broken rail. They will close it around 10 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 17 and expect it to be reopened later that evening, unless delayed by the weather. more

OCTOBER COMMUNITY CONVERSATION FOCUSES ON LEADERSHIP

Thursday, October 10, 2019

The second community conversation hosted by the Community Relations Commission and Goshen Community Schools will take place Thursday, October 24 at Schrock Pavilion in Shanklin Park, 411 W. Plymouth Ave. The conversation is titled How Goshen Grows: Balancing Power and Raising up Leaders. This... more

Upcoming Events All »

Board of Zoning Appeals Meeting

Tuesday, October 22, 2019, 4:00pm

City Council meeting - Budget 2nd reading

Tuesday, October 22, 2019, 7:00pm

Rescheduled due to Fall Break

Board of Public Works & Safety & Stormwater

Monday, October 28, 2019, 2:00pm

Housing Authority

NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING

The Goshen Common Council passed Resolution 2019-21 on June 4, 2019, a preliminary resolution stating its intent to dissolve the Housing Authority for the City of Goshen, Indiana.  At the Common Council’s regular public meeting on December 3, 2019 at 7:00 p.m., the Council will consider an ordinance and a plan for the dissolution of the Goshen Housing Authority.  The public will be given the opportunity to testify and comment upon the proposed dissolution of the Goshen Housing Authority at the meeting.  The meeting will be held in the City Court Room/Council Chambers at the Goshen Police & Court Building, 111 East Jefferson Street, Goshen.

To view a copy of Resolution 2019-21, click here. 

PLAN OF PROPOSED DISSOLUTION FOR THE HOUSING AUTHORITY

BACKGROUND

On or about November 4, 1987, the Goshen Common Council established a Housing Authority for the City of Goshen, Indiana (“Goshen Housing Authority”) by Resolution 87-15, as amended by Resolution 2001-35 and by Resolution 2013-50.  As early as 2009, the Goshen Housing Authority experienced financial difficulties and incurred substantial debt that resulted in the Goshen Housing Authority entering a partnership with the Warsaw Housing Authority for the management of the Goshen Housing Authority; the voluntary transfer of Goshen Housing Authority Housing Choice Vouchers to the City of Warsaw Housing Authority; the sale of all assets of the Goshen Housing Authority; and the payment of all remaining Goshen Housing Authority funds to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (“H.U.D.”) in partial satisfaction of debts it owed to H.U.D.

The Board of Commissioners of the Goshen Housing Authority met on November 27, 2018, and voted to commence the process of dissolving the Housing Authority, including transferring to H.U.D. all remaining HAP funds ($89,104), and the remaining administrative and business activity funds ($37,367.96).  No funds remain with the Goshen Housing Authority and all programs previously run by the Goshen Housing Authority have been transferred to the City of Warsaw Housing Authority.

Under the process specified in I.C. § 36-1-8-17.7, the Goshen Common Council will consider adopting an ordinance that would dissolve the Goshen Housing Authority at a public meeting on December 3, 2019.

Plan

The Goshen Common Council proposes the following Plan for the dissolution of the Goshen Housing Authority:

  1. The effective date of the dissolution of the Goshen Housing Authority shall be December 31, 2019.
  2. The Goshen Housing Authority owns no assets.  The last remaining real property was sold October 1, 2018, and all remaining funds held by the Goshen Housing Authority were mailed to H.U.D. on November 30, 2018.
  3. In February 2017, H.U.D. made demand on the Goshen Housing Authority for repayment of the sum of $1,012,245.00.  While the Goshen Housing Authority does not admit to owing the total amount demanded by H.U.D., the Goshen Housing Authority continues to owe to H.U.D. a substantial portion of the amount demanded by H.U.D.  Because the Goshen Housing Authority is its own municipal corporation, and because no assets remain with the Goshen Housing Authority, the remaining obligations claimed by H.U.D. to be owed will remain unpaid.
  4. All services that the Goshen Housing Authority previously performed have been transferred to the Warsaw Housing Authority, who is currently performing such services.

To view a copy of this plan, click here