Community Development Block Grant

The Planning Department manages Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds received by the City of Goshen from the federal government.

Funds are used to provide assistance to limited income homeowners to maintain their properties, for infrastructure reconstruction, and for grants to public service agencies.

The City of Goshen's CDBG Five-Year Consolidated Plan (2015-2019) and Annual Action Plan (Program Year 2015 have been prepared and are available for public review and comment beginning March 12, 2015. The Plans 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.

The following priorities were among those identified for community and neighborhood development in the City of Goshen as part of the 2015-2019 CDBG Consolidated Plan:

1) Housing Opportunities

-  Improve owner-occupied housing through rehabilitation

-  Increase transitional housing options

-  Increase quality of rental housing

-  Increase availability of accessible housing

-  Support residential energy efficiency improvements

-  Increase availability of Section 8 vouchers

-  Provide permanent supportive housing for chronically homeless

2) Access to Services

-  Increase access to affordable healthcare

-  Increase services for mentally ill

-  Provide emergency shelter for homeless individuals

-  Provide permanent supportive housing for chronically homeless

3) Neighborhood Revitalization

-  Improve owner-occupied housing through rehabilitation

-  Remove blighted residential properties

-  Address issue of vacant/foreclosed houses

-  Increase quality of rental housing

-  Repair/replace existing sidewalks

-  Support public infrastructure projects


Proposed 2015 Annual Action Plan

For program year 2015 the City of Goshen expects to receive $273,774 in CDBG funds, $20,000 in miscellaneous income, and $20,000 in de-obligated funds, for a total of $313,774.

The proposed use of CDBG funds for program year 2015 is as follows:

1.        Public Service Grants - Provision of services to low and moderate income households and persons City-wide -- $43,000

2.        Owner-occupied Rehabilitation of homes occupied by low and moderate income households through loans, grants and deferred payment loans City-wide -- $108,274

3.        Public Facilities & Improvements in Dickerson Landing neighborhood -- $115,000

4.        Planning, general administration, environmental reviews, and audit -- $47,500

                                                                                       Total -- $313,774

Comments may be submitted to Rhonda Yoder, Goshen City Planning, 204 E. Jefferson, Suite 4, Goshen, IN 46528; 574-537-3815, on or before 30 days after March 12, 2015, and no later than April 10, 2015. A summary of comments and responses will be submitted to HUD.

The City will hold a public hearing on the proposed Five-Year Consolidated Plan (2015-2019) and 2015 Annual Plan on Tuesday, March 17, 2015, 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 Five-Year Consolidated Plan (2015-2019) and 2015 Annual Plan, a review of the current 2014 program year, and opportunity for citizen comment.

For any questions regarding the CDBG program, please contact Rhonda Yoder in the Planning Department at:

Mail Address:
204 E. Jefferson St., Suite 4
Goshen, IN 46528

Phone: 574-537-3815

Email: rhondayoder@goshencity.com