Disclaimer

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 provided to help limited income homeowners maintain their properties, for infrastructure reconstruction, and for grants to public service agencies.


The City of Goshen is preparing the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Annual Action Plan for Program Year 2016 (July 1, 2016, through June 30, 2017) and is soliciting input. The following were identified as 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 Program Year 2016 the City of Goshen expects to fund program activities in the following areas: public facilities & improvements, public services, owner-occupied housing rehabilitation, program planning and program administration.

The City will hold a public hearing to review Program Year 2015 and to solicit input for the 2016 Annual Plan on Thursday, January 21, 2016, at 3:00 PM, in the Annex Conference Room, at the Municipal Annex Building, 204 E. Jefferson Street, Goshen. The Goshen Municipal Annex Building is handicap accessible. Non-English speaking persons and others needing special assistance to participate in the hearing process should contact the City as soon as possible. 


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