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's CDBG Annual Action Plan for Program Year 2014 (July 1, 2014 through June 30, 2015) has been prepared and is available for public review and comment beginning March 17, 2014. The Plan is 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 office, 204 E. Jefferson, Suite 4, Goshen.

The City will hold a public hearing on the proposed 2014 Annual Plan on Tuesday, April 1, 2014, at 7:00 PM during the regular 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 2014 Annual Plan, a review of the current 2013 program year, and opportunity for citizen comment.

The following priorities were among those identified for community and neighborhood development in the City of Goshen as part of the 2010-2014 CDBG Consolidated Plan:

 

  • Housing Opportunities
  • Increase availability of Section 8 vouchers
  • Increase transitional housing options
  • Increase availability of accessible housing
  • Provide permanent supportive housing for chronically homeless
  • Improve owner-occupied housing through rehabilitation
  • Support residential energy efficiency improvements
  • Increase quality of rental housing

 

  • Access to Services
  • Increase access to foreclosure prevention
  • Increase access to affordable healthcare
  • Increase services for mentally ill
  • Provide emergency shelter for homeless individuals
  • Provide permanent supportive housing for chronically homeless

 

  • Neighborhood Revitalization
  • Repair/replace existing sidewalks
  • Support public infrastructure projects
  • Remove blighted residential properties
  • Address issue of vacant/foreclosed houses
  • Improve owner-occupied housing through rehabilitation
  • Improve quality of rental housing

 

Proposed 2014 Action Plan

For program year 2014 the City of Goshen expects to receive an estimated $245,000 in CDBG funds, $15,000 in program income, and $25,000 in de-obligated funds, for a total of $285,000.

 

The proposed use of estimated CDBG funds for program year 2014 is as follows:

 

  1. Public Service Grants - Provision of services to low and moderate income households and persons City-wide     $39,000

 

  1. Owner-occupied Rehabilitation of homes occupied by low and moderate income households through loans, grants and deferred payment loans City-wide                                                                                                                                          $100,500

 

  1. Public Facilities & Improvements in Dickerson Landing neighborhood                                                              $100,500

 

  1. Planning, general administration, environmental reviews, and audit                                                                $45,000

 

Estimated Total                                                                                                                                                      $285,000

 

 

Comments may be submitted to Rhonda Yoder, Goshen City Planning, 204 E. Jefferson, Suite 4, Goshen, IN 46528; 574-537-3815; rhondayoder@goshencity.com, on or before 30 days after March 17, 2014, and no later than April 15, 2014. A summary of comments and responses will be submitted to HUD.

 

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