City council votes to dissolve Goshen Housing Authority

GOSHEN, Ind.—Goshen’s Common Council voted to dissolve the city’s housing authority on Tuesday, according to our reporting partners at the Elkhart Truth.

A preliminary resolution stating the council’s intent to dissolve the Goshen Housing Authority was passed in June, following months of work by officials to come up with a plan to close the financially struggling institution.

The city council originally established the Goshen Housing Authority in November 1987, and since then, the agency has experienced financial troubles and incurred debt.  H.U.D. in 2017 estimated that the Goshen Housing Authority owed over $1 million.

The effective date of dissolution is December 31, 2019, according to the new ordinance.

All services that were performed by the Goshen Housing Authority have been transferred to the Warsaw Housing Authority in Milford, the plan said.

Remaining funds had previously been transferred to H.U.D. and the Goshen Housing Authority does not own any assets, including property.

To read the full plan for dissolution, visit the city’s website.

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