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Division of Community Development  

30 Montgomery Street
Room 404
Jersey City, NJ 07302
Tel:  (201) 547-6910/ 5916/4747
Fax:  (201) 547-5104
 

Carmen Gandulla, Director 

 

Description
The Division of Community Development develops and rehabilitates both housing and public facilities and provides services through partnerships with various public agencies, not-for-profit organizations and for-profit developers. 

Community Development is also responsible for administering numerous grants including Community Development Block Grants (CDBG), Community Services Block Grants (CSBG), and Emergency Solutions Grants (ESG).

Community Development is also a vital part of the Mayor's Quality of Life Task force.

Analysis Of
Impediments To Fair Housing Choice
The City of Jersey City has prepared an Analysis of Impediments (AI) to Fair Housing Choice to satisfy requirements of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974, as amended. This Act requires that each community receiving Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and HOME funds certifies to HUD that it will affirmatively further fair housing.

Communities receiving CDBG entitlement funds are required to:HUD Equal Housing Logo 250 

  • Examine and attempt to alleviate housing discrimination within their jurisdiction
     
  • Promote fair housing choice for all persons
     
  • Provide opportunities for all persons to reside in any given housing development, regardless of race, color, religion, sex, disability, familial status, or national origin
     
  • Promote housing that is accessible to and usable by persons with disabilities, and
     
  • Comply with the non-discrimination requirements of the Fair Housing Act.

These requirements can be achieved through the preparation of an Analysis of Impediments (AI) to Fair Housing Choice. The Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing Choice (AI) is a review of a jurisdiction’s laws, regulations, and administrative policies, procedures, and practices affecting the location, availability, and accessibility of housing, as well as an assessment of conditions, both public and private, affecting fair housing choice.

Consolidated Plan –
Annual Performance And Evaluation Report - 2013 (CAPER)
The Consolidated Plan (CP) was originally developed in 1995 to provide a comprehensive approach for the use of HUD Entitlement funds. This is the City’s fifth 5-year consolidated plan. This report reflects accomplishments for year five (5) of the 2010-2014 Consolidated Plan. Many of the goals of the individual programs are met through a collaborative effort.HUD Logo 275

The Annual Application prepared by the City of Jersey City for 2013 entitlement funds established priorities for the use of Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), HOME Investment Partnerships Program (HOME), Housing Opportunities for Persons With AIDS (HOPWA) and Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) funds. Each year, the City, through its Division of Community Development, reviews the goals established in the Five Year Plan and establishes priorities for the next year.

The City’s Consolidated Plan – Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER) is a review of the five (5) year goals, the one (1) year priorities and the accomplishments of the four (4) entitlement funding programs. An excerpt may be viewed here.

City of Jersey City's 2010 - 2014 Consolidated Plan
 

In accordance with the Federal regulations at 24 CFR, Part 91, Jersey City has prepared a Consolidated Plan for Community Development and Planning Programs. This document, known as the Consolidated Plan (CP), is a requirement for direct assistance under certain HUD funding programs, including the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program, HOME Investment Partnerships (HOME) Grant Program, Housing Opportunities for Persons With AIDS (HOPWA) Grant Program, and Emergency Shelter Grant (ESG) Program. The CP covers the five year period from 2010 through 2014.  As part of the Consolidated Plan process, the City has prepared the Action Plan for the Fiscal Year 2010 Program.

View the City's 5-Year Strategic Plan FY2010 - 2014 here.

Copies of the Consolidated Plan and the Action Plan for FY2010 are available for public inspection and review at the following locations: 

 

  • JC Division of Community Development, 30 Montgomery Street - Room 404,
    Jersey City, NJ  07302
     
  • Jersey City Public Library, 472 Jersey Avenue, Jersey City, NJ 07302American Recover Act Stimulus Funds Logo250
     
  • Office of the City Clerk, City Hall, 280 Grove Street, Jersey City, NJ 07302
    City of Jersey City's 2010 - 2014 Consolidated Plan
     

Stimulus Funds/American Recovery &
Reinvestment Act 2009 (ARRA)
 
 

Grants 

Community Development Block Grant (CDBG)
The Community Development Block Grant program works to ensure decent affordable housing, to provide services to the most vulnerable in our communities and to create jobs through the expansion and retention of businesses, such as the Neighborhood Stabilization Program. 

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CDBG is an important tool for helping local governments tackle serious challenges facing their communities.


Community Services Block Grant (CSBG)
The City of Jersey City is prepared to accept applications for FY2014-2015 Community Services Block Grant (CSBG) funds. It is anticipated that approximately $870,000.00 will be available to help provide a range of services and activities having a measurable and potentially major impact on the causes of poverty.

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FY15 Community Services Block Grant
(CSBG) Application

CSBG Logic Model Instructions
CSBG ROMA Logic Models & Quarterly Activity Reports
 FY13 Community Services Block Grant IS Survey



 

Affordable Housing Trust Fund (AHTF)
These funds have been made available through Long Term Tax Exemption contributions under N.J.S.A. 40A:20-1 et seq. All funds are to be used for the rehabilitation or preservation of existing low or moderate income affordable housing, the construction of new low or moderate income affordable housing or, in limited instances, funds may be used for the acquisition of property for the purpose of creating affordable housing.

 Affordable Housing Trust Fund (AHTF) Letter
AHTF Homeownership Application
AHTF Rental Application 
 

Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG)
The Emergency Solutions Grants program provides homeless persons with basic shelter and essential supportive services. It can assist with the operational costs of the shelter facility, and for the administration of the grant. ESG also provides short-term homeless prevention assistance to persons at imminent risk of losing their own housing due to eviction,homeless shot 230 foreclosure, or utility shutoffs.

 Emergency Solutions Grant Letter
Emergency Solutions Grant Request For Proposal 
Emergency Solutions Grant
    Substantial Amendment 
    to Consolidated Plan

ESG Logic Model

Home Investment Partnerships Grant (HOME)
The Home Investment Partnerships grant is the largest Federal block grant to State and local governments designed exclusively to create affordable housing for low-income households. The program is designed to reinforce several important values and principles of community development, such as empowering people and communities to design and implement strategies tailored to their own needs and priorities and expanding & strengthening partnerships among all levels of government and the private sector in the development of affordable housing.

Home Investment Partnerships Grant Request For Proposal Letter
HOME Ownership Application
HOME Rental Application
Community Housing Development Organization (CHDO) Request for Proposal


Housing Opportunities for Persons With AIDS (HOPWA)
The Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS program provides housing assistance and related supportive services for low-income persons living with HIV/AIDS and their families. Since the program’s inception in 1992, HOPWA has helped thousands of Americans with HIV/AIDS avoid homelessness by addressing their housing needs in coordination with access to medical and other care.

Housing Opportunities For Persons With AIDS Request For Proposals
HOPWA Performance Profile Program Year 2012-2013 
 

Programs 

Golden Neighborhoods Homeownership Program
The Golden Neighborhoods Homeownership Program will provide increased opportunities for low/moderate income families to purchase a home in Jersey City. The program is administered by the Division of Community First Time Homebuyer TownhouseDevelopment. This program provides down payment and closing costs assistance for eligible first time homebuyers. This program alleviates the major impediments of buying a home. It also gives prospective homebuyers the skills and knowledge necessary to purchase and maintain property.

 2014 GNHP Brochure 
 2014 GNHP Application Packet



Home Owner Rehabilitation Program (HORP) 

The Home Owner Rehabilitation Program (HORP) is administered by the Division of Community Development (DCD). This program provides grant funds to eligible low/moderate income homeowners for needed repair and rehabilitation of their homes. Eligible properties may be from 1-4 units and condominiums do not qualify. The maximum grant that a homeowner may receive is $24,900 per unit. The grant is structured as a 10 year (HORP) self liquidating lien which is placed on the property upon the HUD Constructioncompletion of repairs. This program has income eligibility guidelines. Applications are available on an ongoing basis.

HORP Application Packet 2014/2015  

Trainings & Meetings
There are none scheduled at this time.

Upcoming Events 
There are none scheduled at this time.

Online Help Center Information Requests
Find out about assistance to first time low and moderate income homebuyers.

Additional Information
View or download a list of Public Service Funded Agencies. 

 


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