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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 



Thank you for visiting the Division of Community Development Webpage! 



The City of Jersey City is prepared to accept applications for the following programs: 

Community Development Block Grant 
Community Services Block Grant
Emergency Solutions Grant 
HOME Investment Partnership Program
Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS
Request for Proposal applications may be obtained at

 The deadline for submission of proposals is Friday, May 22, 2015. No proposals will be accepted after this date. 


For further information, please contact the Division of Community Development at 201-547-6910 or 201-547-5916.

Click the following link to receive Community Development Announcements. 

City of Jersey Draft Consolidated Plan: 

Citizens are invited to express their views on housing, community development, fair housing, homelessness and community service needs. The public is encouraged to provide information concerning changes in housing and community service trends since the last public hearing on the Consolidated Plan in April 2015.

Click the following link to make your comments count! Jersey City's Consolidated Plan Public Comment Period 

For further information, please contact the Division of Community Development at 201-547-6910 or 201-547-5916.


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 Shelter Grants (ESG).

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

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. 

Community Services Block Grant (CSBG) 
The City of Jersey City is prepared to accept applications for FY2009-2010 Community Services Block Grant (CSBG) funds. It is anticipated that approximately $900,000.00 will be available to help provide a range of services and activities having a measurable and potentially major impact on the causes of poverty. 

Golden Neighborhoods Homeownership Program (GNHP)
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 Development. 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. 

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 completion of repairs. This program has income eligibility guidelines. Applications are available on an ongoing basis. 

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.  

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.

 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, foreclosure, or utility shutoffs.

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.  


City of Jersey City's 2010 - 2014 Consolidated Plan
Fair Housing Choice Analysis Impediments To Consolidated Plan –Annual Performance And Evaluation Report - 2012 (CAPER)

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

Trainings & Meetings
There are none scheduled at this time.

Upcoming Events
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Online Help Center Information Requests
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