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Department of Housing, Economic Development & Commerce 

30 Montgomery Street
Jersey City, NJ 07302
Tel:  (201) 547-5070
Fax:  (201) 547-6566

Anthony Cruz, Director 


 HEDC Director Anthony Cruz 

HEDC consists of a diverse group of planners, officials, managers, inspectors, and support staff. HEDC strives to protect and further the public welfare to be service oriented and customer friendly.

  • Responsible for planning and overseeing the orderly growth and development of Jersey City’s residential, commercial, non-profit, and industrial sectors through the coordination of agencies, comprehensive planning, regulation of land use, disbursement of state and federal grant funds, permitting, and code enforcement.
  • Responsible for contributing to the public welfare and quality of life by supporting social services providers, staffing boards, enforcing building codes, housing codes, rent and tenant laws, and issuing licenses to businesses.
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