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Welcome to the Division of Community Development (DCD)!

Our mission is to strengthen Jersey City through fostering strong partnerships and responsibly investing our funding resources in the community.

We seek to develop Jersey City as a viable community by promoting integrated approaches that provide decent, affordable housing, suitable living environments and public spaces, public services and expanded economic opportunities. Our core values are IDEAS: Integrity, Dedication, Enthusiasm, Attentiveness and Solutions.

For more information on our program in general, visit What We Do to see our Five-Year Consolidated Plans, Annual Action Plans, Consolidated Performance and Evaluation Reports, and other documents.

Click on the buttons below to learn about affordable housing, emergency shelter, our services, our partners, applying to our grant programs and frequently asked questions.

To apply for open grant programs, visit ZoomGrants.

As of May 28, 2019, our draft 2019 Annual Action Plan is available for public review and comment. As of May 30, 2019, our draft 2018 Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER) is also available for public review and comment. Submit your feedback to

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2020 Community Needs and Fair Housing Survey

What are the issues affecting your neighborhood? What is your vision for the future of Jersey City?

The Division of Community Development is deciding its priorities for funding and the barriers to fair housing that need to be addressed over the next five years, and we want YOUR input.

Please fill out our Community Needs and Fair Housing Survey to tell us your thoughts on issues like affordable housing, public infrastructure, neighborhood needs, and more!

C-Plan 2020 and Fair Housing JC Public Survey
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We hope that you are enjoying the updated Community Development website! If you have any questions, comments or concerns, please email or call (201) 547-6910 ext. 3193. Thanks!
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