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  • Four Jackson Square (39 Kearney Ave)
    Jersey City, NJ 07305
    Hours: 8:30AM-4:30PM Mon-Fri

    Déjà Anderson Director of Community Development
    Déjà Anderson, Director

    The Division of Community Development is responsible for administering federal grant programs funded by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services.

    Our mission is to strengthen Jersey City through fostering solid 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, public spaces, public services, and expanded economic opportunities.

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Public Notice Announcement

On Friday, February 16th, the Division of Community Development (DCD) issued an open and competitive Request for Proposals (RFP) for the HUD Entitlement Grants for; Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS (HOPWA), Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) and Community Services Block Grant (CSBG) to provide funding to eligible programs and projects sponsored by public agencies, developers or not-for-profit organizations. The City of Jersey City is scheduled to receive approximately $5,112,176 in CDBG funding; $468,784 in ESG funding; $2,571,768 in HOPWA funding from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and funding; $964,360 in CSBG from the New Jersey Department of Community Affairs for the 2024 program year.   

The City encourages local community groups who provide quantifiable benefits to the low and moderate-income population to apply. The funding is provided through the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). Since the funding source is limited, this is a competitive application process. The review criteria and eligibility requirements are noted in the RFP. The City of Jersey City HUD Entitlement Program goals are consistent with its adopted 2020-2024 five-Year Consolidated Plan as well as the National Objectives defined by HUD.

Request for Proposal applications may be obtained from the following link –

The deadline for submission of proposals is Monday, March 25 at 11:59 PM
No proposals will be accepted after this date.



Attention: Residents and Stakeholders

Jersey City Division of Community Development (DCD) desires to substantially amend its Consolidated Plan/Annual Action Plan for program year 2023 for its First-Time Homebuyer Program, funded by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) HOME Investments Partnership (HOME) Program.

In accordance with Consolidated/Annual Action Plan requirements at 24 CFR Part 91 Subpart B and the City’s Citizen Participation Plan, DCD has published this proposed change to provide interested residents and stakeholders with an opportunity for public comment. The proposed amendment aims to set a new maximum purchase price for program participants with HOME first time homebuyer assistance, as determined by a recently conducted housing survey in accordance with 24 CFR 92.254(a)(2)(iii).

Recently, DCD conducted a housing survey of the Jersey City real estate market. The results show that HUD’s current maximum housing prices for recipients of HOME assistance do not reflect the current Jersey City housing prices. Through this amendment, DCD seeks to:

Raise the maximum purchase price limit for participants with HOME homebuyer assistance to better reflect the rapidly changing Jersey City housing market;

Enable more first-time homebuyers of one-, two-, three-, and four-unit homes to access affordable housing options through the HOME program; and

Enhance the overall affordability and availability of housing within Jersey City.
In accordance with 24 CFR 92.254(a)(2)(iii), DCD proposes the following maximum purchase prices for program participants with HOME first time homebuyer assistance:

1 Unit Housing- $570,000 (from $504,000)

2 Unit Housing- $726,750 (from $644,000)

3 Unit Housing- $902,500 (from $780,000)

4 Unit Housing- $1,527,125 (from $967,000)

Residents and stakeholders are encouraged to review this notice and provide comments or suggestions concerning the proposed amendment. Your input is invaluable in shaping the future of housing initiatives within our community.

Further information may be requested by writing to the City of Jersey City Division of Community Development, 4 Jackson Square Jersey City, NJ 07305, emailing [email protected], or by calling Bridget Mergucz at (201) 547-6910.  This combined notice is being sent to individuals and groups known to be interested in these activities, local news media, appropriate local, state, and federal agencies, the regional office of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency having jurisdiction, and to the HUD Field Office, and is being published in a newspaper of general circulation in the affected community.  


Any individual, group, or agency may provide an in-person comment by coming to our Open Public Meeting on Thursday, March 14th, 2024, at 10AM, located at the Holloway Building Boardroom, 4 Jackson Square, 39 Kearney Ave, Jersey City, NJ 07305. We will be able to answer your questions or concerns regarding this substantial amendment.

Any individual, group or agency may submit written comments on the proposed amendment to the Consolidated/Annual Action Plan. The public is hereby advised to specify in their comments which “notice” their comments address.  Comments should be submitted via email, in the proper format, on or before March 31, 2024, at [email protected]. Written comments may also be submitted at the following address, or by mail, in the proper format, to be received on or before March 31, 2024: City of Jersey City - Division of Community Development, 4 Jackson Square, Jersey City, NJ 07305. Comments may be received by telephone by contacting Bridget Mergucz at (201) 547-6910.  All comments must be received on or before 5:00 PM on March 31, 2024, or they will not be considered.  If modifications result from public comment, these will be made prior to proceeding with the expenditure of funds. 

Déjà Anderson
Certifying Officer


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