Housing, Economic Development & Commerce (HEDC)

The Department of Housing, Economic Development & Commerce (HEDC) is 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.

HEDC is also responsible for contributing to the public welfare and quality of life by supporting social services providers, staffing public boards, enforcing building codes, housing codes, rent and tenant laws, and issuing licenses to businesses.

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Contact Info

All HEDC Offices are operating as normal and continue to respond to phone calls and emails. Please refer to the directory below for assistance.

If you are having issues getting in touch with any of our Divisions, please call or email the HEDC Director’s office at 201-547-5070 or [email protected] Staff is available to help.

Division of City Planning
Phone: (201) 547-5010
Email: [email protected]org
 •  Division of the Zoning Officer 
Phone: (201) 547-4832
Email: [email protected]
Division of the Construction Code Official
Phone: (201) 547-5055
Email: [email protected]
Division of Commerce
Phone: (201) 547-5139
Email: [email protected]
Division of Community Development
Phone: (201) 547-6910
Email: [email protected]
Division of Economic Development
Phone: (201) 547-6567
Email: [email protected]
Division of Housing Preservation
Phone: (201) 547-5127
Email: [email protected]
Division of Affordable Housing
Phone: (201) 547-5169
Email: [email protected]

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HEDC Initiatives

HEDC Director Annisia Cialone gave the closing remarks at the Jersey City Summit held in June 2021.  These provide an overview of the many initiatives HEDC has underway.

Contact Info

  • phone(201)-547-5070
  • 1 Jackson Square
    Jersey City, NJ 07305


    Annisia Cialone, PP, AICP, LEED AP

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