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  • phone(201) 547-6910
  • fax(201) 547-5104
  • 4 Jackson Square (39 Kearney Ave)
    Jersey City, NJ 07305

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    Déjà Anderson, Director


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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.

Visit What We Do for more information on our program in general, and 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, please visit Neighborly.



The City of Jersey City is announcing the release of the Program Year (PY) 2022 Annual Action Plan (AAP), which is associated with the City’s 5 Year Consolidated Plan. The AAP identifies specific projects and program activities that the City of Jersey City intends to implement with Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS (HOPWA) funds, Emergency Solutions Grants (ESG) funds, and HOME Investment Partnerships (HOME) funds. These funds are received annually from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) for local projects that primarily benefit low- to moderate-income persons. The City anticipates receiving approximately $5,333,792 from CDBG, $2,388,869 from HOME, $496,319 from ESG and $2,320,676 from HOPWA in PY 2022 (April 1, 2022-March 31, 2023) from HUD.

Please see below for the breakdown by grant projects.
CDBG - $5,333,792
Acquisition, admin and planning, economic development, housing, public improvements and public services.

HOME - $2,388,869
Acquisition, homebuyer rehab and down payment assistance, multifamily rental new construction, multifamily rental rehab, new
construction for ownership and TBRA.

ESG - $496,319
Financial assistance, overnight shelter, rapid re-housing, rental assistance and transitional housing.

HOPWA - $2,320,676
Permanent housing, short-term or transitional housing, STRMU, supportive services and tenant-based rental assistance.

TOTAL - $10,539,656



The City of Jersey City will hold a public hearing open to all residents of Jersey City concerning the CDBG, HOME, ESG, HOPWA Programs. The public hearing will provide an opportunity for all residents and non-profit providers to address and comment on the proposed recommendations on specific activities to be undertaken by the City of Jersey City in its submittal to HUD.

DATE: Tuesday, July 12th, 2022
TIME: Morning Session - 10:00 am -12:00 pm and Afternoon Session - 3:30 – 6:00 pm

To register please email [email protected].

The purpose of these public hearing is to furnish citizens, public agencies, and other interested parties with information concerning the amount of funds available for proposed community development and housing activities and the range of eligible activities that will be undertaken under the PY 2022 AAP. This will include a presentation to the public, a draft of the City of Jersey City’s PY 2022 AAP, including activities and projects that will be recommended by the City of Jersey City for funding in the PY 2022 AAP to HUD.

All interested persons are encouraged to attend and make valued comments regarding projects and programs for consideration of funding. Additionally, all interested persons are encouraged to review the City of Jersey City’s Draft PY 2022 AAP, available in hard copy form at the following two locations:

4 Jackson Square, (39 Kearny Ave.), Dept. of HEDC
Jersey City NJ 07305

City Hall, Office of City Clerk
280 Grove Street
Jersey City, NJ 07302

Or download HERE

Citizens can also obtain the PY 2022 AAP by contacting the Division of Community Development at jcc- [email protected] or call 201-547-6910.


The City of Jersey City will hold a 30-day public comment period open to all residents, especially low- and moderate-income residents regarding the PY 2022 Draft AAP. The draft AAP will be available for the public to view from June 14, 2022 to July 13, 2022. The AAP will be available to be viewed at the above locations and on the City website (see above).

The Municipal Council of the City of Jersey City is expected to take action on the PY 2022 in July 2022. The City anticipates submitting the approved Annual Action Plan to HUD in July 2022. HUD has up to 45 days after our submission of the PY 2022 to review and accept the plan.

Please call the Division of Community Development at 201-547-6910 or e-mail at [email protected] if you have any questions.

Translation and Disability Assistance: The City of Jersey City will make efforts to provide translation assistance for public meetings and program information. Please contact the Division of Community Development office at least 48 hours in advance if translation assistance is needed for the public hearing. To request assistance please contact: [email protected] or call 201-547-6910.

It is the intention of the City to comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) in all respects. If an attendee or participant at a Public Hearing needs special assistance beyond what is normally provided, the City will attempt to accommodate these persons in every reasonable manner. Requests for reasonable accommodations shall be made at least 48 hours prior to the Public Hearing by contacting [email protected] or call 201-547-6910.

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Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)

*Please note* that although the release says that only people who pay water/sewer bills directly are eligible, the FAQ on the program webpage states (correctly) that renters can be eligible in some circumstances if they pay for water/sewer via rent.

Priority will also be given to families with elderly or disabled household members and/or with children under the age of five, no matter which category they fall into.

To be eligible for LIHWAP assistance, applicants must be water/wastewater bill holders who are responsible for paying their water and sewer bills directly to the vendors. Also, applicants’ total gross household income must be at or below 60% of the state median Income ($6,439 a month for a family of four). The LIHWAP frequently asked questions webpage has additional information about maximum income limits and other items.

For more information and to apply:

  1. Application Portal-DCAid
  2. 1-800-510-3102 (For those who do not have access to computers or the internet)
  4. LIHWAP frequently asked questions
  5. FAQ

Participants in the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) are automatically eligible for LIHWAP assistance as long as they are water/wastewater bill holders.


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