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  • Four Jackson Square (39 Kearney Ave)
    Jersey City, NJ 07305

    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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 The City of Jersey City (“City”) is seeking applications from for-profit entities, nonprofit entities, and public entities to award funds for the purpose of developing affordable housing and public facility improvements. The funds have been made available to the City through Long Term Tax Exemption contributions under N.J.S.A. § 40A:20-1 et seq. a.k.a Jersey City’s Affordable Housing Trust Fund (“AHTF”), the Department of Housing and Urban Development (“HUD”) in accordance with the HOME Partnerships Program (“HOME”, 24 CFR Part 92), HOME American Rescue Plan Program (“HOME ARP”, Notice CPD-21-10), and Community Development Block Grant (“CDBG”, 24 CFR Part 57).

HOME, HOME ARP, and AHTF funds shall be used for the rehabilitation or preservation of existing very low-, low- and/or moderate-income affordable housing; the construction of new very low-, low- and/or moderate- income affordable housing; or in limited instances, for the acquisition of property to create affordable housing, pursuant to terms applicable to the respective program. Funds awarded under the HOME, HOME ARP, and AHTF programs is for gap financing needed to complete residential housing affordable projects. Only non-profit and public entities are eligible to use a portion of the fund award for predevelopment costs.

CDBG funds shall be used for public and community facility projects that provide new or expanded services that will benefit clientele that are principally low- and moderate income Jersey City residents. Eligible activities include but are not limited to the acquisition of real property and the construction, rehabilitation, and installation of public infrastructure, parks, neighborhood facilities and special needs facilities.

All interested entities must: (1) complete an application for grant funds; (2) provide proof of status of being organized under State and Federal laws; (3) comply with all local, state, and federal obligations; and (4) commence construction proposed in their application for grant funds no later than one year from the date of the award.

Additionally, all interested entities that seek funding for affordable
housing projects must (1) demonstrate successful completion of at least one other significant housing project; and (2) provide proof of receipt of additional funds from any other source(s) to complete the proposed housing project.

Applications will be available from
December 6, 2023 through January 19, 2024 on Jersey City’s website at the following web address:
The deadline for submission of applications is Friday, January 19, 2024 at 11:59 P.M. No proposals will be accepted after this date.

The RFP Information Session will be hosted on or about December 6 at 11 A.M. in the Board Room at 4 Jackson Square, Jersey City with
a virtual attendance option available. Access to the virtual meeting will be available on the City of Jersey Division of Community Development website on the day of the session.

Any questions pertaining to this Public Notice may be addressed to:
Deja Anderson, Director
HEDC / Division of Community Development
39 Kearney Ave, 4 Jackson Square
Jersey City, NJ 07305

Questions pertaining to this Public Notice may also be directed to the Division of Community Development via phone at 201-547-6910 or
via email at [email protected] or [email protected]

Nonprofit Grant Opportunities and Guidance

Our neighborhood partners, such as nonprofit organizations, public institutions, and developers, receive grants from the Division of Community Development. Learn how your organization can receive funding for the upcoming year!

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