Housing & Community Development
Contact:

Christina Velázquez, Supervising Program Development Specialist

Gloucester County Planning Department
Housing and Community Development

1200 N. Delsea Drive, Building E
Clayton, NJ 08312
(856) 307-6664
(856) 307-6656 FAX
cvelazquez@co.gloucester.nj.us
 

Community Development Block Grant Program Five Year Consolidated Plan Public Notice

2020-2024 Public Notice of Virtual Hearing

Due to Governor Murphy’s Executive Order on March 21, 2020 prohibiting social gatherings and ordering residents to stay at home, the County will be conducting its public hearings using an online meeting tool. These virtual public hearings will include a robust presentation of information and permit members of the public to provide feedback and comments.
The virtual public hearing will be held on April 24, 2020 at 5pm. 

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                    Gloucester County Community Needs Survey                
                                            https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/JLWDM26

The Consolidated Plan will describe the County's housing needs, non-housing community development needs and homelessness needs. Your responses to the following survey will help us prepare those summaries and describe our strategies for addressing those issues during the next five years.


In addition to the Consolidated Plan, the County is also preparing an Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing Choice (AI). The goal of the AI is to collect data to determine the current state of Fair Housing compliance, identify any impediments to Fair Housing, and make recommendations to address those impediments. The Federal Fair Housing Act makes it illegal to discriminate in housing because of race, color, religion, gender, age, national origin, disability/handicap, family status, etc.

This is an anonymous survey. Responses will be summarized and individual responses will not be shared. Please complete this survey only once. The survey will remain open until May 1, 2020.   Please forward a link to this survey to anyone else that you feel would be interested in participating.

Thank you for your time and participation!

The Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program and HOME Investment Partnership (HOME) Program are managed through the Office of Housing and Community Development under the authority  of the Gloucester County Planning Department. The Division works on projects to strengthen communities and to expand opportunities for low-and-moderate income households throughout Gloucester County. The mission of the Gloucester County CDBG/HOME Program is to enhance the quality of life for low to moderate income residents of Gloucester County by:

  • Upgrading public facilities and infrastructure;
  • Supporting new or increased levels of public services;
  • Improving housing and homeless conditions and increasing affordable housing; and
  • Providing economic opportunities in an efficient, responsive, and non-discriminating manner through organizational partnerships, available resources, and innovative approaches.

The primary objective continues to be the development of viable urban communities by providing decent housing, a suitable living environment, and expanding economic opportunities, principally for persons of low-moderate income.

The Community Development Block Grant Program (CDBG) provides eligible metropolitan cities and urban counties (called "entitlement communities") with annual direct grants that they can use to revitalize neighborhoods, expand affordable housing and economic opportunities, and/or improve community facilities and services, principally to benefit low- and moderate-income persons.

CDBG Projects & Program Activities:

·        Owner Occupied Rehabilitation Program   
·         Improvements to Public Facilities
·         Public Services
·         Infrastructure Improvements
·         Program Administration

The HOME Investment Partnership Program (HOME) was established by HUD to expand the amount of decent, safe, and affordable housing. HOME is the largest Federal block grant to State and local governments designed exclusively to create affordable housing for low-income households.  HOME provides formula grants to States and localities that communities use-often in partnership with local nonprofit groups-to fund a wide range of activities that build, buy, and/or rehabilitate affordable housing for rent or homeownership or provide direct rental assistance to low-income people.

Home Programs:

·         First-Time Homebuyer’s Program
·         Housing Production through Community Housing Development Organizations (CHDO's)
·         Owner-Occupied Housing Rehabilitation Program 
·         Tenant-Based Rental Assistance