Office of Community Development

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The Office of Community Development is located at 1 Medical Drive, Morris Plains, NJ 07950.

Public transportation is available via the OTA-Medical Drive Shuttle or NJ Transit Bus Route 873.

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Mandatory Public Hearing for 2020 Grant Applications – November 14, 2019

We will conduct a mandatory day and evening Orientation Meetings/Public Hearing for potential applicants applying for the 2020 grant cycle on Thursday, November 14, 2019. Both Orientation Meetings will be conducted at 1 Medical Drive, Suite 100, Morris Plains, NJ at the following conference rooms and locations:

  • 2:30 PM – Conference Room #82
  • 5:30 PM – Conference Room #81

Draft 2018 Comprehensive Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER)

Comprehensive Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER)

Five Year Consolidated Plan & Annual Action Plans

The Five-Year Consolidated Plan laid out a strategic plan containing housing goals, community development goals, homeless and special population goals, economic development goals, and planning goals.

About Us

The Office of Community Development serves 38 municipalities of Morris County through its administration of the:

  • Community Development Block Grant
    • CDBG grants are available to non-profits and participating municipalities applying for grants to fund activities within the realms of infrastructure and improvements, services, facilities and creation of affordable housing.
  • HOME Investment Partnerships
    • HOME grants are similarly available and target activities involving the creation of affordable housing; the Office also funds a Tenant Based Rental Assistance program.
  • Emergency Solutions Grant
    • ESG is geared toward providers dealing with homelessness.

The Office’s Homeowner Housing Rehabilitation Program (El Programa para la Reparación de Viviendas) serves to maintain affordable housing by enabling homeowners, experiencing major systems’ failures, to remain in their homes; it also assists towns in satisfying their affordable housing obligations.