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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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Morris County CAPER Draft Available

A draft of the County of Morris Consolidated Annual Performance Evaluation Report (CAPER) for the period July 1, 2019 through June 30, 2020 is now available for public inspection. This report covers the Community Development Block Grant, HOME Investment Partnerships and Emergency Solutions Grant Program activities administered by the County. This report contains information including: 1) Summary of the resources and accomplishments, 2) Status of actions taken during the year to implement the goals outlined in the Consolidated Plan, and 3) evaluation of the progress made during the year in addressing identified priority needs and objectives.

A copy of this report is available online.

A copy can be emailed directly to ensure handicap accessibility and/or translation for persons with limited English speaking ability. Questions and/or comments may be directed, through September 28, 2020, to Timothy J. Tansey, Director of Community Development Programs, at the address above or by phone 973.285-6060 (TDD Users: 7-1-1; NJ Telecommunications Relay Center) or email to [email protected].

The Consolidated Annual Performance Evaluation Report will be submitted to the Department of Housing and Urban Development on or about September 29, 2020.

Persons requiring this information in an alternative format or other language should contact the Department.

Este es un aviso según las regulaciones Federales del 24CFR, Parte 91 de HUD, que la participación de los residentes del Condado de Morris es necesaria para revisar el informe del año fiscal 2019 del Condado de Morris. Este informe que se ha preparado, es llamado el “CAPER” (por sus siglas en inglés)-Desempeño Anual Consolidado sobre los programas de la Oficina de Community Development y las becas federales “Block Grant”, “HOME”, y “Emergency Solutions Grant”. Este informe contiene información que incluye: 1.) Un resumen de los recursos y logros, 2.) Las acciones que se tomaron durante el año, acontecimientos de los objetivos del plan consolidado y 3.) la evaluación del progreso que se realizó durante el año sobre las necesidades y objetivos identificados en el plan.

COMENTARIO PÚBLICO

Los residentes tienen la oportunidad de comentar sobre el “CAPER” hasta el 28 de septiembre del 2020. El CAPER se puede revisar en la red electrónica: https://hs.morriscountynj.gov/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/Morris-County-CAPER-2019-DISPLAY-COPY.pdf

Se puede enviar una copia por correo electrónico directamente para garantizar la accesibilidad para discapacitados y / o la traducción para personas con capacidad limitada para hablar inglés. Pueden comentar o hacer preguntas al Sr. Timothy Tansey en la dirección de la Oficina del Condado. El Condado someterá el “CAPER” a HUD el 28 de septiembre del 2020. Email: [email protected]

Substantial Amendment to FY 2019 for CARES Act Funds

“The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act,” CARES Act which was signed into law on March 27, 2020, provides funds through the CDBG, ESG, and HOPWA programs. The CARES Act provides for allocations of funds to prevent, prepare for, and respond to coronavirus.

Morris County has taken stock of local needs and the parameters of each of the programs and determined how the funds allocated will be used in this community. Read the Substantial Amendment to FY 2019 for CARES Act Funds.

Notice of Availability – Amended Citizen Participation Plan

Morris County has prepared an amendment to the Citizen Participation Plan (the Plan) for the County’s Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) and HOME Programs from the US Dept. of HUD. The Plan outlines the County’s responsibilities for engaging the public in this time of the pandemic on the development and amendment of its Consolidated Plan, Annual Action Plans, and the Comprehensive Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER) and any future HUD applications. The Plan has been amended to include the use of virtual meetings and shortened public notice in time of emergency per guidance from HUD.

Anyone wishing to comment on the Plan or make further inquiry may do so by email to Timothy Tansey at [email protected]. The plan will be on display and comments will be received from April 15 through April 30, 2020.

The Board of Chosen Freeholders will be asked to approve the plan at their regular meeting on May 13, 2020.  The meetings are available by call in – confirm on the county website.

La información será proporcionada en español a petición.

Limited English Proficiency Four Prong Analysis And Language Assistance Plan

It is the policy of the County of Morris Division of Community Development to take reasonable steps to provide meaningful access to its programs and activities for persons with Limited English Proficiency (LEP). Read the updated LEP Plan.

Notice of Availability – Citizen Participation Plan

Morris County has prepared an amended Citizen Participation Plan for the Community Development Block Grant program from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development(HUD).  This plan outlines the County’s responsibilities for obtaining citizen comment on the Consolidated Plan, Annual Plans, Plan Amendments, the Analysis Impediments to Fair Housing, the Comprehensive Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER) and any other HUD application should the County undertake one.  The Citizen Participation Plan will be on public display for a period of 15 days. All comments received by January 29, 2020 will be considered.

Anyone wishing to comment on the plan may do so in writing to:

Morris County Division of Human Services
Division of Community & Behavioral Health Services
Office of Community Development
PO 900, Morristown, New Jersey 07963-0900

Or [email protected]
Telephone (973) 285-6060
(TDD Users: 7-1-1; NJ Telecommunications Relay Center)

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.

Analysis of Impediments

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.