Office of Community Development

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As of November 6, 2017, the Office of Community Development will be 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.

Continuum of Care RFP Rebid – Due December 4

The County is seeking a consultative service to advise on the Morris County Continuum of Care application and all the related requirements that result in HUD homeless service funding to Morris County community providers. Proposals are due on December 4 at 10:00am.

Read the legal notice and download the application.

Public Hearing, CDRS Meeting on December 13

Please be advised that the Department of Human Services, Division of Community & Behavioral Health Services, Office of Community Development will conduct a Public Hearing on December 13, 2018 at 5 p.m. in Room 82, 1 Medical Drive, Suite 100, Morris Plains, New Jersey 07950.  The location is fully accessible to persons with disabilities.

Informacion sera proporcionada en espanol a peticion.

A Community Development Revenue Sharing Advisory Meeting (CDRS) will be held a Public Hearing following the Public Meeting at 5:30 PM.  Formal action will be taken at this meeting:

  1. Formal vote on the Substantial Amendment by the CDRS Committee.

The Substantial Amendment will make changes to the HOME funding in prior years and allocate the additional funding available through the HOME Program to two new projects.

HOME funds are available from:

  • FY 2016 – Cancel Community Hope project $250,000
  • FY 2018 – Program Income received $39,427 and $252,605 in funds unallocated in first round of funding

Funds will be allocated to:

Agency Project Location Amount
Avidd Community Services of New Jersey/Developed by Nouvelle, LLC Development of a single family group home for persons with disabilities Circle Drive Supportive Housing Parsippany NJ  $166,000.00
Dover Veterans Urban Renewal Housing Associates, LLC/

PennRose, LLC General Partner

 Rental housing with 70 family units with 25% set aside for Veterans and their families. Dover Veterans Prospect St. and Chestnut St. Dover, NJ  $370,032.00

Questions and/or comments may be directed through January 7, 2019 to Timothy J. Tansey, Director of Community Development Programs by mail at: Morris County Division of Human Services, Division of Community & Behavioral Health Services, Office of Community Development, POB 900, Morristown, New Jersey 07963-0900 or by telephone (973) 285-6060 (TDD Users: 7-1-1; NJ Telecommunications Relay Center).

Draft 2017 Comprehensive Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER)

The Consolidated Annual Performance Evaluation Report will be submitted to the Department of Housing and Urban Development on or about September 28, 2018. Read the public notice.

Comprehensive Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER)

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.

Five Year Consolidated Plan & Annual Action Plans

Comprehensive Annual Performance and Evaluation Report for F.Y. 2014

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. Read the Fifth Program Year CAPER.

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.