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.

2018 Grant Cycle, Reallocation of CDBG and HOME Funds Meeting

Please be advised that the Department of Human Services, Division of Community & Behavioral Health, Office of Community Development, will conduct a mandatory day and evening Orientation Meetings/Public Hearing for potential applicants applying for the 2018 grant cycle on October 26, 2017. Get more details about this meeting.

CAPER Drafts to be Submitted on September 28

A draft of the County of Morris Consolidated Annual Performance Evaluation Report (CAPER) for the period July 1, 2016 through June 30, 2017 is now available for public inspection.  It 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
  3. Evaluation of the progress made during the year in addressing identified priority needs and objectives

Read the Morris County CAPER and the Parsippany CAPER.

These will be submitted to the Department of Housing and Urban Development on or about September 28. Questions and/or comments may be directed, through September 27, 2017, to Timothy J. Tansey, Director of Community Development Programs, at 973-285-6060.

2018 Grant Applications Posted

The 2018 CDBG, HOME, and ESG grant applications are now available. Visit the Grant Applications page to learn more and download the forms.

Comprehensive Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER) for F.Y. 2015

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.