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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Notice of Availability – Citizen Participation Plan

Morris County has prepared an amended Citizen Participation Plan for the Community DevelopmentBlock 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, AnnualPlans, 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)

Consolidated Plan and Annual Action Plan Meeting – January 16, 2020

We’ll be holding a meeting on January 16, 6:30pm, at the Morristown Library, 1 Miller Road, Morristown on January 16, 2020. he purpose of the hearings are to receive input from the community on the needs, goals and objectives for consideration for inclusion in the Housing and Community Development Consolidated Plan for Fiscal Years 2020 to 2024 and to provide information on the application process for FY 2020 funds. Get more information.

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.