County of Monmouth
Monmouth County Division of Planning

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ATTENTION MONMOUTH COUNTY RESIDENTS 

Please be advised that the draft FY2021 Annual Action Plan is available for review during a 30 day public comment period beginning April 5, 2021 and ending May 5, 2021.  Click here to review the draft plan. 

The 2021 Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing  Choice is available for review during a 30 day public comment period beginning April 5, 2021 and ending May 5, 2021. Click here to review the draft document.

A Public Hearing regarding Monmouth County’s 2021 Annual Action Plan, and The Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing Choice Report will be held by the Office of Community Development on Tuesday April 20, 2021 via Web Ex Web Conferencing Service. Please click here for instructions to access the meeting and for information about the public comment periods.

The Monmouth County HOME Investment Partnership Committee will review FY2021 grant application submissions on Thursday April 8, 2021 at 9:00am via WebEx Web Conference service. Click here for instructions to access the meeting.

Notice of Public Comment 

The Monmouth County Office of Community Development is proposing to amend the FY2019 One Year Action Plan Component of the 2015-2019 Consolidated Plan. This amendment outlines proposed expenditures for the CARES act Community Development Block Grant Round 3 allocation. For information about the public comment period click here

  • To review the CARES act substantial amendment to the FY 2019  Annual Action Plan click here 
The Monmouth County Office of Community Development is proposing to amend the FY2018 One Year Action Plan Component of the 2015-2019 Consolidated Plan. To review the substantial amendment click here.  For information about the 30 day public comment period click here.

 

FY2020-2024 Consolidated Plan and FY2020 Annual Action Plan: Click here to review the plans  

Citizen Particpation Plan Updates:The Monmouth County Office of Community Development has updated the Citizen Participation Plan. To review the document click here.

The Monmouth County Office of Community Development in line with guidance issued March 30, 2020  from the Acting Assistant Secretary of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development  amended the Citizen Participation Plan to expedite actions ito respond to COVID-19.  To review the amendment click here.

The Community Development Office is currently accepting First-Time Homebuyers Applications - click here. Please email communitydevelopment@co.monmouth.nj.us for more information or call 732-431-7460. 


Monmouth County Community Development

The Community Development section coordinates, implements, and monitors compliance under several federal grant programs, including Community Development Block Grant, HOME Investment Partnership Program, Emergency Solutions Grant, and HEARTH homeless assistance grants. 

Staff prepares the County’s 5-Year Consolidated Plan, which identifies the County’s housing and special population needs, and update annually, as required by the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to receive funding and compiles detailed financial and programmatic information to report to HUD on the utilization of federal funding, including extensive data collection and analysis of program beneficiaries.

Working through various committees, Community Development staff oversees an annual budget of more than $7,500,000 in federal grants to fund:

  • Administer the First Time Homebuyer Program (down payment assistance)
  • Support the Fair Housing Board and Office
  • Provide funding for municipal infrastructure projects
  • Assist in financing new construction of affordable housing
  • Oversee home repairs for low income households
  • Provide rental assistance for special needs and at-risk individuals and families
  • Sponsor public services through local nonprofit organizations

The section provides shared services to municipalities through management of municipally funded Mt. Laurel Rehabilitation programs and providing funding and oversight for construction of affordable housing projects to assist municipalities to meet fair share housing obligations.
 
The Community Development section also partners with the County’s Office of Human Services and other stakeholders to eradicate homelessness in the County. In conjunction with Human Services the section applies for HUD’s Continuum of Care (CoC) funding; prepares a  10-Year Plan to End Chronic Homelessness and coordinates with local nonprofit organizations to conduct the annual Point in Time outreach survey.  This effort to identify and report to HUD the number of homeless and at-risk families/individuals in the County is required to obtain annual federal HEARTH funding.

Committees:
  • Community Development Committee
  • Citizen Participation Group (CPG)
  • Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG)
  • HOME Project Review Committee
  • Continuum of Care (CoC) Committee
  • Comprehensive Emergency Assistance System (CEAS)/HEARTH Committee
Additional Information:
Contact:
Laura Kirby, AICP, Community Development Director
Marissa Cortese, Senior Planner  
Debra Dovedytis, Program Specialist 2
Elise Menendez,  Housing Inspector
Matthew Galan, Housing Inspector
Ashley S. Brittain, Assistant Program Analyst
Tracy Winrow, Assistant Program Analyst
Jennifer Ahlfeld, Assistant Administrative Analyst 
Sabrina Dunn, Keyboarding Clerk 

Phone: 732-431-7460     Fax: 732-308-2995


First Time Homebuyer Program | Fair-Housing Office | Home Repair Program