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 Monmouth County has prepared its Annual Action Plan (AAP) for FY2023. The Annual Plan describes how the County intends to expend the Community Development Block Grant, Home Investment Partnership Program and Emergency Solutions Grant. Public comments on the Draft FY2023 AAP will be received from March 24, 2023-April  24, 2023. A hybrid, virtual and in person public hearing will take place on April 18, 2023. For More Information about the public comment period click here. For information on how to participate in the public hearing click here.

Monmouth County Office of Community Development will be reviewing HOME investment partnership program applications for inclusion in the FY2023 Annual Action Plan at a virtual public meeting on April 25, 2023. For Information on how to participate click here

The Monmouth County Office of Community Development is proposing one substantial amendment to FY2021 Annual Action Plans. Public comments on the proposed reallocations will be collected from March 13, 2023 through April 13, 2023.Written comments can be submitted via email.   Additional information on the public comment period can be found here. 

Monmouth County Community Development Small Business & Non-Profit Assistance Program 

Monmouth County is accepting applications for qualified small businesses, non profits, and microenterprises for reimbursement of eligible expenses incurred as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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

  • 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:
Laura Kirby, AICP, Community Development Director
Marissa Cortese, Senior Planner  
Debra Dovedytis, Program Specialist 2
Elise Menendez,  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

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