The Office of Community Development is responsible for:
Community Development and HUD Grants
Supporting affordable housing programs
Emergency shelter and homeless programs
Fair housing education, outreach, complaints and enforcement
First-time home buyers program
Housing improvement assistance
Assistance to Fair Housing Board and Community Development Committee
Draft 2013 Annual Action Plan & Executive Summary
Homeless Services Agencies
Continuum of Care Notice
For over twenty years, Monmouth County's Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program has been administered and monitored by the Community Development Division which works with participating communities and various non-profit agencies on a variety of activities that benefit low and moderate income households.
The county's yearly Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) of almost $4,000,000 is used for the county's Housing Improvement Program, Fair Housing Board and Office, and Emergency Home Repair Program as well as for non-profit and municipal projects. Housing rehabilitation loans were made through the Division's Housing Improvement Program. These loans provided housing improvement assistance to low and moderate income homeowners for structural, roofing, heating, plumbing and electrical improvements.
The CDBG program rehabilitates homes under the Mount Laurel Home Repair Program which the Housing Improvement Program administers for the City of Long Branch, the Townships of Freehold, Millstone and Wall, and the Borough of Manasquan. The program also operates the Rental Rehabilitation Program, designed to assist landlords to improve rental properties for low and moderate income tenants.
As an annual recipient of federal Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds, Monmouth County is required to affirmatively further fair housing. To comply with this requirement, the Monmouth County Fair Housing Board provides policy and guidance in compliance with state and federal Fair Housing laws to protect the rights of all Monmouth County residents.
Owen Redmond, Community Development Director
Sharon Rafter, Assistant Community Development Director
Mary Lee Gilmore, Fair Housing Officer
Raymond Jarmer, Senior Cost Estimator
Ralph Apicelli, Senior Cost Estimator
Doug Rice, Administrative Analyst 2 - Data Processing
Debra Dovedytis, Assistant Program Analyst
Phone: 732-431-7490 Fax: 732-308-2995