Community Development

Camden County’s Office of Community Development offers a wide range of services. Programs include the Home Improvement Program (HIP), programs for first time homebuyers, municipal construction projects, and social services projects.
 
For Public Review
 

Camden County Five-Year Consolidated Plan Community Survey

Camden County is in the process of preparing a Five-Year Consolidated Plan for the program years 2020-2024 and an Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing Choice report.  These documents are required by the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to distribute funds for the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and other federal programs. These documents affect municipalities and organizations across the County, and input from residents, county agencies and services organizations are vital to identifying needs and allocating resources.  For this reason, we are asking individuals to complete this online survey as part of the planning process. This will help us gather as much input as possibleIt is important that we receive your input in order to prepare a complete and accurate plan that effectively reflects our County’s needs and priorities.  The results of the survey will be included in the Draft Consolidated Plan and Analysis of Impediments report which will be available for public comment and discussed at public hearings in April 2020. Take Survey Here.

 

Camden County has completed its first draft of the FY 2021 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Annual Action Plan which is funded by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and includes, federal HOME Investment Partnership (HOME) funds, Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) funds.  The purpose of the County’s Annual Action Plan is to improve the housing and living conditions of its residents, especially the extremely low- , low- and moderate-income households; the homeless and persons with special needs; upgrade and improve the public and community facilities in the County; improve and expand the public services for residents of the County; and promote economic development opportunities for all residents. 

The County intends to submit their Annual Action Plan on or before June 21, 2021 to the HUD Newark Office.  The first drafts of the Annual Action Plan is available to the public for review on the County’s Community Development website https://www.camdencounty.com/service/community-development/ . The public review and comment period will take place from May 10, 2021 through June 10, 2021, during which period the public is invited to address written comments to:  Camden County Community Development, 520 Market Street, Camden, NJ  08102 or emailanthony.bianco@camdencounty.com

 

Notice of Award

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development has awarded Camden County $2,147,747 in Emergency Solutions Grants (ESG) Program funds as Authorized by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act), Public Law 116-136. These special ESG funds are to be used to prevent, prepare for, and respond to the coronavirus pandemic 2019 (COVID-19) among individuals and families who are homeless or receiving prevention activities to mitigate the impacts of COVID-19.

As a result of COVID-19, the County has experienced a significant loss in homeless shelter capacity due social distancing and capacity limits. Camden County intends to use these ESG funds to create and operate a new homeless shelter for those displaced by COVID-19.

 

Notice of Funds Available

The Southern New Jersey Continuum of Care is accepting applications for renewal projects from eligible organizations for 2021 HUD Funding.  For more information, Click Here

NOFA Announcement: https://cpachvi.org/blog/

 

Invitation to Request for Proposals

 

Downloads and Notices

 

Contacts

Anthony Bianco (Director)
520 Market Street, 12th Floor
Camden, New Jersey 08102
856-225-5559
 
Kurt Rotan (Project Manager)
856-374-6095
  • HIP Contractor Liaison
Tracy Wilson 
(856) 374-6200
  • Municipal Construction Projects
  • Social Services Projects
Melissa Snype
(856) 374-6151
  • First Time Home Owner
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Rental Assistance
1-800-331-7272
 
 
 
 

 

Contacts:  

Anthony Bianco

Director