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The Planning Department staff administers a number of programs to serve Ocean County residents through the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).

Community Development Block Grant (CDBG)

One of the most important programs is the Community Development Block Grant Program (CDBG), which is the principal source of federal funding for community development services. CDBG provides eligible metropolitan cities and urban counties (called "entitlement communities with annual direct grants that they can use to revitalize neighborhoods, expand affordable housing and economic opportunities, and/or improve community facilities and services, principally to benefit low- and moderate-income persons."

CDBG Projects & Program Activities:
  • Housing Rehabilitation Program (owner-occupied)
  • Removal of Architectural Barriers (ADA-related)
  • Improvements to Public Facilities
  • Public Services
  • Infrastructure Improvements
  • Transportation Services
  • Program Administration

2015 -2019 Ocean County Five-year Consolidated Plan

The Consolidated Plan is designed to help states and local jurisdictions to assess their affordable housing and community development needs and market conditions, and to make data-driven, place-based investment decisions. The consolidated planning process serves as the framework for a community-wide dialogue to identify housing and community development priorities that align and focus funding from the CPD formula block grant programs: Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program, HOME Investment Partnerships (HOME) Program, Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) Program, and Housing Opportunities for Persons With AIDS (HOPWA) Program.

The Consolidated Plan is carried out through Annual Action Plans, which provide a concise summary of the actions, activities, and the specific federal and non-federal resources that will be used each year to address the priority needs and specific goals identified by the Consolidated Plan.

Grantees report on accomplishments and progress toward Consolidated Plan goals in the Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER).

Housing Rehabilitation program

The purpose of the CDBG/HOME Housing Rehabilitation Program is to bring owner-occupied dwellings up to local and state building codes. All funding under this program is in the form of a ten-year deferred loan. Affordable Housing Administrators is under contract with the County of Ocean to administer the day-to-day operations of the Housing Rehabilitation Program. There is currently a waiting list.

Administering Agency
Affordable Housing Administrators
1401 Beaver Dam Road, Suite 202
PO Box 945
Point Pleasant, NJ 08742

(732) 892-4292
(732) 892-4295 fax

Household Income Limits

The combined current annual income of the owner and all occupants, regardless of relation, must not exceed the Federal maximum income limits established by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). The combined maximum annual income limits are as follows:

ADJUSTED INCOME LIMITS for Ocean County, New Jersey
Effective June 28, 2019
Household Size Extremely Low30% Limits Very Low Income
50% Limits
Low Income
80% Limits
1 Person21,50035,85052,850
2 Person24,60040,95060,400
3 person27,65046,05067,950
4 Person30,70051,15075,500
5 Person33,20055,25081,550
6 Person35,65059,35087,600
7 Person38,10063,45093,650
8 Person40,55067,55099,700
Source: US Department of Housing and Urban Development, June 2019

2019 Meeting Schedule

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Action Plan Pre-Development Public Hearing 129 Hooper Ave., 2nd Floor, Toms River | Cafeteria December 11, 2018
4:00 p.m.
CDBG Organization Meeting 129 Hooper Ave., 2nd Floor, Toms River | Cafeteria December 11, 2018
6:00 p.m.
Project Status Update Letter Due to Ocean County - - December 14, 2018
4:30 p.m.
FY 2019 CDBG APPLICATIONS DUE - - February 15, 2019
4:00 p.m.
Regional Non-Profits/Public Service Sub-Committee 129 Hooper Ave., 1st Floor, Toms River | Planning Conference Room March 5, 2019
10:00 a.m.
CDBG Steering Committee Meeting 129 Hooper Ave., 2nd Floor, Toms River | Cafeteria March 5, 2019
6:00 p.m.
County Housing Advisory Committee (CHAC) 129 Hooper Ave., 1st Floor, Toms River | Planning Conference Room March 7, 2019
10:00 a.m.
Draft Action Plan
Due from Brick, Lakewood, Toms River, & Jackson
- - March 15, 2019
4:30 p.m.
Project Eligibility Determination and CDBG Process - - March 2019 - -
30-Day Public Comment Period - - March 18 – April 17, 2019 - -
Action Plan Public Hearing 129 Hooper Ave., 2nd Floor, Toms River | Cafeteria April 2, 2019
4:30 p.m.
Ocean County Board of Freeholders Pre-Board Meeting 101 Hooper Avenue., 3rd Floor, Toms River | Room 304 April 24, 2019
4:00 p.m.
Ocean County Board of Freeholders Board Meeting
(Authorization to Submit to HUD)
101 Hooper Avenue, 1st Floor, Toms River | Freeholder Meeting Room May 1, 2019
4:00 p.m.
Action Plan Submit to HUD - - May 14, 2019
- -
Consolidated Program Year Begins (CDBG & HOME) - - July 1, 2019 - -