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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 CARES ACT (CDBG-CV)

HUD has allocated $820,810 in CDBG-CV funds to Ocean County to prevent, prepare for and/or respond to the COVID-19 public health crisis. This allocation was authorized by the CARES Act which provides CDBG grantees with flexibilities that make it easier to use CDBG-CV funds through HUD authorized waivers and alternative requirements. The County is allocating the entire $820,810 in CDBG-CV funds to qualified non-profit 501(c)(3) agencies serving Ocean County residents to support a variety of eligible activities.

Applications for funding are currently being accepted from eligible non-profit agencies through Friday, July 17, 2020 @ 4:00 PM. For further information, please review the CDBG-CV Guidelines and Application which can be found below and also under CDBG Application Files.

View CDBG-CV Application

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

2020-2024 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).

View final FY 2019 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) 503-4245

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 July 1, 2020
Household Size Extremely Low
30% Limits
Very Low Income
50% Limits
Low Income
80% Limits
1 Person23,00038,30054,950
2 Person26,50043,80062,800
3 Person29,55049,25070,650
4 Person32,80054,70078,500
5 Person35,45059,10084,800
6 Person38,05063,50091,100
7 Person40,70067,85097,350
8 Person44,12072,250103,650

Five Year Consolidated Plan/FY2020 Meeting Schedule

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County Housing Advisory Committee (CHAC) 129 Hooper Avenue, 1st Floor, Planning Conference Room | Toms RiverDecember 3, 2019 (Tuesday)10:00 a.m.
Housing Surveys Issued- -December 3, 2019 (Tuesday)- -
Consolidated Plan/Action Plan Pre-Development Public Hearing129 Hooper Avenue, 2nd Floor, Cafeteria | Toms RiverDecember 16, 2019 (Monday)5:00 p.m.
CDBG Organization Meeting129 Hooper Avenue, 2nd Floor, Cafeteria | Toms RiverDecember 16, 2019 (Monday)6:00 p.m.
Staff Preparation of Five-Year Consolidated Plan/FY 2020 Action Plan- -Sept. 2019-May 2020- -
Project Status Update Letter Due to Ocean County- -December 20, 2019 (Friday)4:30 p.m.
Housing Surveys Due- -January 14, 2020 (Friday)- -
County Housing Advisory Committee (CHAC) Meeting129 Hooper Avenue, 1st Floor, Planning Conference Room | Toms RiverJanuary 16, 2020 (Thursday)10:00 a.m.
Consolidated Plan Public Meeting 129 Hooper Avenue, 2nd Floor, Cafeteria | Toms RiverJanuary 22, 2020 (Wednesday)5:00 p.m.
Consolidated Plan Public MeetingJackson Twp. Library, 2 Jackson Drive, Jackson, NJ 08527January 30, 2020 (Thursday)6:00 p.m.
Consolidated Plan Public MeetingStafford Twp. Library, 129 N. Main St., Manahawkin, NJ 08050February 6, 2020 (Thursday)6:00 p.m.
FY 2020 CDBG APPLICATIONS DUE- -February 14, 2020 (Friday)4:00 p.m.
Regional Non-Profits/Public Service Sub-Committee129 Hooper Avenue, 1st Floor, Planning Conference Room | Toms RiverMarch 10, 2020 (Tuesday)10:00 a.m.
CDBG Steering Committee Meeting129 Hooper Avenue, 2nd Floor, Cafeteria | Toms RiverMarch 10, 2020 (Tuesday)6:00 p.m.
County Housing Advisory Committee (CHAC)129 Hooper Avenue, 1st Floor, Planning Conference Room | Toms RiverMarch 26, 2020 (Thursday)10:00 a.m.
Draft Consolidated Plan Due from Brick, Lakewood, Toms River, and Jackson- -March 26, 2020 (Thursday)- -
Project Eligibility Determination and CDBG Process- -March 2020- -
30-Day Comment Period Five-Year Consolidated Plan/FY2020 Action Plan- -April 1 - May 1, 2020- -
Consolidated/Action Plan Public Hearing #2129 Hooper Avenue, 2nd Floor, Cafeteria | Toms RiverApril 14, 2020 (Tuesday)6:00 p.m.
Ocean County Board of Freeholders Pre-Board Meeting101 Hooper Avenue, 3rd Floor, Room 304 | Toms RiverApril 29, 2020 (Wednesday)4:00 p.m.
Ocean County Board of Freeholders Board Meeting (Authorization to Submit to HUD)101 Hooper Avenue, 1st Floor, Freeholder Meeting Room | Toms RiverMay 6, 2020 (Wednesday)4:00 p.m.
Five-Year Consolidated/FY 2020 Action Plan Submit to HUD (45 days prior to program year start date)- -May 15, 2020 (Friday)4:00 p.m.
Consolidated Program Year Begins (CDBG & HOME)- -July 1, 2020- -