Out of Reach 2022
According to an annual, national report, New Jersey is the sixth most expensive location for renters. The report, Out of Reach, was jointly released by the National Low Income Housing Coalition (NLIHC), a research and advocacy organization dedicated solely to achieving affordable and decent homes for the lowest income people, and the Housing and Community Development Network of New Jersey (the Network). Learn more at www.hcdnnj.org/oor.

Upcoming Events and Meetings

Morris County A-Team Meetings 2022:

Upcoming Network Events: For more information, contact Arnold Cohen, Senior Policy Coordinator at [email protected]

First Friday Member Discussion
September 9, 2022

Under One Roof
Friday, October 21, 2022

Become a Member!

With over 250 members of affordable housing and community development corporations, individuals and others who support the creation of homes and economic opportunity for low- and moderate- income residents, the Network's goal is to make housing and community choices more balanced and equitable. We are proud to be NJ's premiere source for public policy advocacy, technical assistance and training resources, and cutting-edge research for our partners' community revitalization efforts. Click here to learn more!

Our members include:

  • Nonprofit affordable housing and 
    community development organizations
  • Community organizing agencies
  • Other community-based nonprofit organization
  • Technical assistance providers
  • Various social service agencies
  • Financial institutions
  • Builders and developers

County Background


The Network supports advocates in Morris County who meet as the Morris Housing Alliance a consortium of affordable housing developers, organizations working to end homelessness and others supporting that effort like the Food Pantry and banks.

They meet regularly with elected representatives to ensure that their voice is being heard. Two projects they are working on:

  • Establishment of a Morris County Homeless Trust Fund (HTF): Developing a "white paper" that will present the case for a HTF in Morris. It will draw on the experience to-date from the other 11 NJ counties that have implemented a HTF so far. It will clearly show how funds raised can be used to meet critical Morris County needs and fill service gaps from other funding streams. It will recommend an implementation plan.

  • Drew Neighbors in Need Landlord Support Project: The project aims to provide enhanced incentives to local landlords to house our most vulnerable population.


The following is a list of food, healthcare, housing, and financial resources along with resources for families, children, and seniors. Additional resources can be found here on our main resources page.

Morris County Housing Resource Guide (English/Spanish)

Morris County Resource List Provided by the Morris County Provider Resource Committee

Emergency Assistance
An explanation of Emergency Assistance from the NJ Department of Human Services Division of Family Development.

SEED: Growing our Communities Program
Sponsored in partnership by the Network and New Jersey Community Capital (NJCC), this program provides HCDNNJ members and non-members access to low-cost, pre-development loans to support their economic development projects.

New Jersey HUD Certified Housing Counseling Organizations
This listing is of the HUD certified housing counseling organization that are part of the Network's housing intermediary sub grantee group.

Homelessness Trust Fund
This toolkit is to assist advocates in their efforts to help create County Homeless Trust Funds. Here you'll find a fact sheet, endorsements, model ordinance and county plans.