Together, We Can "HouseNJ"
The time is NOW for our elected officials to implement bold policies and investments address housing affordability, stability and security, making NJ more affordable for generations to come. That’s why we launched HouseNJ, our campaign to ensure housing security and stability for all NJ residents. Click here to urge our public officials at every level of government to invest crucial resources to create more homes that are safe and affordable, expand rental assistance and protect our most vulnerable neighbors. Together, we can HouseNJ! Learn more at www.hcdnnj.org/housenj.

NJ 6th Most Expensive Rental Market, Study Finds
In a new national report, New Jersey ranked 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 people earning the lowest incomes, and the Housing and Community Development Network of New Jersey (the Network), the statewide housing and community development association. Read More

Upcoming Events and Meetings

Morris County A-Team Meetings 2021:
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Upcoming Network Events: For more information, contact Arnold Cohen, Senior Policy Coordinator at [email protected]

First Friday Member Discussion
June 3, 2022

Legislative Week
Monday, June 13 to Friday, June 17
Legislative Kickoff Lunch: Monday, June 13

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

Morris

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.

Resources

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)

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.