Neighborhood Enhancement Program
The Neighborhood Enhancement Program was created to address the affordable housing shortage exacerbated by Superstorm Sandy. The program’s intent is to assist local governments and affordable housing developers in stabilizing neighborhoods at risk of blight through the rehabilitation or re-use of properties that are abandoned, foreclosed and vacant.
The program, which is funded through federal Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Disaster Recovery dollars, provides zero-interest loans to non-profit and for-profit developers to purchase and convert foreclosed, vacant or abandoned properties, including underutilized lots, into affordable housing units in the nine counties most impacted by Sandy as determined by the federal government (Atlantic, Bergen, Cape May, Essex, Hudson, Middlesex, Monmouth, Ocean and Union).
Developers of all Neighborhood Enhancement Program projects must affirmatively market the affordable housing units in Sandy-impacted communities to people who remain displaced by Sandy. Also, during the first three months of lease-up for all Neighborhood Enhancement Program projects, priority must be given to Sandy-impacted individuals who registered for Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) assistance or who rented an apartment or owned a primary residence that was no longer habitable because of Sandy damage.
Am I eligible for one of these affordable housing units?
Households whose income is at or below 80 percent of the area median income for their area as defined by the federal government are eligible to rent an affordable housing unit.
How do I apply?
Households are unable to directly apply to the State for an affordable housing unit under this program. However, as the housing units are available for occupancy, they will be subject to the income qualifications.
For more information on available affordable housing units, prospective renters or homeowners can directly contact the developers participating in the Neighborhood Enhancement Program. Please see the list below for contact information. People may also visit the New Jersey Housing Resource Center to review available housing units.
|Developer Name||Project Name||Project Type||# of Units||Address||Town||Phone Number|
|324 Fourth LLC||324 Fourth Street||Rental||4||324 Fourth Street||Jersey City||(914) 589-7405|
|525-529 South Seventeenth Street, LLC||525-529 South Seventieth Street||For Sale||2||525-529 South Seventeenth Street||Newark||(201) 963-3668|
|82 First St Elizabeth Housing LLC||82 First Street||Rental||6||82 First Street||Elizabeth||(908) 289-9007|
|A&A Construction, Inc.||Alpine Street Apartments||Rental||6||85, 87 and 89 West Alpine Street||Newark||(609) 760-1161|
|A&A Construction, Inc.||Fabyan Place Apartments||Rental||6||107-109 Fabyan Place and 24-26 Birks Place.||Newark||(609) 760-1161|
|Bertoldi Realty Corp.||Dodd Street||Rental||5||333 Dodd Street.||East Orange||(973) 414-1367|
|Cara Development, LLC||269 2nd Avenue West||For Sale||4||269-271 Second Avenue West||Newark||(201) 963-3668|
|Central Orange Village, LLC||NEP 2014 Central Village||Rental||7||164, 172 and 185 Parrow Street and 166 Taylor Street||Orange||(973) 744-5410|
|Community Works LLC||Newark Community Works||Rental||7||49 Hansford Street, 69 Merchant Street and 20 Lentz Street||Newark||(973) 491-9494|
|Dolphin Creek LLC||Neighborhood Enhancement Program – Dolphin, LLC||Rental||3||455 West Spicer Avenue and 442-444 West Garfield Avenue.||Wildwood||(856) 875-1600|
|Essex Community Land Trust||Housing for All – Bloomfield||For Sale||3||31 La France Avenue, 78 Thomas and 544 Broughton||Bloomfield||(973) 783-7801|
|Fast Developer LLC||Barrister Homes||Rental||4||394-396 Avon Avenue.||Newark||(908) 220-3650|
|Front Porch Developments LLC||Long Branch NEP Scattered Site Redevelopment||Rental||6||Scattered Sites||Long Branch||(973) 783-5667|
|Front Porch Developments LLC||NEP Long Branch II||Rental||6||Scattered Sites||Long Branch||(973) 783-5667|
|Greater Bergen Community Action, Inc.||NEP Cliffside Park Condominiums||For Sale||4||148 Oakwood Avenue.||Cliffside Park||(201) 968-0200|
|Greater Plainfield Habitat for Humanity, Inc.||1036 Third Street||For Sale||1||1036 West Third Street||Plainfield||(908) 769-5292 x 9|
|Greater Plainfield Habitat for Humanity, Inc.||Habitat Home in Highland Park||For Sale||1||236 South Tenth Avenue.||Highland Park||(908) 769-5292|
|Habitat for Humanity Cape May County||Middle Township Habitat 2014-15 Development||For Sale||4||303 and 311 Sumner Street, 311 West Anna Street and 209 Reeves Street.||Middle Township||(609) 602-8031|
|Homes of Montclair Ecumenical Corp.||127 Valley Road Condominium Development||For Sale||6||127 Valley Road.||Montclair||(973) 744-4141|
|Magill Real Estate Holdings, LLC||279 Second Street||Rental||6||279 Second Street.||Elizabeth||(908) 558-0284|
|Magill Real Estate Holdings, LLC||1175 Mary Street||Rental||6||1175 Mary Street.||Elizabeth||(908) 558-0284|
|MAR Acquisition Group||313-315 Second Street||Rental||6||313-315 Second Street.||Elizabeth||(908) 289-9007|
|Metuchen Community Services Corporation||Wayne Street Affordable Housing||Rental||4||156-158 Wayne Street.||Perth Amboy||(732) 324-8200|
|Metuchen Community Services Corporation||Main Street Affordable Housing||Rental||7||268 Main Street.||South Amboy||(732) 324-8200|
|Morris Habitat for Humanity||Lawrie Street Home Ownership Project||For Sale||1||440 Lawrie Street.||Perth Amboy||(973) 891-1934|
|Ocean Community Economic Action Now, Inc.||Pierce’s Woods||Rental||6||Baldwin, Nolan, Nixon and Latimar Avenues.||Berkeley Township||(732) 244-5333|
|Orange Housing Development Corporation||Oakwood Avenue||Rental||7||203 Oakwood Avenue.||Orange||(973) 677-4577|
|Pleasantville Housing and Redevelopment Corporation||Mid Town South Scattered Site||Rental||4||Scattered Sites||Pleasantville||(609) 646-3023|
|RPM Development LLC||Ballantine Mansion||Rental||7||527-533 Mt. Prospect Avenue||Newark||(973) 744-5410|
|Rukenstein and Associates||Society Hill Affordable Housing||Rental||7||Scattered Sites||Galloway Township||(609) 730-8138|
|V G Properties One LLC||Renaissance Plaza||Rental||6||145 Philadelphia Avenue.||Egg Harbor City||(609) 965-0303|
|Woodlands Residential, LLC||Woodland Townhomes||For Sale||7||257, 261, 263, 265, 267, 269 and 271 Woodland Avenue.||East Orange||(201) 886-7800|