Community Development Block Grant (CDBG)

The Cherry Hill Township Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Entitlement Program, as administered by the US Department of Housing & Urban Development (HUD), allocates annual grants to develop viable communities by providing decent housing, a suitable living environment and opportunities to expand economic opportunities, principally for low- and moderate-income persons.

2022 Annual Action Plan Public Notice

The Township of Cherry Hill is seeking public comment on the Township’s Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) 2022 Annual Action Plan (AAP).  As an entitlement community under the CDBG program, the Township expects to receive a formula allocation from HUD for the 2022 AAP (Program Year 2022-2023) of approximately $465,000. These funds may be used for eligible activities, as authorized by Title 1 of the Housing & Community Development Act (HCDA) of 1974, as amended.

A copy of the draft 2022 Annual Action Plan can be found by clicking here

 PUBLIC HEARINGS

Cherry Hill Township will hold a virtual public hearing on the Township’s Draft 2022 Annual Action Plan on March 9, 2022 at 4pm via Zoom (login information below).  The purpose of this hearing is to obtain comments on overall community need for the Consolidated Plan.  Given the current public health crisis, virtual public hearings are being held via the Zoom online meeting platform in lieu of in-person hearings.  Members of the public will be given the opportunity to speak during this hearing to verbally submit their public comment. 

All interested individuals and organizations are invited and encouraged to attend these public hearings. Persons interested in attending the hearings who require interpretive assistance (i.e. – hearing impaired or non-English speaking), or other accommodation, shall notify the Cherry Hill Township Department of Community Development at least five (5) working days prior to the meeting in order to make the appropriate arrangements by calling (856) 488-7870. 

Zoom Meeting Login Information

Wednesday, March 9, 2022, 4PM

Join from a PC, Mac, iPad, iPhone or Android device:

Please click this URL to join. https://cherryhillnj.zoom.us/j/88157578757

Or join by phone:

    Dial +1 (929) 205 6099  

    Webinar ID: 881 5757 8757

     International numbers available: https://cherryhillnj.zoom.us/u/keaiFqj9rz

ANNUAL ACTION PLAN PUBLIC REVIEW & CITIZEN COMMENTS

After the March 9th Public Hearing the Township’s Draft 2022 Annual Action Plan will be available for public review for a period of 30 days beginning once the HUD Allocations are announced (date yet to be determined). Given the current public health crisis, these plans will be available for public review online only on the following website:  http://www.cherryhill-nj.com/152/Community-Development-Block-Grant-CDBG.  Please check back regularly for the draft plan.

All citizens are encouraged to offer comments at the virtual public hearings or by writing to the Cherry Hill Township Department of Community Development, 820 Mercer Street, Cherry Hill, NJ 08002, ATTN: Cosmas Diamantis, Director of Community Development. Comments may also be provided via email at cdiamantis@chnj.gov. 

COVID Rental and Mortgage Assistance

Applications for rental and mortgage assistance for those adversely affected by the COVID-19 pandemic are now available.  Follow the link on the left side of the page for more information on how to apply.  

2020 to 2024 CDBG Consolidated Plan

2015 to 2019 CDBG Consolidated Plan

In 2015, Cherry Hill Township completed its Consolidated Plan, which outlines CDBG-funded activities. The Consolidated Plan is a plan of five years in length, which describes community needs, resources, priorities, and proposed activities to be undertaken, which includes a plan to affirmatively further fair housing and a citizen participation plan.

2010 to 2014 CDBG Consolidated Plan

In 2010, Cherry Hill Township completed its Consolidated Plan, which outlines CDBG-funded activities.

The Consolidated Plan is a plan of five years in length, which describes community needs, resources, priorities, and proposed activities to be undertaken, which includes a plan to affirmatively further fair housing and a citizen participation plan.

Annual Action Plans (2010 to 2014)

For each program year, grantees must submit an update to HUD, referred to as an Action Plan. The Action Plan describes the specific planned uses for HUD programs, including CDBG, as well as certain other program requirements.

Annual Reporting (2010 to 2014)

Grantees are also required to submit a Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER) 90 days after the end of the grantee’s program year. The CAPER must also include detailed information on progress towards addressing priorities, goals, and objectives outlined in a grantee’s Consolidated Plan.

If there are any questions concerning the CDBG Entitlement Program, please contact Lorissa Luciani, PP, AICP, Director of Community Development, Monday through Friday from 9 AM to 5 PM at (856) 488-7870 or by TTY at (856) 661-4783.