Affordable Housing Program

Stafford Township’s Affordable Housing Program is administered by the Community Development Department and the department is the main point of contact with the State of New Jersey, Department of Community Affairs, which administers the Fair Housing Act under the Council on Affordable Housing or COAH. 
 
The Department of Community Affairs is the regulatory agency responsible for implementing rules regarding each municipality’s constitutional obligation to provide affordable housing. Activities include implementing the Township’s certified plan by revising ordinances; creating manuals and establishing procedures to administer and create affordable housing units; coordinating collection and disbursement of development fee funds; coordinating with administrative agents and developers who are providing affordable housing to ensure compliance with State regulations and providing information and applications to potential affordable housing households. Monitoring reports are provided to DCA on a monthly basis regarding development fees and any housing activity.
 
Our Affordable Housing Program information packet should help in your search for affordable housing in Stafford Township and around the State.The document includes information on all of the units in our program, general application information and helpful contact information for agencies dealing with housing needs.
 

The full packet is also available at the Community Development Department front desk on the first floor of the municipal building or can be mailed upon request. 

Stafford Township Home Improvement Program


The Township has launched its new Home Improvement Program for income eligible homeowners to help with repairs. View the program flyer by clicking here. The program allows eligible homeowners to receive up to $25,000 in repair value to bring their homes up to code and up to $20,000 per unit for owner-occupied multi-family properties.

Eligible improvements include repair or replacement of the following: roof, electric, heating, accessibility remodeling, water and sewer hookups, plumbing, foundations and windows. The program features a zero-percent loan, deferrable for up to 10 years. If a homeowner stays in the house for 10 years, the loan is forgiven with no repayment required. Any rental units improved by the program must be rented at affordable rents to low- and moderate-income families for the 10-year period.

The Township has hired Community Grants, Planning and Housing (CGP&H) to administer the program and you should contact David by telephone, 609-664-2783 or email him for more information. You can also go to the CGP&H website.