Fair Housing & Citizen Participation

Fair Housing - Your Rights & Responsibilities


Gloucester County, New Jersey

Department of Economic Development
 Office of Housing and Community Development


The County of Gloucester proposes to initiate planning for the FY2023 Annual Action Plan, which directs the expenditure Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and Home Investment Partnership (HOME) funds received by the County from the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). Funding for the Federal Fiscal Year 2023 has been officially allocated.  Funding for the Federal Fiscal Year 2023 is $1,964,558.00.

In order to obtain the views and proposals of interested citizens and community stakeholders on Community Development, Economic Development and Housing needs and priorities, two virtual public hearings are being scheduled in the initial stage of application and program development.

The information received from interested persons at the hearings will assist the County in the preparation of Gloucester County's Fourth Year Annual Action Plan, which is required by the US Department of Housing and Urban Development as part of the application process.

Information will be made available to citizens regarding application procedures, timing, eligible activities and other regulations related to the Community Development Programs. Information on past use of CDBG and HOME Funds will also be available. Representatives of the County will be available to answer questions that may arise during the hearings.

In accordance with the procedures set forth in the Citizen Participation Plan, there will be two public hearings, which will be scheduled on Wednesday, April 5, 2022 at 2PM and 5PM at Rowan College of SJ – Gloucester Campus, Business & Corporate Center, 1400 Tanyard Road, Sewell, NJ.  Gloucester County Citizens are encouraged and welcome to submit written or verbal comments at or following the hearings.

A final draft of the Annual Action Plan for Federal Fiscal Year 2023, which will be prepared following the Public Hearings, and will be made available for public review and comment for thirty (30) days in order to meet the timing and submission requirements established by HUD. A future notice will announce the public display period and inform the public of additional public hearings.

The County of Gloucester complies with all state and federal rules and regulations and does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national or ethnic origin, sexual orientation, age, marital status or disability in admission to, access to, or operations of its programs, services, or activities. In addition, Gloucester County encourages the participation of people with disabilities in its programs and activities and offers special services to all County residents 60 years of age and older. Inquiries regarding compliance may be directed to the Division of Disability Services at (856) 384-6842/New Jersey Relay Service 711 or the EEO office at (856) 384-6903.

Gloucester County Board of Commissioners

Frank J. DiMarco, Director

Heather Simmons, Deputy Director/Liaison

The Fair Housing Act of 1968, and subsequent amendments, prohibits discrimination in housing based on race or color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status or national origin. Everyone deserves a fair chance. If you suspect unfair housing practices, contact the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Fair Housing Hotline by calling 800-669-9777 (or 800-927-9275 for the TDD hotline), or the New Jersey Division of Civil Rights at 856-614-2550

Fair Housing Officer

Anthony Wilcox is the appointed Fair Housing Officer for the County of Gloucester and can be reached at:
Gloucester County Administration Building
2 South Broad Street (2nd Floor)
Woodbury, NJ 08096
Phone: 856-384-6991
Fax: 856-384-6995


Citizen Participation

We have provided documents submitted to HUD and made available to the public pursuant to the County’s Citizen Participation Plan: