Fair Housing & Citizen Participation

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING & SUBSTANTIAL AMENDMENT

Gloucester County, New Jersey

Department of Economic Development
 Office of Housing and Community Development


This Notice serves as the First Substantial Amendment to the Annual Action Plan published previously in July 2021 and authorized for submission to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development by the County of Gloucester. The 2021 Annual Action Plan award represented $1,378,973 CDBG funds, and $594,263 Home Investment Partnership funds. This Substantial Amendment intends to substantially change the scope of one activity in the 2021 Annual Action Plan. The substantial change in scope requires this substantial amendment as outlined in the County’s Citizen Participation Plan. 

 

The 2021 Annual Action Plan included an activity to fund storm sewer improvements along South Barber Avenue in the City of Woodbury. The City of Woodbury has requested that the scope be replaced with the installation of ADA-compliant curb cuts in the following locations: East Barber Avenue & Burholme Avenue, N. Jackson Street & Briar Hill Lane, N. Woodland Avenue & Hunter Street, Railroad Avenue & East Centre Street, Aberdeen Place, and Wallace Street & S. Barber Avenue.

The stakeholder and general public consultation and citizen participation process for this Substantial Amendment conforms to the County’s currently adopted Citizen Participation Plan. The Citizen Participation Plan is designed to improve compliance with HUD regulations as well as more effectively engage the public in the County of Gloucester programs. This Substantial Amendment to the Annual Action Plan was made available for public review and comment for a 30-day public review/comment. This Substantial Amendment will be made available to the public for review and comment from October 17, 2022, through November 16, 2022. 

In accordance with the procedures set forth in the Citizen Participation Plan, a virtual public hearing will be held on Tuesday, November 1 at 3:00PM to allow interested citizens an opportunity to comment on the proposed amendment. 

The Substantial Amendment and the link to participate in the virtual public hearing can be found on the Gloucester County Planning Department’s website at the following address:

https://www.gloucestercountynj.gov/580/Fair-Housing-Citizen-Participation

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85383657205?pwd=MUNIUGRITzNISDc1TjJZVzZiNGI3dz09

Meeting ID: 853 8365 7205

Passcode: 732025

Fair Housing - Your Rights & Responsibilities

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

Resources

Citizen Participation

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