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Department of Housing and Economic Development 


Department of Housing and Economic Development
Trenton City Hall
319 East State St
Trenton, NJ 08608


The Department of Housing & Economic Development manages the planning and development activities of the City government and offers a variety of programs and services, ranging from developing affordable housing to recruiting businesses. 

The Department is divided into three operating divisions: Economic Development, PlanningHousing Production. Each division has staff available to answer your questions about their specific areas of responsibility. If you have an inquiry that involves the Department, please call the Office of the Department Director at 609-989-3518.  Your call will be directed to the right person or office. 

Recent Updates
Property Auction November 13, 2010
Information on Purchasing City Owned Property (link added 10/21/2010)
City of Trenton Zoning Ordinance  
(adopted 06/16/2010)
Trenton Green Initiative and Climate Action Plan (updated 6/30/2010)
Requests for Proposals for City-owned property development 

“June 2014:  City of Trenton’s Brownfields Program releases 2014 Brownfields Action Plan citing 20 years of revitalization and redevelopment.”

On-going Programs
Brownfields Redevelopment Projects
Trenton Housing Rehabilitation Program
(announced 10/30/2008)
Map of housing rehab program areas

Live Where You Work Mortgage Program
Community Development Block Grant (CDBG)

On-going Services
The Department provides staff services for the following city boards and commissions:
Landmarks Commission for Historic Preservation
Planning Board
Rent Stabilization Board

Project Application Review Committee (PARC)
Individuals and firms applying to these boards work with Department staff who review applications and provide advice on each board's requirements.
Other Items of Interest
 Requests for Proposals for Professional Services
(link to Division of Purchasing)
 Map of City Development Projects
 Master Plan Documents

Division of Economic Development 
The Division of Economic Development page includes information about Small Business Week, Trenton's Urban Enterrprise Zone, Brownfields Redevelopment, Live Where You Work, and other economic development programs.

Division of Housing Production
The Division of Housing Production page includes our Policy and Procedure Guide for Housing Development and a List of Affordable Housing Opportunities.
Division of Planning
The Division of Planning page includes descriptions of Projects Underway (to be completed in 1-5 years), On-going Services, and Projects Recently Completed.


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