Information will help county qualify for several grants

FREEHOLD, NJ – Monmouth County is seeking public input concerning the ability to find affordable housing. The information is needed to qualify for Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), HOME Investment Partnership (HOME) and Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) programs.

The information gathered will be included in the county’s “Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing Choice” plan, which is required by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. The purpose of this plan is to identify any issues faced by residents that restrict their ability to find affordable housing and to arrive at solutions to address these issues.

The public’s participation is needed to help shape the plan with an eye toward improving housing choices for all residents in the county.

The public forums will take place at several locations:

  • July 11, from 6 to 8 p.m., in the Planning Board Conference Room on the second floor of the Hall of Records, 1 East Main St., Freehold;
  • July 12, from 6 to 8 p.m., in Keyport Borough Hall, 70 W. Front Street, Keyport;
  • July 13, from 6 to 8 p.m., in the Monmouth County Library, Eastern Branch, 1001 Route 35, Shrewsbury; and
  • July 14, from 6 to 8 p.m., in Neptune Township Municipal Building, 25 Neptune Blvd., Neptune

All locations are handicapped accessible. Anyone needing a translator (ASL, Spanish, etc.), please contact the county’s Office of Community Development at 732-431-7460. If you are unable to attend the public forum, comments about your experience regarding barriers to, or discrimination in, housing can be faxed or e-mailed to the Community Development office at 732-308-2995. The email address is This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.