ATTENTION RESIDENTS

The Township of Brick has established a Rental/Mortgage/Utility Assistance Program through a Community Development Block Grant for Brick Twp. residents who are experiencing financial difficulties due to the COVID-19 Pandemic.  This grant program is administered through Homes Now, Inc., Administrative Agent for the Township.  Applicant(s) may be eligible for up to three months or up to $5,000 per household of financial assistance towards rental, mortgage and/or utility arrears.

 

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Eligible Activities

Over a 1, 2, or 3-year period, as selected by the grantee, not less than 70 percent of CDBG funds must be used for activities that benefit low- and moderate-income persons. In addition, each activity must meet one of the following national objectives for the program: benefit low- and moderate-income persons, prevention or elimination of slums or blight, or address community development needs having a particular urgency because existing conditions pose a serious and immediate threat to the health or welfare of the community for which other funding is not available.

The Township of Brick participates in a Consortium led by the Ocean County Community Development Block Grant Program managed by the Ocean County Planning Department. The Consortium includes other municipalities such as Lakewood and Toms River Townships. These entities work together to ensure compliance with HUD requirements, timelines and documentation.

The Township of Brick prepares a 5-year Consolidated Plan that identifies the projects and activities the Township will be utilizing HUD CDBG Funds to accomplish. Each year an Action Plan is developed allocating those funds that are consistent with each project and activity. The Township typically utilizes funding for the following projects:

Housing Rehabilitation

This project allows the Township to utilize funds to make housing repairs and rehabilitation to individuals who reside in substandard housing and who met the income limits listed below:

Adjusted Income Limits

Effective June 28, 2019
Ocean County, NJ
Household Size
Extremely Low
30% Limits
Very Low Income
50% Limits
Low Income
80% Limits
Source: US Department of Housing and Urban Development, June 2019
1 Person
21,500
35,850
52,850
2 Person
24,600
40,950
60,400
3 Person
27,650
46,050
67,950
4 Person
30,700
51,150
75,500
5 Person
33,200
55,250
81,550
6 Person
35,650
59,350
87,600
7 Person
38,100
63,450
93,650
8 Person
40,550
67,550
99,700

Public Services

This project allows the Township to utilize a maximum of 15% of the total CDBG annual allocation to be passed through to public or non-profit agencies that provide services to the low and moderate income population and meet the national objectives of the program.

Public Infrastructure Projects

This project allows the Township to utilize funds to improve public infrastructure, such as roadways, drainage, sidewalks and curbing and make public building upgrades for ADA and code compliance.

Affordable Housing

This project allows the Township to utilize funding to prevent homelessness, construct affordable housing units, subsidize market rate units to make them affordable to qualified residents, and rehabilitate units to make them affordable.

Administration of Program

This project allows the Township’s administrative time to be billed to the CDBG program funds for staff time spent working on the above projects. A maximum of 20% of the funds may be utilized for this project.


To obtain an application for the Housing Rehabilitation, please see the link below or contact Betty Baptista at bbaptista@bricktownship.net

To obtain an application for Public Services, please see the link below or contact Lauren Helmstetter at lhelmstetter@bricktownship.net

For more information, please contact the Township of Brick Division of Land Use & Planning at 732-262-5312 or 732-262-1327

ORGANIZATION NAME GENERAL PHONE #WEB ADDRESS
1. Arc, Ocean County Chapter732-363-3335https://www.arcocean.org/
2. Cargiver Volunteers of Central Jersey732-505-2273http://caregivervolunteers.org/our-mission/
3. Church of Epiphany732-458-0220http://churchofepiphany.org/
4. Church of Visitation732-477-0028https://visitationrcchurch.org/
5. Community Services (Meals on Wheels)732-367-1400http://csimow.org/
6. Contact Ocean/Monmouth Counties732-240-6104https://contactoceanmonmouth.org/
7. Dottie's House732-262-2009https://www.dottieshouse.org/
8.  Faith FellowshipN/A OR SAMEffom10.wixsite.com/ffom
9. Interfaith Hospitality Network732-736-1550https://ihnoc.net/
10. Jersey Shore Council of Scouts732-349-1037https://www.jerseyshorescouts.org/
11. Ocean's Harbor House732-281-0822http://www.oceansharborhouse.org/
12. Providence House732-244-8259https://www.catholiccharitiestrenton.org/
13. STEPS732-367-1640https://www.njsteps.org/
14. True Vine Community Services, Inc.N/AN/A