HUD CARES Act CDBG-CV #2 Amendment

The Township of Brick invites public comment on a Substantial Amendment to the Fiscal Year 2020 Annual Action Plan. The substantial amendment is available for review online at or can emailed upon request by calling 732-262-1039 or emailing

The Township of Brick will hold a virtual public hearing on December 1, 2020 at 6 P.M. via ZOOM and have made the documents available for review on the Township’s Community/Community Development Block Grant Page at

These documents will be submitted to HUD as the FY 2020 Action Plan Amendment to incorporate the second allocation to the Township of Brick  via CARES ACT funding

For additional information about the meeting or to arrange for special accommodations or alternative document formats contact

The purpose of the hearing is to discuss the use of additional Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program funds that have been allocated through the CARES Act to address the needs of the community to prevent the spread and mitigate economic impacts caused by COVID-19.

The Township of Brick expects to receive an allocation of $494,766.00 in CDBG-CV funds. Funds will be used for rental assistance/homeless prevention and Youth and Family Counseling Services to prevent, prepare for and respond to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic. A full budget is available in the Substantial Amendment.

A 5-DAY COMMENT PERIOD, inviting the public to comment on the FY 2020 Action Plan Amendment will be held from December 1, 2020 through December 6, 2020.

Comments on the Substantial Amendment may be submitted by emailing comments to  All comments must be received by 5 pm on December 7, 2020.

The Township of Brick intends to submit the Substantial Amendment to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) on or about December 28, 2020.

Application – CDBG-CV2 CARES ACT

Impediments to Fair Housing Choice Survey
The Township of Brick is requesting participation in a survey for the Housing and Urban Development Community Development Block Grant Program Analysis of Impediments (AI) to Fair Housing Choice.  The AI is submitted to HUD every five years and is required to ensure that the Township affirmatively furthers fair housing in its CDBG programs.

The purpose of the survey is to learn how the public views housing choice in the Township and how we can improve opportunities to find a variety of housing options. Please take a moment to fill out this survey and return it to the Township’s Community Development Block Grant Program via this email:

Instructions: The form is a fillable .pdf and requires you to fill it out using the “Fill & Sign” options at the top right hand corner of the window. Once you fill it out using the Add Text  and Add Checkmark tools, please save the .pdf so that it saves your responses. Then, send the saved .pdf to the email above.


Thank you for your anticipated participation. Please feel free to reach out to me with any questions or comments.

Tara B. Paxton, MPA, PP, AICP
Township Planner/Affordable Housing Administrator
Township of Brick
401 Chambers Bridge Road
Brick, NJ 08723
p.732-262-4783 x1344

The Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program is a flexible program that provides communities with resources to address a wide range of unique community development needs. Beginning in 1974, the CDBG program is one of the longest continuously run programs at HUD. The CDBG program provides annual grants on a formula basis to 1209 general units of local government and States.

The Program Area the Township of Brick receives funding from is known as the Entitlement Program:

CDBG Entitlement Program provides annual grants on a formula basis to entitled cities and counties to develop viable urban communities by providing decent housing and a suitable living environment, and by expanding economic opportunities, principally for low- and moderate-income persons.

PUBLIC NOTICE: The CDBG Consolidated Action Plan Pre-Development Public Hearing will be held on Wednesday, December 18th at 6pm in the Administrative Conference Room at Town Hall, 401 Chambers Bridge Road, Brick, NJ 08723

  • About the Program

    The CDBG program works to ensure decent affordable housing, to provide services to the most vulnerable in our communities, and to create jobs through the expansion and retention of businesses. CDBG is an important tool for helping local governments tackle serious challenges facing their communities. The CDBG program has made a difference in the lives of millions of people and their communities across the Nation.

    Entitlement communities are comprised of central cities of Metropolitan Statistical Areas (MSAs); metropolitan cities with populations of at least 50,000; and qualified urban counties with a population of 200,000 or more (excluding the populations of entitlement cities).

    HUD determines the amount of each grant by using a formula comprised of several measures of community need, including the extent of poverty, population, housing overcrowding, age of housing, and population growth lag in relationship to other metropolitan areas.

  • Citizen Participation

    A grantee must develop and follow a detailed plan that provides for and encourages citizen participation. This integral process emphasizes participation by persons of low or moderate income, particularly residents of predominantly low- and moderate-income neighborhoods, slum or blighted areas, and areas in which the grantee proposes to use CDBG funds. The plan must provide citizens with the following: reasonable and timely access to local meetings; an opportunity to review proposed activities and program performance; provide for timely written answers to written complaints and grievances; and identify how the needs of non-English speaking residents will be met in the case of public hearings where a significant number of non-English speaking residents can be reasonably expected to participate.

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
2 Person
3 Person
4 Person
5 Person
6 Person
7 Person
8 Person

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

To obtain an application for Public Services, please see the link below or contact Lauren Helmstetter at

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

1. Arc, Ocean County Chapter732-363-3335
2. Cargiver Volunteers of Central Jersey732-505-2273
3. Church of Epiphany732-458-0220
4. Church of Visitation732-477-0028
5. Community Services (Meals on Wheels)732-367-1400
6. Contact Ocean/Monmouth Counties732-240-6104
7. Dottie's House732-262-2009
8.  Faith FellowshipN/A OR
9. Interfaith Hospitality Network732-736-1550
10. Jersey Shore Council of Scouts732-349-1037
11. Ocean's Harbor House732-281-0822
12. Providence House732-244-8259
13. STEPS732-367-1640
14. True Vine Community Services, Inc.N/AN/A