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2018-2019 Annual Action Plan Draft Available for Comment
The City of New Brunswick, as per the directive of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, held a public meeting on May 23, 2018 to discuss the completed 2018-19 One Year Consolidated Action Plan. The 2018-19 One Year Consolidated Plan is available for review and comment to interested citizens online: 2018-19 Action Plan Draft. Any public comments must […] Continue Reading 

Welton Street Park
A new neighborhood park is being designed for development on Welton Street at the corner of Drift Street. Three abandoned houses have been demolished to make way for the park. The park design will include: Seating area with tables where residents can relax or eat lunch; A multi-purpose area in the center of the park; […] Continue Reading

2016-17 Annual Action Plan Draft
The City of New Brunswick, as per the directive of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, held a public meeting on Tuesday, April 5, 2016 to discuss the completed 2016-17 One Year Consolidated Action Plan. The 2016-17 One Year Consolidated Plan is available for review and comment to interested citizens online: 2016-17 Action Plan Draft. Any public comments must […] Continue Reading

Dina’s Dwellings Ribbon Cutting
On February 11, 2016, Dina’s Dwellings celebrated with a ribbon cutting ceremony, marking its grand opening. This project was supported with $889,563.13 of the City’s HOME Partnership Program in order to create 10 supportive needs units for victims of domestic abuse and their families. Check out the City’s February 2016 video blog edition which features the […] Continue Reading

Dina’s Dwelling Under Construction
Dina’s Dwelling is under construction and is expected to be completed early 2016! Check out this short video about the project. Continue Reading 

The 2015-19 Five Year Consolidated Plan and 2015-16 One Year Action Plan Draft is Now Available
The 2015-19 Five Year Consolidated Plan and 2015-16 One Year Action Plan is now available for review and comment to interested citizens. PLEASE CLICK HERE TO VIEW DRAFT All comments must be received by the Department of Planning, Community and Economic Development, in writing, no later than May 8, 2015. Same should be addressed to: Golda […] Continue Reading

The 2014-15 One Year Consolidated Plan is Now Available
The 2014-15 One Year Consolidated Plan is now available for review and comment to interested citizens. All comments must be received by the Department of Planning, Community and Economic Development, in writing, no later than May 14, 2014. Please send comments to the following: The City of New Brunswick Dept. of Planning, Community and Economic Development 25 […] Continue Reading

Complete Streets Policy Adopted
The City Council adopted a Complete Streets Policy at the May 16th Council meeting. Learn more about Complete Streets here.

Small Businesses Can Save 70% on Energy Upgrades
NJ’s Clean Energy Program’s DIRECT INSTALL Program can save local businesses thousands of $$$ to replace and upgrade lighting, HVAC, furnaces and other equipment with energy-efficient technology. Contact Sandra Torres at Tri-State Light & Energy for more info: 610.789.1900 NJDirectInstall@tsle.com

NOTICE TO THE RESIDENTS OF THE CITY OF NEW BRUNSWICK
The City of New Brunswick, as per the directive of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, will hold two public meetings on Monday, April 14, 2014 at 5:00PM and 5:30PM in the Department of Planning, Community and Economic Development, 25 Kirkpatrick Street, 2nd Floor, New Brunswick, N.J . The agenda of the public […] Continue Reading

Amendment to the 2013-2014 (Year 4) Consolidated Plan HOME Funds
CLICK HERE to View Amendment to the Year 4 Consolidated Plan HOME Funds Notice is hereby given that the City of New Brunswick proposes to reallocate $759,266.13 of HOME Investment Partnership Program funds to replacement activities established in the 2013-2014 Consolidated Plan. The City of New Brunswick proposes to reallocate HOME funds to partially fund […] Continue Reading

Rescheduled Public Hearing
As a result of inclement weather, the public hearing regarding the proposed amendment that was scheduled for January 21, 2014 at 5:00pm in Civic Square Building, 25 Kirkpatrick St., 2nd floor will be rescheduled. Please check our website back soon for the rescheduled date.

Amendment to the 2013-2014 (Year 4) Consolidated Plan HOME Funds
CLICK HERE to View Amendment to the Year 4 Consolidated Plan HOME Funds Notice is hereby given that the City of New Brunswick proposes to reallocate $759,266.13 of HOME Investment Partnership Program funds to replacement activities established in the 2013-2014 Consolidated Plan. The City of New Brunswick proposes to reallocate HOME funds to partially fund […] Continue Reading

Women Aware Opens NJ’s 1st Domestic Violence Supportive Needs Housing Assisted w/ City’s HOME Funds
Women Aware has opened New Jersey’s first supportive needs housing project for domestic violence survivors. The 3-unit project is an example of how New Brunswick uses HOME and other affordable housing funding to create new housing opportunities in the city and to address critical housing needs. The units provide permanent housing for survivors of domestic […] Continue Reading

Year 3 Action Plan
A draft of the Year 3 Action Plan for the City’s HOME and CDBG funding is available for review here. Written comments regarding the plan can be submitted until May 14 Comments should be submitted to: Kyle Kirkpatrick CD Administrator PO Box 269 New Brunswick, NJ 08903 or emailed to kkirkpatrick@cityofnewbrunswick.org Continue Reading

Recreation Park Improvements Discussed with Neighbors
Mayor Cahill and the Civic League’s Roy Epps hosted a community information meeting about Recreation Park improvements last night with neighbors from near the park. This was the 3rd community meeting to discuss concept plans for the park. The City hopes to upgrade the ball fields, add community gardens, a skate park area and parking, […] Continue Reading

Wellness Plaza & Gateway featured in NJ Municipalities
The Wellness Plaza and Gateway projects are featured on the cover of this month’s NJ Municipalities magazine. Mayor Cahill’s article discusses the positive impact both projects are having on New Brunswick.