Hoboken residents urged to participate in survey about new housing authority redevelopment


Hoboken residents are urged to participate in an online survey about a new housing authority redevelopment that will be open until April 5th.

Photo courtesy of the City of Hoboken.

By John Heinis/Hudson County View

“We are working hand in hand with the Hoboken Housing Authority to ensure we help bring to life the community’s vision for a new Hoboken Housing Authority campus,” Mayor Ravi Bhalla said in a statement.

“I encourage all Hoboken community members to complete the online survey so we can create a plan that will permit much-needed upgrades to existing units and provide for additional units to help avoid resident displacement.”

To take the online survey in English, go to hobokennj.gov/hhaplansurvey. To take the online survey in Spanish, go to hobokennj.gov/encuestaplandehha

The HHA Redevelopment Plan is the next step towards implementing the vision and roadmap for redevelopment that was initially established by the Hoboken Housing Forward Strategic Plan, which was adopted in April 2022 by the HHA Board of Commissioners.

The redevelopment plan will allow the city to implement new land use and infrastructure requirements that will guide future development and allow the HHA properties to be redeveloped or substantially rehabilitated through a phased approach without displacing current residents.

Over the next several months, the city and its consultant team will be working closely with residents and stakeholders to develop several redevelopment scenarios and choose a preferred option that benefits residents, is financially feasible, and will achieve support from the city, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), and HHA.

The Hoboken Housing Authority, overseen by the Hoboken Housing Authority Board of Commissioners and HUD, consists of six housing complexes over nearly 22 acres comprised of 1,354 housing units. The HHA properties were originally constructed between 1940 and 1979.

This redevelopment planning process is a collaborative effort between the City of Hoboken and HHA following the city council’s designation of the HHA properties as an Area in Need of Redevelopment on November 14th, 2022.

Paper copies of the survey are available at the City Clerk’s Office in Hoboken City Hall at 94 Washington St. and through the Hoboken Housing Authority Resident Services Department at 400 Harrison St.

The city will use input gathered from previous planning efforts, the March 22 community meeting, ongoing stakeholder meetings, and the live survey to create draft concept redevelopment scenarios to present to the public this summer.

Following further community feedback, the city will seek to present a final redevelopment plan to the Hoboken council for approval by the end of the year.

For more information on the project, go click here.

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