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Housing, Economic Development & Commerce (HEDC)

The Department of Housing, Economic Development, and Commerce (HEDC) is responsible for planning and overseeing the orderly growth and development of Jersey City’s residential, commercial, non-profit, and industrial sectors through the coordination of agencies, comprehensive planning, regulation of land use, disbursement of state and federal grant funds, permitting, and code enforcement.  
HEDC is also responsible for contributing to the public welfare and quality of life by supporting social services providers, staffing public boards, enforcing building codes, housing codes, rent and tenant laws, and issuing licenses to businesses. 


All HEDC Offices continue to respond to phone calls and emails. Please refer to the following directory for assistance:

HEDC Director’s office:
Phone: (201) 547-5070
Affordable Housing:
Phone: (201) 547-5169
Email: DOAH@jcnj.org
City Planning:
Phone: (201) 547-5010
Email: CityPlanning@jcnj.org
Phone: (201) 547-5139
Email: Commerce@jcnj.org
Community Development:
Phone: (201) 547-6910
Email: JCCplan@jcnj.org
Construction Code:
Phone: (201) 547-5055
Email: ConstructionCode@jcnj.org
Economic Development:
Phone: (201) 547-6567
Email: ArangoJ@jcnj.org
Housing Preservation:
Phone: (201) 547-5127
Email: Landlord-Tenant@jcnj.org
Phone: (201) 547-4832
Email: Zoning@jcnj.org

If you are having issues getting in touch with any office, please call HEDC’s Director’s office at 201-547-5070. Staff is available to help.


Within the Department of Housing, Economic Development, and Commerce are the following Divisions:

Division of Affordable Housing (webpage coming soon!)
Division of City Planning
Historic Preservation
Division of Commerce
Division of Community Development
Division of the Construction Code Official
Division of Economic Development
Division of Housing Preservation
Office of Landlord/Tenant Relations
Division of the Zoning Officer 

Department Contact Info

  • phone(201)-547-5070
  • 1 Jackson Square
    Jersey City, NJ 07305

    Annisia Cialone, PP, AICP, LEED AP
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