December 21, 2023

City of Hoboken announces adoption of the Hoboken Housing Authority Redevelopment Plan

The City of Hoboken today announced the Hoboken Housing Authority (HHA) Redevelopment Plan, which will guide the Hoboken Housing Authority as it redevelops and rehabilitates its decades-old housing stock without permanently displacing current residents.  

The plan, adopted unanimously by the Hoboken City Council on Dec. 20, calls for the substantial rehabilitation or replacement of the existing 1,354 units within the HHA campus through the construction of new buildings that range from six to 12 stories tall. The plan additionally incorporates requirements for infrastructure improvements to modernize the area’s stormwater and sewer infrastructure to reduce the impact of flooding, transportation improvements to increase accessibility and circulation, a commercial corridor along Jackson Street, as well as community-focused amenities with recreation spaces including a new resiliency park along Marshall Street.

The plan also calls for a phased construction approach over at least the next 10 years that minimizes disruptions to the over 2,500 HHA residents by reducing the need for relocations. The phased approach will prioritize the rapid replacement of existing HHA units, while allowing for the development of new affordable and workforce housing units. Future redevelopment projects may include residential units for other income groups once HHA replacement unit requirements are satisfied. Of the additional residential units for other income groups, the plan requires a minimum of 15 percent be affordable units and 10 percent be workforce housing units allocated for households with incomes ranging from 80 percent to 120 percent of the Area Median Income (AMI).  

"The Hoboken Housing Authority Redevelopment Plan provides the roadmap to revitalize an aging HHA housing stock that will enhance the quality of life for our residents without permanently displacing a single person,” said Mayor Ravi S. Bhalla. “This collaborative effort signifies our commitment to progress with compassion, rehabilitating homes and including new infrastructure improvements that will not only address flooding concerns but also provide valuable open space amenities. Together we are shaping a Hoboken that is resilient, inclusive, and forward-thinking and I thank the Hoboken City Council and Hoboken Housing Authority Board of Commissioners for their support.”

“The adoption of the HHA Redevelopment Plan is an important and long-awaited milestone that will have a positive impact on the residents of the HHA and improve the quality of life in western Hoboken,” said Fourth Ward Councilman Ruben Ramos.  “Thank you to the Mayor, Administration, Director Recko, my colleagues on the Council and the HHA Commissioners for working together on this comprehensive plan. Most importantly, thank you to the many HHA and citywide residents for providing invaluable feedback so that together we could shape a transformative vision for the HHA’s future.”

“The strong partnership between the Hoboken Housing Authority and the City of Hoboken has reached a major milestone in the City Council’s approval of the Hoboken Housing Authority’s Redevelopment Plan at the December 20th Council Meeting,” said Hoboken Housing Authority Executive Director Marc Recko. “A result of many hours of work by the City, HHA, and HHA residents has resulted in a plan that is a major step in assuring quality public and assisted housing far into Hoboken’s future for those that need it the most. I would like to express my appreciation on behalf of the families that reside at HHA and the HHA Board and Staff for a quality step into Hoboken’s future!”

The HHA Redevelopment Plan was created with input gathered from the community through the HHA’s prior planning efforts, community and stakeholder meetings, and online surveys following the Hoboken City Council's designation of the HHA properties as an Area in Need of Redevelopment in November 2022.

The Hoboken Housing Authority is overseen by the Hoboken Housing Authority Board of Commissioners and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. It consists of six housing complexes on over 21 acres comprised of 1,354 housing units. These residential properties were originally constructed between 1940 and 1979. 

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The Hoboken Housing Authority Redevelopment Plan calls for the replacement of existing Hoboken Housing Authority residential units, new open space, and infrastructure upgrades to reduce flooding and increase accessibility.