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Community Development Block Grant Program

General Information

The Department of Community Development of is responsible for administering the Community Development Block Grant Program, funded by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. The City works in partnership with a wide range of public agencies and non-profit organizations to provide vital community programs and opportunities for public facility rehabilitation.

Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing Choice Public Comment Period and Hearing


The City of Hoboken is soliciting comments on a draft Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing Choice. This study discusses fair and affordable housing needs, along with needs related to access opportunity and community resources in Hoboken. It also outlines strategies the City plans to take to improve fair housing. The study is required by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development for jurisdictions and public housing authorities that receive community development and affordable housing grant funds.

The Draft Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing Choice will be available for public review and comment from Friday, February 8, 2019 through Sunday, March 9, 2019. The draft report may be viewed by clicking here.

Comments can be submitted by email to Chris Brown at cbrown@hobokennj.gov or by mail to the City of Hoboken Department of Community Development, 94 Washington St., Hoboken, NJ 07030. A public hearing to receive comments on the draft will be held on March 6, 2019 at 7 PM at the Hoboken City Council Meeting, Council Chambers, CityHall, 94 Washington St, Hoboken.

2019 Annual Action Plan Public Hearing

The City of Hoboken Department of Community Development will host a public hearing on Thursday, February 28, 2019 at 6:30PM at the Hoboken Multi Service Center,  124 Grand Street, Hoboken, NJ 07030, regarding its Annual Action Plan for Program Year 2019 for the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds. The City of Hoboken will gather public input on the content of the Annual Action Plan, which is created every year and assists the City of Hoboken in determining community needs. Public input will inform the City’s anticipated Annual Action Plan for Program Year 2019, which the City intends to submit to HUD for review and acceptance in May of 2019.

The estimated amount of funds for the 2019 Fiscal Year (July 1, 2019 to June 30, 2020) from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development for the projects and programs contained in the Program Year 2019 Action Plan is $1,000,000.

2019 Annual Action Plan Online Survey

Members of the community are invited to complete an online survey to provide their feedback: https://goo.gl/forms/1S8dA3ANfjzmUeXd2
The survey will be available until Monday, February 25, 2019.

The planning process to create the Annual Action Plan serves as the framework for a community-wide dialogue to identify housing, economic development, homeless and community development priorities. Priorities for funding were developed through the 2015-2019 Five-Year Consolidated Plan which targeted immediate needs in the community. The Five-Year Consolidated Plan and subsequent Annual Action Plans can be found on the City’s webpage or by contacting Christopher Brown at 201-420-2000 ext. 3000 or cbrown@hobokennj.gov.

The location of this hearing is accessible to persons with disabilities. If special accommodations are needed for persons with disabilities, those with hearing impairments, those in need of translation from English, or for any other general comments or inquiries, those individuals should contact Christopher Brown at 201-420-2000 ext. 3001 or cbrown@hobokennj.gov, at least one week in advance of the hearing date to allow for necessary arrangements.  The City will host a second public hearing for final community input before the plan is submitted.

For More Information

If you’d like to learn more about what will be included in
the AI, you can visit HUD’s website about the fair housing planning process
using the links below.

HUD Office of Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity 

Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing

HUD Fair Housing Planning Guide

Community Development Block Grant Program

Contact Info

Community Development Block Grant Program

General Information

The Department of Community Development of is responsible for administering the Community Development Block Grant Program, funded by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. The City works in partnership with a wide range of public agencies and non-profit organizations to provide vital community programs and opportunities for public facility rehabilitation.

Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing Choice Public Comment Period and Hearing


The City of Hoboken is soliciting comments on a draft Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing Choice. This study discusses fair and affordable housing needs, along with needs related to access opportunity and community resources in Hoboken. It also outlines strategies the City plans to take to improve fair housing. The study is required by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development for jurisdictions and public housing authorities that receive community development and affordable housing grant funds.

The Draft Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing Choice will be available for public review and comment from Friday, February 8, 2019 through Sunday, March 9, 2019. The draft report may be viewed by clicking here.

Comments can be submitted by email to Chris Brown at cbrown@hobokennj.gov or by mail to the City of Hoboken Department of Community Development, 94 Washington St., Hoboken, NJ 07030. A public hearing to receive comments on the draft will be held on March 6, 2019 at 7 PM at the Hoboken City Council Meeting, Council Chambers, CityHall, 94 Washington St, Hoboken.

2019 Annual Action Plan Public Hearing

The City of Hoboken Department of Community Development will host a public hearing on Thursday, February 28, 2019 at 6:30PM at the Hoboken Multi Service Center,  124 Grand Street, Hoboken, NJ 07030, regarding its Annual Action Plan for Program Year 2019 for the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds. The City of Hoboken will gather public input on the content of the Annual Action Plan, which is created every year and assists the City of Hoboken in determining community needs. Public input will inform the City’s anticipated Annual Action Plan for Program Year 2019, which the City intends to submit to HUD for review and acceptance in May of 2019.

The estimated amount of funds for the 2019 Fiscal Year (July 1, 2019 to June 30, 2020) from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development for the projects and programs contained in the Program Year 2019 Action Plan is $1,000,000.

2019 Annual Action Plan Online Survey

Members of the community are invited to complete an online survey to provide their feedback: https://goo.gl/forms/1S8dA3ANfjzmUeXd2
The survey will be available until Monday, February 25, 2019.

The planning process to create the Annual Action Plan serves as the framework for a community-wide dialogue to identify housing, economic development, homeless and community development priorities. Priorities for funding were developed through the 2015-2019 Five-Year Consolidated Plan which targeted immediate needs in the community. The Five-Year Consolidated Plan and subsequent Annual Action Plans can be found on the City’s webpage or by contacting Christopher Brown at 201-420-2000 ext. 3000 or cbrown@hobokennj.gov.

The location of this hearing is accessible to persons with disabilities. If special accommodations are needed for persons with disabilities, those with hearing impairments, those in need of translation from English, or for any other general comments or inquiries, those individuals should contact Christopher Brown at 201-420-2000 ext. 3001 or cbrown@hobokennj.gov, at least one week in advance of the hearing date to allow for necessary arrangements.  The City will host a second public hearing for final community input before the plan is submitted.

For More Information

If you’d like to learn more about what will be included in
the AI, you can visit HUD’s website about the fair housing planning process
using the links below.

HUD Office of Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity 

Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing

HUD Fair Housing Planning Guide

Did you know?

It is legal to hail in Hoboken. 

Contrary to popular belief or common local practice, it is legal to hail a licensed yellow cab (although not limousines) anywhere in Hoboken, not just at the train terminal. There are 65 authorized taxis. Before you enter a cab, make sure you see the circular Hoboken logo and number.

Only one fare per taxi. 

Taxis may accept only one fare – a person or group of persons going to the same location – per ride. With the permission of the first fare, a second fare may join, but no more. The first rider must be taken to his or her destination first. This rule has been laxly enforced and widely violated in the past, but that is no excuse for continued violations, and the Administration will investigate and take action against all reported violations.

The local fare for yellow cabs is $8.00 or $7.00 from the PATH taxi stand, plus additional fees. 

The local fare is $8.00, except it is $7.00 for rides originating from the NJ Transit/PATH station taxi stand, regardless of weather or shortage of drivers. Additional fees are permitted for extra passengers and baggage (see below for details). In the past, it has been common for residents and visitors to be grossly overcharged by taxi drivers during inclement weather or high demand. Please report any violations.

Call if you see a violation. 

Residents who believe there is a violation should immediately contact Monique Campbell at the Division of Taxi & Limousine Licensing by calling 201-725-7885 or emailing taxi@hobokennj.gov and providing the time of the incident, the taxi number (or driver’s license number or vehicle plate number), and a description of what happened. Residents are the City’s eyes and ears, and we can only take action if we know there is a problem.

Complaint Forms

Complaint Form

Complaints Enforcement Policy

In addition to active surveillance and enforcement of taxi and limousine regulations on the street, The City of Hoboken Division of Taxis and Limousines carefully monitors and acts on complaints from the community regarding licensed taxis and limousines in accordance with the following policy:

Anonymous Complaints: 

Complaints submitted anonymously are reviewed and added to the individual driver/owner file. The Division always asks the complainant if they would like to prepare an affidavit to allow the Division to broaden actions taken at this level (see next section). Driver/owner are also given an opportunity to submit their recollection of the events. After a review of all materials, the Division typically issues a warning to the driver/owner and tracks the frequency of complaints regarding the individual driver/owner. If multiple complaints are collected on an individual driver/owner (typically three or more), the Division may choose to issue a summons, suspend, or revoke the active license, depending on the severity and/or details of the complaints.

Affidavit Complaints: 

All individuals submitting a complaint are offered the opportunity to complete an affidavit expressing a willingness, if required, to testify in court on the issue. In most cases, court appearance is not likely; however, individuals who choose this option make it more appropriate for the Division to take immediate action on the grounds that the complaint represents a major concern and should be resolved more swiftly than via the anonymous method described above. Driver/owner are also given an opportunity to submit their recollection of the events. After a review of all materials, the Division may choose to immediately issue a summons, suspend, or revoke the active license, depending on the severity and/or details of the complaints.

In all instances, disciplinary actions are conducted in accordance with the authority bestowed upon the Division via the Hoboken City Code.

Municipal Code

If you have any questions about our municipal code, please view it directly online. 179A 180A

Did You Know Documents

List of licensed taxi and limousine companies

Rules and Regulations for drivers

Future Inclement Weather and Holiday Enforcement

Taxi Enforcement

Senior Shuttle

Monday through Friday between the hours of 8:00am to 4:00pm. The driver will begin the route from the Multi-Service Center :10 minutes after every hour and finish the route back at the Multi-Service Center approximately :55 minutes after the hour. The driver will then park at the Multi-Service Center until :10 minutes after the next hour, when he/she will begin the route again.

The Senior Shuttle will be out of service daily from noon-1:00pm.

Special Trips

Newport Mall
The Senior Shuttle will go to Newport Mall every Wednesday and on alternating Saturdays. On Wednesday, the Senior Shuttle will depart from the Multi-Service Center at 12:00pm to pick up from senior buildings and return from Newport Mall at 3:00pm. On alternating Saturdays, the Senior Shuttle will make two trips to Newport Mall. For the first trip, the Senior Shuttle will depart from the Multi-Service Center at 11:00am and pick up from Newport Mall around 1:30pm. The second trip will depart from the Multi-Service Center at 1:00pm and pick up from Newport Mall around 3:30pm.

Secaucus/WalMart
The Senior Shuttle will go to the Secaucus WalMart on alternating Saturday afternoons (except holidays). The Senior Shuttle will depart from the Multi-Service Center at 11:00am and return at 3:00pm.

knowledge base: faqs



Does the Shade Tree Commission have a list of trees that they recommend for planting? View the approved list of tree species.

Who should trim the tree in front of my house? Please contact David Calamoneri.

I know of a tree that I believe is dying or is dangerous, who should I contact? Please contact David Calamoneri.

How do I become a volunteer for the Shade Tree Commission? Please contact Peter Bakarich III.

How do I apply to be a commissioner on the Shade Tree Commission? Submit an application for appointment to citizen advisory boards and commissions.

When does the Hoboken Shade Tree commission meet? Click here to view the meeting dates for 2015.

What are the benefits and reasons for planting trees in Hoboken? Read about 13 Reasons to plant trees.

How can I find out info on the tree(s) on my Street? View the Hoboken Tree Inventory.

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