2019 Housing Choice Designation Application Now Open

The Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) opened the Housing Choice Designation Application for 2019. Applications from communities are due by 3:00 p.m. March 14, 2019.

For more information or to access the online application, please click here.

Housing Choice Communities will qualify to apply for the Housing Choice Fiscal Year 2020 Grants. Designated communities will also received bonus points or other priority consideration for certain state capital grant programs. Housing Choice designation lasts for two (2) years.

The Housing Choice Designation recognizes communities that have achieved production targets and set policies that encourage future sustainable growth. In order to apply, municipalities needs records of permitting over the past 5 year, and for communities that grew at a more moderate pace, they must show evidence of best practice policies related to housing production. The online application contains specific instructions.