At a recent public workshop, residents of Bergen County noted that sitting in traffic, few transportation choices, and the lack of affordable housing are things they’d like to see changed.
Together North Jersey, a partnership between 60 local governments, public agencies, non-profits, and others, held the workshop to begin to find out what residents of the 13-county region like about where they live and what they would change. Eventually that input will be turned into a development plan to deal with uneven job growth, high taxes, and an aging population among other regional concerns.
With the help of a Department of Housing and Urban Development Regional Planning grant, North New Jersey will be able to jointly address issues such as economic growth and revitalization, housing and workforce development, and transportation and public health.
Read more about HUD Regional Planning grants and the Partnership for Sustainable Communities here.