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.

Hoboken, NJ – The City of Hoboken today marks a significant leap in urban development with the adoption of the Hoboken Housing Authority (HHA) Redevelopment Plan. This comprehensive strategy, unanimously approved by the Hoboken City Council on Dec. 20, promises to rejuvenate the HHA’s dated housing stock, enriching the lives of residents without causing permanent displacement.

The plan outlines a transformative blueprint for the substantial rehabilitation or replacement of 1,354 units within the HHA campus. Featuring new buildings ranging from six to 12 stories, the plan is a paradigm of modern urban housing. Furthermore, it includes infrastructure enhancements focused on mitigating flood risks, improving transportation for better accessibility, and adding new communal amenities like a resiliency park along Marshall Street.

The phased construction approach, spanning over a decade, is tailored to minimize disruption for the over 2,500 HHA residents. This strategy ensures the rapid replenishment of existing units while paving the way for additional affordable and workforce housing. The plan mandates that at least 15 percent of new units be affordable, catering to households earning 80 to 120 percent of the Area Median Income (AMI).

Mayor Ravi S. Bhalla lauded the plan as a roadmap to reinvigorate HHA housing, stressing its focus on compassionate progress, flooding solutions, and open space enhancements. Fourth Ward Councilman Ruben Ramos echoed these sentiments, acknowledging the plan as a collaborative success shaped by extensive community input.

HHA Executive Director Marc Recko highlighted the plan as a testament to the strong partnership between the HHA and the city, celebrating it as a critical step in ensuring quality housing for those most in need.

The plan’s genesis stems from the HHA’s prior planning efforts and extensive community engagement, including stakeholder meetings and online surveys. This followed the Hoboken City Council’s designation of the HHA properties as an Area in Need of Redevelopment in November 2022.

The Hoboken Housing Authority, encompassing six housing complexes over 21 acres, serves as a cornerstone of the community, housing units constructed between 1940 and 1979.

For more details on the Hoboken Housing Authority Redevelopment Plan Project, visit hobokennj.gov/hharedevelopmentplan.