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If you find yourself in need of emergency assistance please call the hotline number at 1-800-222-1222 or 1-800-962-1253. Trained healthcare professionals are standing by to answer your call 24/7.

 

The New Jersey Department of Human Services operates a toll free “warm line” which is a resource for people seeking mental health service. The warm line is activated during events that impact the mental health of New Jersey residents. The warm line is available 24 hours and has language access; dial (877) 294-help (4357).

 

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https://www.nj.gov/health/cd/topics/covid2019_community.shtml

 

https://www.facebook.com/NJDeptofHealth/

 

https://twitter.com/njdeptofhealth?lang=en

HAP will collaborate with residents and public, non-profit and private entities to create viable, healthy communities and to empower able residents to achieve financial independence. We will achieve the above while maintaining strong internal controls, developing and maintaining a strong culture of mutual respect, fiscal responsibility, and ethical behavior by our employees, residents and other key stakeholders.

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PLAINFIELD, NJ — The Housing Authority of Plainfield (HAP) broke ground on a $19.3 million project Thursday to celebrate the new construction of Elmwood Square, an ambitious redevelopment plan that will bring 58 new apartments to the community. The ceremony took place in partnership with the City of Plainfield, the Premier Community Development Corporation (PCDC), the County of Union, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), and The Alpert Group.

Elmwood Square will be a 58 unit townhouse design, with 43 2-bedrooms and 15 3-bedrooms, on 3.68 acres. The apartment complex will have individual entrances in a design that is very conscious of defensible space, new urbanism design, eyes on the street concepts, open space, passive recreation, and a free-standing community building which has a community room, office space, and maintenance space. There will also be supportive housing in the design, and 5 percent of the units meet 504 requirements. All first floor units are handicap adaptable. All units will have Section 8 project-based assistance.

Randall M. Wood, Executive Director of the Housing Authority of Plainfield stated,

“We have been dedicated to fulfilling the need for more affordable housing in our community and have been working diligently to replace the outdated Elmwood Gardens public housing project for more than seven years.” He added, “In partnership with HAP’s qualified nonprofit arm, Premier Community Development Corporation, we are making this vision a reality.”

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PUBLIC NOTICE

 

IN ACCORDANCE WITH NJSA 10:4-18, ANNUAL NOTICE OF THE REGULAR MEETINGS OF THE BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS OF THE HOUSING AUTHORITY OF PLAINFIELD WAS GIVEN IN JANUARY OF 2021.  AS SET FORTH IN THAT NOTICE, THE REGULAR MONTHLY MEETING OF THE AUTHORITY IS SCHEDULED FOR MONDAY, AUGUST 16, 2021 AT 7:00 PM.

 

IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE RESTRICTIONS ESTABLISHED BY EXECUTIVE ORDER 107 ISSUED BY THE GOVERNOR OF NEW JERSEY AND RELATED GUIDANCE ISSUED BY THE STATE WITH RESPECT TO THE NEED TO LIMIT PUBLIC GATHERINGS TO MITIGATE THE SPREAD OF COVID-19, THE MEETING WILL BE CONDUCTED EXCLUSIVELY THROUGH THE USE OF COMMUNICATIONS EQUIPMENT.  MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC CAN ACCESS THE MEETING USING ONE OF THE FOLLOWING METHODS:  

A. INTERNET: BY VISITING ZOOM.US/J/89624066408 AND ENTERING PASSWORD 051820.

B. TELEPHONE: BY DIALING (646) 876-9923 AND ENTERING MEETING ID 896 2406 6408 AND PASSWORD 051820 WHEN PROMPTED. PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS IS NOT A TOLL-FREE NUMBER, AND MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC MAY INCUR CHARGES TO PARTICIPATE USING THIS NUMBER.

 

IN ADDITION, COMMENT MAY BE MADE IN ADVANCE BY E-MAILING THE AUTHORITY AT INFO@HAPNJ.ORG.  ANY COMMENT RECEIVED BY 6:00 PM ON APRIL 16, 2021 WILL BE READ ALOUD DURING THE MEETING BY AN AUTHORITY STAFF MEMBER.

 

FORMAL ACTION MAY BE TAKEN AT THIS MEETING.

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Plainfield Mayor Adrian O. Mapp commends this addition of apartments for the Plainfield community,

“I want quality of life for every Plainfield resident. This development ensures that any resident regardless of income can stay in Plainfield and have affordable, decent housing. I am very appreciative of this joint effort that will have a lasting effect for low-income families in our city. Progress such as this ensures opportunity for all residents.”

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March 5, 2021

HOUSING AUTHORITY OF PLAINFIELD HOSTS WITH COMMUNITY PARTNERS, FOR SENIOR RESIDENTS, SUCCESSFUL COVID-19 VACCINE CLINIC

On February 26, 2021, the Housing Authority of Plainfield (HAP) hosted a vaccine clinic at their Richmond Towers property (510-520 East Front Street, Plainfield, NJ 07060). Richmond Towers is a senior housing complex with about 230 residents. For the event, well over 100 seniors participated in getting the Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine.


Per HAP Executive Director – Randall Wood, “with HAP housing a vulnerable populace (seniors), and New Jersey being one of the hardest hit by COVID-19 by some measurements, it was imperative that the complex received access to the vaccine.”


Mr. Wood engaged his General Manager and Program Director to head up the efforts to procure and coordinate the COVID-19 vaccination clinic. After much deliberation and persistence, and ultimately a collaboration of community resources, the efforts came to fruition. Through assistance from, the Union County Health department (under Annie McNair), Plainfield’s Neighborhood Health Services Corp (under direction of Dr. Kerrie Powell), Mr. Sheldon Greene (OEM Specialist), and other local support, a vaccine clinic was established on premise to serve the need.


Per Mr. Wood, “kudos” to all in the community who helped, my staff, the Richmond Towers Resident Association, and special thanks to Mr. James Marsh and Mr. Darryl Clark for their persistence and diligence to facilitate this important event. Hopefully, we will be able to serve our remaining HAP residents and this will save lives of our vulnerable populace and others”. “We take safety and the pandemic very seriously and take every precaution that we can to protect our residents and community.”

HOUSING NEWS
30 MAR

A Message from the Director

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Dear Valued New Jersey Department of Community Affairs (NJ DCA) Partners and Legislators,

 

On Monday, March 22nd at 9:00 am EST, NJ DCA will be launching the second phase of our Coronavirus Emergency Rental Assistance Program (CVERAP) Phase II. This program will be accepting pre-applications for assistance for rental arrears and temporary assistance for future rent to low- and moderate-income households that have had a substantial reduction in income, have qualified for unemployment benefits, incurred significant costs, or experienced a financial hardship due, directly or indirectly, to the COVID-19 pandemic. Nan McKay & Associates has been authorized by the New Jersey Department of Community Affairs to assist in the administration of the COVID-19 Emergency Rental Assistance Program Phase II and to communicate with applicants and landlords.

Pre-applications will be accepted beginning at 9:00 am on Monday, March 22, 2021 at https://njdca.onlinepha.com, and assistance is available at 609-490-4550.

We are seeking your assistance to spread the word about this program to all communities across the State of New Jersey. We have included below links to several program flyers that can be used to educate renters and landlords about this program. Please distribute these materials, post them and a link to the application website on your websites and help us reach as many families in need as possible.

If you have any questions about this program, please call 609-490-4550.

CVERAP Phase II Tenant Information Flyer

CVERAP Phase II Landlord Information Flyer

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DUE to the COVID-19 Virus at this time HCV Program will not have any physical contact with the public.

Until further notice we will only be taking phone calls, faxes, mail and email.

 

Contact numbers:

908-769-6335

Fax 908-769-5253

Keshin Pollard ext. *888#

keshinp@hap-nj.org

Monique Brown ext. *625#

moniqueb@hap-nj.org

Timothy Anderson ext. *622#

timothya@hap-nj.org

Jacqueline Salter ext. *630#

jacquelines@hap-nj.org

Clyde Hare ext. *606# chare@hap-nj.org

Zena Sutton ext. *629# zenas@hap-nj.org

PLAINFIELD HOUSING CHOICE VOUCHER PROGRAM

WAITING LIST

CLOSED
25 MAR
2019

12:00 am - Opening of Waiting List Applications

07 APR
2019

11:59 pm - Closing of Waiting List Applications

APPROX WAITING TIME

7 years

November 2, 2017

Joanne Gardens Wait List Opportunity