Jurisdiction Second Program Year Action Plan 3Version 2.0Response: Obstacles to meeting underserved needs include:
Limited funds for all programs (HOME, CDBG and ESG)
Diminishment and disappearance of State funds
Diminishment and disappearance of local funds
Diminishment and disappearance of private funds
Increased competition for diminishing pool of funds
Lack of affordable child care services
Lack of transportation
Lack of employment training and opportunities
Lack of affordable housing
Lack of employment training for veterans
Lack of affordable permanent supportive housing for veterans
Lack of land for construction of facilities and residential units
Lack of societal ‘will’ to address the need of the underserved
Dwindling capacity on the part of providers due to layoffs
Severe financial stress at the municipal levelActions taken to address these obstacles include:
Participation in Housing Alliance of Morris County, Fair Housing Committee, and thecounty’s Human Services Advisory Committee in an attempt to coordinate concernsand maximize responses.
Outreach to veterans’ organizations and providers serving veterans4. Identify the federal, state, and local resources expected to be made available to addressthe needs identified in the plan. Federal resources should include Section 8 funds madeavailable to the jurisdiction, Low-Income Housing Tax Credits, and competitiveMcKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act funds expected to be available to addresspriority needs and specific objectives identified in the strategic plan.Response: Other resources from private and non Federal public sources that will beavailable to meet the needs identified in the Consolidated Plan include state (NJ SpecialNeeds Housing Trust Fund, the anemic NJ Balanced Fund), Federal Home Loan Bank of New York) ,municipal funds, County grant-in-aid, weatherization funds, privatefoundations, private donations, volunteer labor and private loans from lendinginstitutions. The Federal funds, in most cases, will complement other resources ratherthan leverage these funds.The demand for Section 8 housing vouchers has risen sharply yet waiting lists areclosed. The Division will advocate for increase in project based as well as portable rentalassistance.In this period of severe economic constraint, most previously reliable funding streamsare wavering, including state, local and private.
Managing the Process
Identify the lead agency, entity, and agencies responsible for administering programscovered by the consolidated plan.Response: The lead agency primarily responsible for administering the programscovered by the consolidated plan is the Morris County Division of CommunityDevelopment.