Affordable Housing Programs
A development containing low- and moderate-income units among market rate units. Affordable housing set-asides are often 15% or 20%. Inclusionary development may also be a non-residential development (i.e. a shopping center) with affordable units built in.
100% Affordable Housing Projects
A development in which all units are affordable to low- and moderate-income households.
Alternative Living Arrangement / Supportive and Special Needs Housing
A structure in which individuals or households live in distinct bedrooms, but share kitchen and plumbing facilities, central heat and common areas. They may be restricted to special needs groups, such as persons with developmental disabilities, veterans and their families, and victims of domestic abuse.
Accessory Apartment Program
A self-contained residential dwelling unit with a kitchen, sanitary facilities, sleeping quarters, and a private entrance, which is created within an existing home, or through the conversion of an existing attached accessory structure on the same site, or by an addition to an existing home or accessory building.
This program entails conversion of existing market-rate units to deed-restricted low- or moderate-income units.
To qualify for a Rehabilitation program, a unit must be occupied by a low- or moderate-income household, and must fit the definition of a substandard unit in N.J.A.C. 5:93-5.2(b), which says: “a unit with health and safety code violations that require the repair or replacement of a major system.” Major systems include weatherization, roofing, plumbing, heating electricity, sanitary plumbing, lead paint abatement and/or load bearing structural systems. All rehabilitated units must meet the applicable construction code after repairs are completed. At the end of the rehabilitation work, a rehabilitated unit will be subject to 10-year affordability controls in the form of a lien or deed restriction.