There’s a common narrative written about cities these days – and it always pits one group of residents against another: new residents versus old, one neighborhood against another, high-income versus low. We’re proving this choice is a false choice… especially when it comes to housing.
We believe that affordable housing shouldn't be isolated to one section of our city, but should be available in every neighborhood across Jersey City. In a city that emphasizes diversity, we are working hard to ensure that our neighborhoods are open to residents of a variety of income brackets. Building and incentivizing affordable development in our Downtown neighborhoods is an important goal for our administration, and we have made some incredible progress during the past three years.
We have built more affordable units in the last two years than over the prior ten.
This includes a new downtown development project where 20% of the residential units will have affordability controls, the first of its kind in 20 years.