The Jersey City Housing Authority in partnership with its private sector developer, Michaels Development Co., is building two 4-story, low-income, senior rental buildings on the corners of Ocean Avenue and Dwight Street under the Lafayette Gardens HOPE VI Revitalization Program. The two buildings will be known as Ocean Pointe East and West with 30 apartments at Ocean Pointe East and 28 apartments at Ocean Pointe West
Groundbreaking for Ocean Pointe Apartments was October 18, 2007.
Jersey City Housing Authority Mission Statement
The mission of the Jersey City Housing Authority is to offer and provide qualified lower income families and senior citizens with the best opportunities for gaining affordable housing within reasonably safe, working neighborhoods and simultaneously promote economic self-sufficiency for families, continued independent living for senior citizens and maximum accommodation for persons with disabilities.
In achieving this mission, the JCHA is committed to:
Public service which reflects the highest standards of personal integrity, professional performance and public accountability.
Promoting reciprocal resident responsibility.
Growing partnerships with site residents, neighborhood organizations, local and state governments, private sector developers and supportive service providers.
Creating and sustaining urban communities which offer growing opportunities for creating better lives.
Doing the above in the full spirit of all civil rights and non-discrimination laws and of affirmatively furthering fair housing opportunities.
Direction to the Housing Authority's office:
Michaels Development Company
A nationally recognized, private sector firm with over 35 years of experience in producing top quality, affordable housing. All aspects of housing development, from site acquisition through property management, are within the expertise and experience of our company and its affiliates. Since the early 1970s, the Michaels Development Company has successfully developed over 40,000 housing units in 27 states, the District of Columbia and the U. S. Virgin Islands. We have overseen over $3 billion of new construction and substantial rehabilitation.