Affordable Housing

Verona's affordable housing's objective is to offer and provide qualified, low and moderate-income families, individuals, senior citizens, and persons with disabilities with opportunities for obtaining affordable housing while at the same time promoting economic self-sufficiency for families and individuals, continued independent living for senior citizens, and reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities.

Affordable housing is considered affordable to those with a median household income or below as rated by the national government or local governments.

Phone: 973-857-4799

Rehabilitation Program

Homeowner rehabilitation assistance programs provide funds to income-eligible homeowners to assist with the repair, rehabilitation, or reconstruction of their homes. These programs can help prevent the displacement of low-income households who otherwise may struggle to keep their home in livable conditions. Housing rehabilitation funds may be used only for repairs or system replacements necessary to bring a substandard unit into compliance with municipal health, safety and building codes, applicable code violations, as well as any other cosmetic work that is reasonable and deemed necessary or is related to the necessary repairs. This program does not use taxpayer money but comes from development fees.

Rehabilitation Manual

Rehabilitation Application

Affordable Housing Projects

100 Pine Street/Verona Flats:

Residents and Community Members,

We are delighted to announce the commencement of our Affordable Housing Department’s latest project at 100 Pine Street. As we embark on this exciting journey to provide affordable housing options, we greatly appreciate your patience and understanding throughout the planning and construction phases. 

While we are still in the early stages of development, rest assured that we are committed to keeping you informed every step of the way. Once construction draws nearer to completion, we will commence our marketing efforts in accordance with the affirmative marketing guidelines. At that time, we will make the application process available on the borough website, providing you with all the necessary information and resources to apply for these affordable housing opportunities. 

Your continued support is invaluable to us, and we look forward to serving our community’s needs. Thank you for your patience and cooperation.

Laura Mongello
Administrative Agent of Verona

100 Pine Street documents:

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885 Bloomfield Avenue Documents:

Affordable Housing  - Frequently Asked Questions

The questions and answers below are an attempt to provide a simple explanation of a highly complicated issue.  The goal of this information is to explain the history and current state of affordable housing obligations in the State of New Jersey and in the Township.  This is not intended to be a comprehensive explanation of the affordable housing issue.  The Township hopes that this overview will assist Verona residents in understanding the issues currently facing the Administration and their efforts to address them.

Affordable Housing Background & Frequently Asked Questions

"Affordable Housing in New Jersey: How Did We Get Here and Where Are We Going" - by Steven K. Warner, Esq. of Ventura, Miesowitz, Keough & Warner, P.C.

Additional Documents:

2024 Affordable Housing Regional Income Limits

Township of Verona's Third Round Housing Element and Fair Share Plan 

2024 Monitoring Report

2023 Monitoring Report

DRAFT Ordinances re: Affordable Housing Obligation (Discussed at 11/23/2020 Council Meeting)

Zoning Ordinance - Establishing the Town Center Mixed Use District Permitting Residential Uses with an Affordable Housing Element

NJ Department of Community Affairs Information:

Administration of Affordable Units

Additional Legal and Public Information Documents