Hoboken Housing Authority

400 Harrison Street, Hoboken NJ 07030


What is the Vision 2020 Plan?

Vision 2020

The completion of the NJ Transit Hudson Bergen Light Rail combined with the development of luxury housing nearby creates an ideal environment for a full transformation of the public housing complex. Instead of an isolationist view for the Housing Authority, it is our vision for public housing to become an integrated part of the greater Hoboken community.

The Vision 2020 Plan highlights the housing agency’s potential and opportunity for transformation and sustainability. The plan combines a vibrant and healthy neighborhood with pedestrian-friendly retail, civic, recreational and educational uses that would provide our residents with opportunities for growth and a higher overall standard of living.

Some of the goals of the redevelopment plan are to create more outdoor recreational space, change the image and stigma of public housing, increase access to jobs and create a mixed-income sustainable community. The Vision 2020 Plan has won a New Jersey Future award in the “Smart Growth” category in 2011 for its strategy in revitalizing the affordable housing residences.

“The Vision 2020 Plan demonstrates the limitless possibilities for public housing residents,” said Carmelo Garcia, executive director, Hoboken Housing Authority. “We are offering our residents a design that allows for social upward migration. This has been a dream that we can make a reality.”

070313 HHA Phase 1 Plan.pdf Vision 2020 open block plan.pdf

Phase 1 Plan

Open Block Plan

Phase One of the Vision 2020 Plan

With the residents leading the way, the Board has approved for the Executive Director to seek Requests for Proposal to select the best national and statewide syndicating developer to build its first 44 units of modernized housing.

This is the first development project for the Hoboken Housing Authority tackling its 60-year-old obsolete housing stock. This new housing with bring the authority into the 21st century and improve the residents quality of life.

The project will consist of the most durable and sustainable 44 units for low-income families. The completion of this project will allow current residents to relocate to this building, which is expected to have many modern amenities including an after-school designated space.

The building will be elevated above the flood plane to help prevent damage such as that caused by Hurricane Sandy. It will be located at 333 Harrison St., currently an HHA parking lot.

In March, The Hoboken Housing Authority was awarded with Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD) funds to help build the first phase of the Vision 20/20 plan. “This funding will contribute to the Rebirth the housing authority is about to undergo,” said Garcia.

The new Hoboken Housing units will be energy efficient, green spaces. This project will create jobs during the construction and it will act as a model for the total conversion of the low-income housing stock in Hoboken.


Concept and Plan