Community Development

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Kimberly Cowart, Director

Phone:           908-541-5756
Fax: 908-575-3935
Mail: 27 Warren Street, P.O. Box 3000, Somerville, NJ 08876


  • Serves the 21 municipalities of Somerset County and its residents through the administration of Federal and County funded programs fashioned to address a myriad of community, housing and economic development needs. 
  • Provides technical assistance to program applicants, monitor grant fund recipients for compliance with federal regulations, and process reimbursement payments for program-related expenses.
  • Liaises with other government bodies and reporting agencies to provide accomplishment data for activities ranging from sidewalk and sewer rehabilitation to housing down payment assistance to rental assistance to daycare to veteran job training services. The predominant beneficiaries of the programs are low and moderate income clients and neighborhoods. 
  • Conducts community outreach events, needs surveys, and donation efforts throughout the year and provide guidance and resources to clients about local non-profit agencies and current programs.