In order to adhere to Federal and State guidelines, and for the safety of County residents and employees, the Community Development Office is closed to the public.

Staff members are in the office and are available to assist residents and agency/municipal grantees.  In addition, we are able to help facilitate the exchange of information and resources with other social service agencies and community partners, including - but not limited to - those that assist with:  rental assistance, emergency shelter, transitional housing, food, mental health services, veterans services, domestic violence, and first-time homebuyers.

If you need assistance, e-mail is the preferred method for communication:  You can also call the Community Development Office at : 908-541-5756.

During these difficult times, we urge all residents to stay up-to-date on the latest County information (Situation Report) and to stay safe.


 Kimberly Cowart, Director

Phone:            908-541-5756
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.
  • Prepares status and evaluative reports to for submission to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.
  • 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.