Affiliated Organizations

Association of New Jersey Environmental Commissions
ANJEC and NJ’s 350 municipal and county environmental commissions work every day to preserve important natural resources, protect air and water quality and promote reclamation and sustainable development. (973) 539-7547
Camden County Council on Economic Opportunity IncCamden County Council on Economic Opportunity Inc
Camden County Council on Economic Opportunity, Inc. is waging a broad scale attack upon poverty with a view toward eliminating it as a destructive force on our society. Camden County OEO offers a broad variety of services to meet the needs of Camden area residents. Some services are targeted to help overcome specific problems, such as day care and services for the homeless, while others are wide-reaching services designed to improve our communities by helping people reach sufficiency. (856) 964-6887   
Camden Lutheran Housing IncCamden Lutheran Housing
Camden Lutheran Housing Inc. (CLHI) is a non-profit, community based organization whose mission is to rehabilitate and newly construct housing in the City of Camden for low and moderate income individuals and families. Over the past fifteen years CLHI has focused on the North Camden neighborhood and has assisted with the rehabilitation of more than 70 units of cooperatively owned housing, built 81 units of new rental housing and built and sold 8 new homes to first time home buyers. CLHI plans to build an additional 38 new homes to be sold to first time home buyers over the next several years. (856) 342-8088  
Center for Non-Profit CorporationsCenter for Non-Profits
Founded in 1982, the Center for Non-Profit Corporations is a charitable umbrella organization serving New Jersey’s non-profit organizations. The Center’s mission is to build the power of New Jersey’s non-profit sector to improve the quality of life for the people of New Jersey. Over 600 charitable organizations statewide are Center members. (732) 227-0800  
Clean Ocean ActionClean Ocean Action
Clean Ocean Action’s goal is to improve the degraded water quality of the marine waters off the New Jersey/New York coast. Clean Ocean Action will identify the sources of pollution and mount an attack on each source by using research, public education, and citizen action to convince our public officials to enact and enforce measures which will clean up and protect our ocean.  (732) 872-0111  
Corinthian Housing Development Corporation
Founded in 1991 by First Corinthian Baptist Church, Corinthian is a nonprofit community development corporation working to improve living conditions and establish economic self-sufficiency for residents of Newark’s Central Ward. CHDC has worked closely with the Rutgers Center for Urban Policy Research to conduct neighborhood-planning studies. CHDC constructed 45 rental townhouses and is currently constructing 45 more townhouses near West Side Park. CHDC has taken a multi-faceted approach to neighborhood development that includes housing, park rehabilitation, health care, community computer availability and improved safety.(973) 624-0111
Episcopal Community Development, Inc.Episcopal Community Development, Inc.
In 1991 the Episcopal Diocese of Newark created the non-profit organization Episcopal Community Development (ECD) to address issues associated with economic and social justice through comprehensive community development. Through its leadership addressing the critical social, housing and economic needs of disadvantaged communities, ECD envisions being the first choice developer of affordable housing for low and moderate income communities throughout the seven northern counties of New Jersey. 
(973) 430-9986
Gateway Community Action PartnershipGateway Community Action Partnership
Gateway Community Action Partnership is the federally-designated Community Action Program (CAP) for Cumberland, Gloucester and Salem counties in southern New Jersey. (856) 451-6330
GreenFaith is an interfaith environmental group committed to both environmental action and a deepened relationship with the spirit in nature. Greenfaith believes that people of faith have a vital role to play in the restoration of a healthy environment, and works toward bridging the gap between religion and the health of the earth. (732) 565-7790 
Heart of CamdenHeart of Camden
Heart of Camden Housing is a non-profit Community Development Corporation serving Historic Waterfront South, Camden, New Jersey. Their mission is to restore the dignity and quality of life of the community through programs for housing restoration, economic expansion and human development. (609) 966-1212
Homeless Solutions, Inc.Homeless Solutions, Inc.
Homeless Solutions, Inc. (HSI) provides shelter, supportive services and housing to homeless and low-income people in Morris County. Headquarters Development, HSI’s newest division, helps to increase the supply of affordable housing through construction, renovation and advocacy for low- and moderate-income people. (973) 993-0900
Housing and Community Development Network of New JerseyHousing and Community Development Network of New Jersey
The Housing and Community Development Network is a statewide nonprofit organization supporting New Jersey’s community development sector and collaborating with more than 250 members to build strong communities while promoting social justice through housing and economic opportunity. The Network combines outstanding education and capacity-building programs with targeted public policy advocacy to provide CDCs with both the technical and financial support necessary to rejuvenate neighborhoods and improve quality of life. (609) 393-3752
Ironbound Community CorporationIronbound Community Corporation
The Ironbound Community Corporation (ICC) is a multi-service, community-based organization rooted in and representative of the ethnically diverse Newark neighborhood called Ironbound. Founded in 1969 by residents, ICC’s mission is to engage and empower individuals, families and groups in realizing their aspirations and, together, work to create a just, vibrant and sustainable community. (973) 589-3353
Isles, Inc.Isles, Inc.
A nationally recognized nonprofit community development and environmental organization with the mission to foster more self-reliant families in healthy, sustainable communities. Unlike conventional responses to urban problems-i.e., single-service programs for housing, environment, or health-Isles operates a vast array of activities that recognize the interdependence of physical, economic, health, and social development strategies to address the problems of distressed communities. (609)341-4700
La Casa De Don PedroLa Casa de Don Pedro
La Casa has provided families with a comprehensive network of culturally sensitive services for over thirty years. Our longevity and success come from our mission to foster self-sufficiency, empowerment and neighborhood revitalization. Our community organizing and social service infrastructure is recognized as the largest and primary link to the Hispanic community in New Jersey and we are considered one of the premier community development corporations in the state. We are well known as the voice and advocate for our community and as an organizing force amongst the residents.La Casa offers over 20 programs through our five divisions; community improvement, community and economic development, early childhood education, personal development and youth and family services. (973) 485-7933
Lawrence Non-Profit Housing, Inc.Lawrence Non-Profit Housing, Inc.
Lawrence Non-Profit Housing was established to promote decent, affordable housing for low-income households in Lawrence Township. In particular, it seeks to eliminate unsafe, substandard units and to upgrade the Eggerts Crossing Neighborhood. (609) 883-4376
Morris Habitat for HumanityMorris Habitat for Humanity
Morris Habitat for Humanity is a non-profit, equal opportunity, ecumenical Christian housing ministry dedicated to building decent, affordable housing with low-income families. Habitat invites people of all backgrounds, races and religions to build houses together in partnership with families in need. (973) 891-1934
Newark Community Development NetworkNewark Community Development Network
NCDN provides capacity-building services to a network of twenty-four community development organizations, coordinates the Neighborhood Empowerment Council program and constitutes the housing task force for Newark’s Enterprise Community. (973) 623-8312

The National Housing Institute

National Housing Institute
The National Housing Institute supports the individuals and organizations that work to create healthy and thriving communities. NHI is at the intersection of theory, practice and policy in community development. We support the field through our quarterly magazine, Shelterforce, as well as through research, convenings, and our community development blog, Rooflines. (973) 509-1600
New Community CorporationNew Community Corporation
New Community Corporation is the nation’s largest and most comprehensive community development corporation. NCC owns and manages more than 3,000 units of housing and employs 2,300 people. Services and programs include housing, early childhood education, transitional housing for the homeless, job training, education, health care, community arts, youth programs and social services for children, families and senior citizens. (973) 623-2800
New Jersey Audubon SocietyNew Jersey Audubon Society
Fosters environmental awareness and a conservation ethic among New Jersey’s citizens; protects New Jersey’s birds, mammals, other animals, and plants, especially endangered and threatened species; and promotes preservation of New Jersey’s valuable natural habitats. (908) 204-8998
New Jersey Conservation FoundationNew Jersey Conservation Foundation
The mission of New Jersey Conservation Foundation is to preserve New Jersey’s land and natural resources for the benefit of all. (908) 234-1225
New Jersey Environmental FederationNew Jersey Environmental Federation
A non-profit 501(c)(4) organization fighting to protect natural resources and clean up pollution in New Jersey. NJEF is the New Jersey chapter of Clean Water Action, a 30 year old national organization based in Washington, DC, and dedicated to organizing citizen efforts to protect the environment. (732) 280-8988
New Jersey Environmental LobbyNew Jersey Environmental Lobby
Founded in 1971, the New Jersey Environmental Lobby (NJEL) is an independent, nonpartisan organization focused on legislative and regulatory measures that impact New Jersey’s environment. While NJEL focuses primarily on state laws and regulations, it becomes involved in Federal measures that affect New Jersey. NJEL partners and collaborates with other organizations with expertise in land conservation, habitat protection, workplace health & safety, and housing. NJEL welcomes the membership of grass roots organizations that can benefit from its legislative research and analysis. (609) 396-3774
New Jersey FutureNew Jersey Future
New Jersey Future was founded to achieve smart growth statewide: growth that protects New Jersey’s open lands and natural resources, strengthens our communities, makes it easier to get around, and increases our housing choices. New Jersey Future fulfills this mission through original research, policy analysis, public education, and advocacy.(609) 393-0008
Pinelands Preservation AlliancePinelands Preservation Alliance
The Pinelands Preservation Alliance protects and preserves the Pine Barrens ecosystem throughout the Pinelands National Reserve. They promote public awareness of the values of Pinelands resources and issues involved in their preservation, and advance permanent acquisition of land and development rights by private and public conservation agencies. (609) 859-8860
PlanSmart NJPlanSmart NJ
PlanSmart NJ aims to revitalize New Jersey’s landscape so that our state’s citizens benefit from a sustainable economy and environment, based on resource efficiency and social equity. PlanSmart NJ believes that thoughtful land use planning can strengthen our economy and environment to make New Jersey a better place to live, work, and play for all. We work with state, county and local officials who are struggling with land use decisions and how best to optimize the use of New Jersey’s scarce resources. We help refocus the debate away from whether New Jersey should grow, to how best we can grow. We believe growth must balance both the environmental and economic needs of the state. As New Jersey looks to the future, PlanSmart NJ presents a clear vision for comprehensive sustainability and stability for the state’s economy, environment, and communities. (609) 393-9434
Preservation New JerseyPreservation New Jersey
Founded in 1978, Preservation New Jersey is the only statewide private membership-supported historic preservation organization in New Jersey. Our mission is to sustain and enhance the vitality of New Jersey’s communities by promoting and preserving their diverse historic resources. (609) 392-6409
Rahway River AssociationRahway River Association
Encompassing 130 square miles, the Rahway River watershed is one of the oldest urbanized areas of the State of New Jersey stretching from Edison Township in Middlesex County north to the Oranges of Essex County and westward to the Watchung Ridges. The Rahway River Association has been the region’s leading voice in championing the cause of preserving open space, improving water quality and protecting natural resources of the Rahway river watershed since 1992. (732) 340-0882
Regional Plan AssociationRegional Plan Association
Regional Plan Association (RPA) is an independent, not-for-profit regional planning organization that improves the quality of life and the economic competitiveness of the 31-county New York-New Jersey-Connecticut region through research, planning, and advocacy. (609) 228-7080
ierra Club, New Jersey ChapterSierra Club, New Jersey Chapter
The Sierra Club is a national, member-supported environmental organization, which seeks to influence public policy in both Washington and the state capitals through public education and grass-roots political action. The Sierra Club seeks to protect wild places of the earth and promote the responsible use of the earth’s ecosystems and resources. (609) 656-7612
Skylands CLEANSkylands CLEAN
Founded in 1987, Skylands CLEAN promotes good government and environmental protection in order to protect the quality of life and the essential character of the New Jersey Highlands region. (973) 962-6602
Tri-City Peoples CorporationTri-City Peoples Corporation
The mission of Tri-City Peoples Corporation is to facilitate social and economic self-sufficiency and to promote citizen civic participation in community development. Tri-City provides services in education, employment and technological training, social services, health and mental health care, and affordable housing for the residents of Newark, East Orange, Irvington and surrounding communities. (973) 675-4484 or 973-374-5252
The Tri-State Transportation CampaignThe Tri-State Transportation Campaign
The Tri-State Transportation Campaign (TSTC) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to reducing vehicle dependency and sprawl development in the New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut metropolitan region. Formed in the early 1990s by leading environmental and planning organizations, TSTC responds to the mounting economic and environmental costs of automobile and truck dependence, including the destruction of open space by highway-driven sprawl development, through media and legal advocacy. (609) 396-2923

The Trust for Public LandTrust for Public Land

The Trust for Public Land is a national non-profit that conserves land for people to enjoy as parks, gardens, and other natural places, ensuring livable communities for generations to come.
(973) 292-1100


Urban League of Hudson CountyUrban League of Hudson County
ULHC is a non-profit community based organization dedicated to advocating, facilitating and promoting initiatives that allow local residents to participate in the development of urban neighborhoods. (201) 451-8888 INFO@ULOHC.ORG