The Government Records Council (GRC) was established by the Open Public Records Act (OPRA) to guarantee public access to government records. The GRC can assist public agency records custodians and the public by providing guidance and information, as well as resolving denial of access disputes.
The New Jersey Historic Trust (NJHT) provides financial support and technical assistance to historic preservation projects throughout the state of New Jersey. Funding assistance is available for units of local and county government or qualified nonprofit organizations. Technical assistance and easement advice is available to public and private owners of historic resources.
The New Jersey Housing and Mortgage Finance Agency (HMFA) is dedicated to increasing the availability and accessibility of affordable housing throughout New Jersey. Its financing programs support traditional affordable rental and for-sale housing developments, first-time and urban homebuyers, citizens in senior and assisted living facilities and residents with special needs. HMFA also administers the New Jersey Housing Resource Center, an online searchable registry of affordable and accessible housing located throughout New Jersey.
The New Jersey Redevelopment Authority (NJRA) is an independent state financing authority committed to revitalizing urban New Jersey. NJRA invests financial and technical resources into redevelopment projects to ensure that projects are urban-focused, neighborhood-based and investment-driven.
New Jersey’s Urban Enterprise (UEZ) Program was enacted in 1983. As of October 2008, it is part of the Department of Community Affairs. The UEZ Program was created to foster an economic climate that revitalizes designated urban communities and stimulates their growth by encouraging businesses to develop and create private sector jobs through public and private investment.