Community Development

Advancing local communities

Community Development Block Grant

Since 2001, the ACIA has administered the Community Development Block Grant for Atlantic County Urban County. During this time, over 22 million dollars has gone to hundreds of eligible projects.   Learn More...

Municipal Services

The ACIA provides municipalities with resources and expertise in a wide range of programs which allow them to service their residents efficiently.  View More...

Housing Assistance

Programs designed for assistance with purchasing or rehabilitating privately owned residences. 
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Small Business Loans

The 108 Loan Program is for existing for-profit businesses while the Micro Loan Program is for existing family owned small businesses or start-up businesses.
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Contact Information

CDBG Director
Robert McGuigan

Housing Assistance Programs


Community Housing Development Organizations

As a part of the HOME Investment Partnership Program, the ACIA has partnered with Community Housing Development Organizations to create over 15 new LMI housing units throughout Atlantic County. These units are made available to working families at affordable prices. Currently our two main CHDOs are Habitat for Humanity of Atlantic County and Pleasantville Housing and Redevelopment Corporation.

If you are a contractor and would like to participate and be added to our approved contractors list, please download a Contractors Application Form (updated June 2023) here.  Please return completed application & documents to: the Atlantic County Improvement Authority, 600 Research Aviation Blvd., EHT, NJ 08234 or email the application along with attachments to: Ellen Hiltner, Home Manager at or Charlie Pfrommer, Home Inspector at

Women and Minority Businesses are encouraged to apply.

Contact Information

Home Program Manager
Ellen Hiltner