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 Annisia Cialone, Director PP, AICP, LEED AP

The Department of Housing, Economic Development & Commerce (HEDC) is led by Director Annisia Cialone.  HEDC is responsible for planning and overseeing the orderly growth and development of Jersey City’s residential, commercial, non-profit, and industrial sectors through the coordination of agencies, comprehensive planning, regulation of land use, disbursement of state and federal grant funds, permitting, and code enforcement.   

HEDC is also responsible for contributing to the public welfare and quality of life by supporting social services providers, staffing public boards, enforcing building codes, housing codes, rent and tenant laws, and issuing licenses to businesses.



Contact Info

All HEDC Offices are operating as normal and continue to respond to phone calls and emails. Please refer to the directory below for assistance.

If you are having issues getting in touch with any of our Divisions, please call or email the HEDC Director’s office at 201-547-5070 or [email protected] Staff is available to help.

 Division Phone Number   Email Address
 City Planning  (201) 547-5010  [email protected]
 Zoning  (201) 547-4832  [email protected] 
 Construction Code  (201) 547-5055  [email protected]
 Commerce  (201) 547-5139  [email protected]
 Community Development  (201) 547-6910  [email protected]
 Economic Development  (201) 547-6567  [email protected]
 Housing Preservation  (201) 547-5127  [email protected]
 Affordable Housing  (201) 547-5169  [email protected]


We're Hiring!

HEDC is always looking for hardworking and dedicated employees to join our team.  We currently have the following positions open in our Department. If you are interested please click the links for more information.

Division of City Planning

Division of Community Development

Division of Construction Code

Division of Zoning

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HEDC Initiatives

Jersey City Mayor Steven M. Fulop and HEDC Director Annisia Cialone discussed some of the City's latest Development initiatives in the 2022 State of the City Address.

Contact Info

  • phone(201)-547-5070
  • 1 Jackson Square
    Jersey City, NJ 07305

    Annisia Cialone, Director

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