Jersey City, NJ Housing Authority


Challenge Commitment
1.5Million Square Feet
Goals Progress
20%Reduction in Energy Intensity Goal Achieved

Jersey City Housing Authority (JCHA) is the second largest Public Housing Authority in the State of New Jersey, and the largest developer of new affordable housing in Jersey City. JCHA has been providing safe, decent, and affordable housing to more than 7,500 households for the last 75 years.

Through the Better Buildings Challenge, JCHA is focused on improving the living environments of its residents. Efforts include better lighting, more effective heating, new plumbing fixtures, improving air quality, and where residents pay their own utility bills―reducing out of pocket expenses. In the wake of Super Storm Sandy, JCHA has also turned towards designing improvements that are not only more sustainable, but also more resilient to meet this challenge. JCHA has assembled a team of partners, including Siemens Building Industries, Enterprise Foundation, and NJIT’s Center for Building Knowledge to help them be innovative in their efforts.