On July 2, 2007, amendments to the NJ DCA Balanced Housing program rules were adopted that affect Balanced Housing and Home Express funding and design requirements. One of the changes includes green building requirements, outlined in Appendix M of the Balanced Housing Rules. Home Express is a portion of Balanced Housing funds administered through the NJHMFA. We review for the green building items and other design requirements found within the Balanced Housing Rules. The Balanced Housing green requirements have been integrated into the Green Future program mentioned within this website. Please review documentation found in the Related Documents section on the right.
As of Spring 2008, to mitigate any additional cost-to-construct, a waiver is available for Home Express projects in the program documentation allowing projects to opt-out of the amendment's requirements.