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Incorporated in 1995, the Domus Corporation (Domus) is a not-for-profit corporation whose purpose is to develop housing in the four northern New Jersey counties of Hudson, Essex, Bergen and Union, and to provide a broad range of housing and housing-related support services to persons in need. Domus functions as the housing development corporation on all Archdiocesan permanent-housing initiatives.

For over twenty years, Domus has been providing services within the Archdiocese of Newark. We have an understanding of the various populations and their needs. Domus understands and successfully functions within the various rules and regulations, including those mandated by the local and State government, as well as the funding agencies. Our established relationships - which are the direct result of our reputation, with the counties and HUD - enable us to bring projects to occupancy in as little as 12 months.

Domus has developed affordable senior housing that was provided funding through HUD Federal Home Loans, DCA Balance Housing, County of Bergen, and County of Hudson. Domus serves the four counties that comprise the Archdiocese of Newark - Bergen, Essex, Hudson, and Union.

Among the various services provided by Domus are:

  • Project planning/ Design
  • Site selection/ Sale negotiation
  • Securing municipal approvals/ Variances
  • Securing funding
  • Construction oversight/ Project management
  • Occupancy/ Marketing
  • Facility/ Site management
Domus receives financial and administrative support from Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Newark (CCAN). Catholic Charities is the non-sectarian, not-for-profit social service corporation of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Newark, New Jersey. One of New Jersey's oldest and largest social service agencies, CCAN helps individuals and families in need to acquire assistance and a greater sense of self-worth and dignity. Catholic Charities as a ministry of the Archdiocese of Newark participates in the Church's social mission by recognizing the inherent dignity and worth of all people and responding with sincere Christian compassion to the corporeal needs of the poor and marginalized. The service of Catholic Charities is inspired by faith in Jesus Christ, Sacred Scripture, and the continuing exposition of Catholic social teaching. Through these activities, Catholic Charities strives to assist individuals in need, strengthen families, and provide those it serves with an experience of God's mercy.

This mission is pursued through a network of caring, effective, and well-managed social services in the four counties encompassed by the Archdiocese. With a budget of over $21 million annually supporting 43 programs, CCAN has all of the fiscal and administrative mechanisms in place to ensure that DOMUS receives the appropriate assistance to ensure successful outcomes of all its housing activities. In addition, our supportive relationship with CCAN enables us to operate and address the entire spectrum of services, from concept, to development, to occupancy, all the way through to the provision of supportive services.

DOMUS outsources property management of its facilities to the Raymond P. Marzulli Co. located in Bloomfield, NJ. Marzulli provides day-to-day management of the larger facilities, including advertisement of vacancies, establishment of leases, collection of rent, collection of data and preparation of HUD-related reporting documents, and maintenance of the facility.

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