CGP&H stands for Community, Grants, Planning and Housing. We specialize in all aspects of affordable housing, planning, COAH compliance, and the procurement of grants and loans for our clients.
Founded in 1993, CGP&H has grown to be the only full service affordable housing implementation company in New Jersey. Seasoned in all facets of community development, CGP&H boasts a team that includes professional planners, expert grant-writers, COAH certified housing specialists, licensed building inspectors, lead testers, and knowledgeable support staff. Client needs are promptly met with continuity, efficiency and individual attention to detail.
CGP&H serves as the Administrative Agent for more than 1,700 affordable homes and has also supervised the rehabilitation of more than 2,500 homes. CGP&H’s grant writing team secures more than $15 million each year for our clients. More than $250 million has been realized to date for CGP&H clients.
CGP&H has a broad and diverse client list. We work for municipalities and counties throughout southern, central and northern New Jersey. In addition, we work directly for many private developers and non-profits. Click below to see a complete listing of our New Jersey clients.
CGP&H also works in various locations in Lehigh County, Pennsylvania.
Our Contact Information
Phone: 609-664-2769 Fax: 609 664 2786
Randall Gottesman, PP
Throughout his 33-year career, Randy has been involved in the development of an award-winning housing project, the securing of more than $250 million in funding for community development projects, and the writing and implementation of hundreds of professional planning documents and grant applications. Randy earned his Master’s Degree from Rutgers University in City and Regional Planning in 1981. As a licensed professional planner, he has also provided expert testimony on planning and zoning cases throughout the state. Randy was a founding member and President of Affordable Housing Professionals of New Jersey, a non-profit organization that supports affordable housing through dialogue, ethics, professional development and advocacy, and currently serves on the AHPNJ Board of Directors. Randy also spent seven years a local school board member, including two terms as its President, and has also served on the Washington State Bank Community Reinvestment Advisory Board and is a member of the American Planning Association, its New Jersey Chapter, the National Low Income Housing Coalition, New Jersey Planning Officials, and the Housing and Community Development Network of New Jersey.
David Gerkens, AICP, PP
Dave brings more than 25 years experience in land use planning activities for the states of New Jersey and Maine. As one of the pre-eminent grantwriters in the state, Dave secures funds for almost every type of municipal project imaginable. He is also highly experienced in the areas of site plan review, preparing Master Plan reexaminations and updates, Fair Share Plans, Open Space and Recreation Plans, ordinance revisions, and TDR planning. Dave earned his Bachelor of Science degree from Richard B. Stockton College of New Jersey in Environmental Science. He has also completed graduate work at the University of Southern Maine.
Megan York, AICP, PP
Megan joined CGP&H in 2006 and is experienced in planning, affordable housing, grant writing, and CDBG management. She manages CGP&H’s affordable housing planning and Administrative Agent services which includes a portfolio of over 2,000 affordable housing owner occupied and rental units throughout New Jersey. She prepares housing elements and fair share plans for client municipalities and has extensive experience navigating rules and regulations relating to state affordable housing compliance procedures. Megan received her Masters Degree in Urban Geography from the University of Tennessee and her Bachelors Degree in Geography and History from Macalester College.
HOUSING PRODUCTION MANAGER
Corinne manages CGPH’s Home Improvement Programs throughout New Jersey and Pennsylvania. She has over 28 years of administrative and management experience and has been part of the CGP&H team since 1997, dedicating the last 17 years specifically to affordable housing, providing supervision, technical assistance and hands on administrative services for over 40 housing programs. Corinne’s attention to detail, commitment to housing regulatory compliance, and professional experience has led her to become an expert at program management including start-up, manual creation, marketing, and successful mandatory audits. She has completed training in a variety of COAH, HUD and lead compliance workshops. This includes COAH Affordable Housing certifications, and certification as both an EPA Lead Renovator and Dust Wipe Lead Sampling Technician.
Richard J. Panizzi, Jr.
CHIEF INSPECTOR/ COST ESTIMATOR
Rick provides comprehensive site inspections, construction scope of work and cost estimating, construction progress inspections and lead inspection services for the many home improvement programs administered by CGP&H. He is a New Jersey Licensed Building Inspector (ICS) as well as a Pennsylvania Certified Residential Building Inspector and a certified Lead Inspector/Risk Assessor in both New Jersey and Pennsylvania. He is a member of the International Code Council and an ICC Certified Residential Building Inspector. Rick brings more than thirty years of experience in the construction, renovation and inspection industries.
CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER
John is responsible for ongoing business operations at CGP&H and for leading the administrative support team providing logistical support for all departments at CGP&H. In addition, he provides Salesforce system administration and database management. He has many years of experience working mainly in the non-profit sector. John holds a Bachelor’s degree from the University of California at Berkeley and is currently pursuing a Master of Public Administration (MPA) degree through Penn State’s World Campus where he has already earned a Graduate Certificate in Public Budgeting and Financial Management.
Assistant Case Manager
David recently joined CGP&H, providing support to the affordable housing administrative agent case managers by assisting with applicant outreach, records management, and other logistical support functions. David is a graduate of Rutgers University, having received his Masters Degree in Social Work and his Bachelors Degree in Psychology.
Mary Alice Goss
Mary Alice has been with CGP&H since 1999. She holds a Bachelors degree from Georgian Court University. She was the founder and executive director of an award winning nonprofit and the Director of rules and compliance for the national governing body of the equestrian sport in the United States. Mary Alice has been expertly managing applicant pools and case files from application intake through preconstruction to case completion for the last 14 years, and also provides superior Administrative Agent services with a particular focus on single family resales.
David contributes to the team by managing applicant pools, contractors records, and case files from application intake through pre-construction to case completion. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Monmouth University and comes to CGP&H with 10 years of combined experience in the fields of mental health, disaster recovery, and nonprofit organizations. David spent three years providing case management for New Jersey Hurricane Sandy recovery programs, working directly with applicants through the eligibility determination process, developing comprehensive recovery plans, and supporting clients through the completion of construction projects. In addition, he spent 5 years working as a Residential Counselor for adults with mental illnesses and developmental disabilities.
Patrice Loehle, PP
(609) 664-2769 ext. 13
Pat has over 25 years experience in grant writing and planning. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Pennsylvania State University-University Park and a Masters of Science in Urban and Regional Planning from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. At CGP&H she assists municipal clients with administration of various grant programs including Small Cities Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and Neighborhood Stabilization (NSP). She also prepares and submits grant applications on their behalf to federal, state and county agencies.
(609) 664-2769 ext. 22
Katherine supports the Administrative Agent team by providing outreach to applicants and assisting with income certifications. She received her Bachelor of Science from Westminster College in Utah in 2012.
Data Records Manager
(609) 664-2769 ext. 21
Nick oversees the on-line application and pre-application submissions and random selection process. He maintains all waiting list for affordable housing and each municipality’s rental and purchase inventory. He also provides Affordable Homes New Jersey technical support to the entire CGP&H team. Mr. Sciortino is a graduate of Westminster College in Utah and has been with CGP&H since 2013.
Senior Case Manager
Ximena provides Administrative Agent services for affordable rental and ownership units throughout New Jersey. She works with applicants, landlords, and owners to ensure a smooth and fair income certification process. Ximena is an expert in her field, with over ten years of case management experience at CGP&H. Ximena is bilingual and available to assist Spanish-speaking applicants as needed.
Michelle Lamar, Esq., PP
Corporate Counsel/Senior Planner
(609) 664-2769 ext. 31
Michelle has worked extensively in the areas of law and planning for both private and public entities including law firms and municipal, county and state planning agencies. Licensed as an attorney in NJ and PA and a professional planner in NJ, Michelle received her B.A. at Williams College, and her M.C.R.P., M.A. in political science and J.D. at Rutgers University where she was an Eagleton Fellow at the Eagleton Institute of Politics. Michelle is a member of the Board of Directors of the Land Use Section of the NJ State Bar Association and the NJ Supreme Court Committee on Women in the Courts. Michelle provides legal and planning services to the company.
(609) 664-2769 ext. 32
Dan has over a dozen years of experience working as an urban planning and economic development professional, with expertise in site selection and community engagement. Dan holds a Bachelor’s degree in Urban Planning from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and a Masters degree in City Planning from the University of Pennsylvania. At CGP&H, Dan works on housing elements and fair share plans, prepares grant applications, works on zoning matters and also with developers interested in affordable housing. Dan is also responsible for overseeing the organization’s Market to Affordable rental programs.
(609) 664-2769 ext. 30
Diana supports the Administrative Agent team by providing outreach to applicants for affordable rental units throughout New Jersey. She holds a Bachelor’s degree from Bryn Mawr College where she majored in Political Science.
(609) 664-2769 ext. 10
Stephanie provides administrative support to all staff at CGP&H. She graduated from the University of Delaware with a degree in Fine Arts and has extensive experience in graphic design, logistics and general office administration.