Valley National Bank Sponsors the Housing and Community Development Network of New Jersey's Annual "Under One Roof" Community Development Conference

Valley representatives at the event included, Left to right: Cassandra Roio, Bernadette M Mueller, Jerry Flach, Matt Coppola

WAYNE, N.J. - Thursday, November 16, 2017 - Valley National Bank was the premiere sponsor of the 2017 Under One Roof Housing and Community Development Network of New Jersey's Annual Conference and Membership meeting on October 19th and 20th. This year’s event showcased two days of healthy and affordable housing and community development solutions that are positively impacting the neighborhoods in which we live and work. Day one featured opportunities for bringing the health and housing sectors together to improve outcomes for communities. Health Impact Assessments were among the emerging tools referenced that assist communities, decision makers, and practitioners toward choices that improve public health through community design.

Day two began with a welcome from Bernadette M. Mueller, Valley National Bank Senior CRA Officer and Executive Vice President, who cited the common goal of revitalizing our communities and its realization through collaborative efforts. Attendees also heard about The Fourth Regional Plan, a long -range vision which affirms affordable housing as key to shared prosperity, health and livability. An increase in both the level and effectiveness of investments in infrastructure and housing is required for resilience and sustainable growth and to build a thriving New Jersey.

About the Housing Community Development Network of New Jersey
Since 1989, the Housing and Community Development Network of New Jersey has worked to improve the environment for the work of community development corporations (CDCs), and to strengthen their capacity to create housing and revitalize distressed neighborhoods throughout New Jersey.

The Network is a statewide association of over 250 non-profit housing and community development corporations, individuals, professional organizations, and prominent New Jersey corporations that support the creation of housing choices and economic opportunities for low-and moderate-income community residents.

The Network and its members share a commitment to promoting economic justice and the empowerment of low-income individuals and communities, and encouraging wider participation in the framing and implementation of public policies. The Network supports its CDC members by providing targeted technical assistance and educational programs, pursuing additional resources and improved public policies, and conducting research on ways to enhance the impact and effectiveness of the community development sector.

About Valley
Valley National Bancorp is a regional bank holding company headquartered in Wayne, New Jersey with approximately $23 billion in assets. Its principal subsidiary, Valley National Bank, currently operates over 200 branch locations in northern and central New Jersey, the New York City boroughs of Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens and Long Island, and Florida. Valley National Bank is one of the largest commercial banks headquartered in New Jersey with Executive Offices in Manhattan and West Palm Beach. Helping communities grow and prosper is the heart of Valley's corporate citizenship philosophy. For more information about Valley National Bank and its products and services, please visit a convenient branch location, www.valleynationalbank.com or call our Customer Service Team at 800-522-4100.