Menendez, Booker Announce $1.6M in Federal Funding to Support NJ Housing Programs

Menendez, Booker Announce $1.6M in Federal Funding to Support NJ Housing Programs


WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Senators Bob Menendez and Cory Booker today announced the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) awarding of a combined $1,672,349 in Resident Opportunities and Self-Sufficiency (ROSS) Service Coordinator grants to assist New Jersey housing agencies and nonprofit organizations.

"The Resident Opportunities and Self-Sufficiency program provides critical funding to help New Jersey communities uplift and empower low-income families by connecting them to vital community resources," said Sen. Menendez. "By linking residents to supportive services and critical job-training programs, the ROSS program empowers residents to develop the skills and build the systems needed to achieve and maintain success."

“As a former mayor, I have seen firsthand the impact successful federal programs like this have on addressing the most pressing housing issues in our communities,” said Senator Booker. “This federal investment will help lift up underserved communities by helping them meet critical local housing needs, revitalize struggling neighborhoods, and expand economic opportunity for all.”

The following organizations were awarded grants:

  • Jersey City Housing Authority - $492,000
  • Paterson Housing Authority - $442,349
  • Phillipsburg Housing Authority - $246,000
  • Rahway Housing Authority - $246,000
  • New Jersey Institute for Disabilities - $246,000

The ROSS-SC program provides funding to hire Service Coordinators to coordinate supportive services and other activities designed to help public and Indian Housing residents achieve economic and housing self-sufficiency by providing grants to the Public Housing Assessment System, tribal housing, Rental Accommodation Scheme, and nonprofit organizations.