Menendez, Booker Announce Over $28M in Federal Funding to Revitalize Communities, Create Affordable Housing, Prevent Homelessness Across NJ

Menendez, Booker Announce Over $28M in Federal Funding to Revitalize Communities, Create Affordable Housing, Prevent Homelessness Across NJ

 
NEWARK, N.J. – U.S. Senators Bob Menendez and Cory Booker (both D-N.J.) today announced a combined $28,106,756 in grants from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) Community Planning and Development (CPD) Program to revitalize struggling communities, expand affordable housing and services to low-income individuals and families, and prevent homelessness. 

“Revitalizing New Jersey’s struggling communities takes a comprehensive approach that recognizes the importance of safe, affordable housing, economic opportunity and the services individuals and families need to overcome obstacles and secure their future,” said Sen. Menendez, the ranking member of the Senate Subcommittee on Housing, Transportation, and Community Development. “That’s why I’ve always fought for the resources our local communities need to transform their visions into reality.”

“All New Jerseyans deserve the stability and the dignity of a roof over their head,” said Sen. Booker. “During my days as a housing advocate and later as Mayor of Newark, I saw firsthand the challenges families face in trying to secure safe and affordable housing. Federal investments like this are vital to lifting up our most vulnerable communities and creating a stronger and more prosperous future for all New Jerseyans.” 

The CPD Program consists of five specific grant opportunities: The Community Development Block (CDBG) Grant, the Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG), the HOME Investment Partnership (HOME), the Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS (HOPWA) program, and the Housing Trust Fund (HTF).

The following communities are receiving funding from the below CPD Programs:

CDBG:

  • $ 387,416: ASBURY PARK
  • $ 1,532,909: BAYONNE
  • $ 1,448,683: BURLINGTON COUNTY
  • $ 242,715: EWING TOWNSHIP
  • $1,354,747: GLOUCESTER COUNTY
  • $595,919: HAMILTON TOWNSHIP
  • $1,075,286: HOBOKEN
  • $1,969,138: HUDSON COUNTY
  • $458,333: LONG BRANCH
  • $251,171: MIDDLETOWN TOWNSHIP
  • $2,618,435: MONMOUTH COUNTY
  • $636,830: NORTH BERGEN TOWNSHIP
  • $290,766: OCEAN CITY
  • $1,336,919: PASSAIC
  • $610,466: PERTH AMBOY
  • $1,003,951: UNION CITY

ESG:

  • $ 197,146: CAMDEN
  • $ 165,432: HUDSON COUNTY
  • $ 199,439: MONMOUTH COUNTY

HOME:

  • $877,220: CAMDEN
  • $889,169: BURLINGTON COUNTY
  • $626,323: GLOUCESTER COUNTY
  • $2,717,885: HUDSON COUNTY
  • $593,390: MERCER COUNTY
  • $1,493,634: MONMOUTH COUNTY
  • $803,709: PASSAIC
  • $371,657: PERTH AMBOY

 

HOPWA:

  • $925,922: CAMDEN

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