Menendez, Lautenberg Announce $13.5 Million in Federal Homeless Assistance Grants for New Jersey

Menendez, Lautenberg Announce $13.5 Million in Federal Homeless Assistance Grants for New Jersey

Washington - U.S. Senators Frank R. Lautenberg (D-NJ) and Robert Menendez (D-NJ) today announced New Jersey will receive $13,542,890 in federal grant funding from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to assist homeless men and women in New Jersey access housing opportunities.

"This federal funding will help homeless men and women in New Jersey with the assistance and services they need to gain access to housing," stated Lautenberg. "With this funding, we can help provide new opportunities to some of the state's most hard pressed families and put more New Jerseyans in decent homes."

"During these tough economic times, with a tight jobs market and high foreclosure rate, it is important for our state's families and economy that those who are struggling the most can stay afloat," said Menendez, Chairman of the Banking Subcommittee on Housing, Transportation and Community Development. "This investment will help these families gain stability and community-based support services to start on a path out of homelessness and into a more prosperous future."

In all, 41 grants were awarded to agencies all across the state, including some programs receiving multiple awards. The nearly $13.5 million in federal grants were awarded in New Jersey as follows:

• $420,000 to AIDS Resource Foundation for Children for the Roseville Manor Phase II project.
• $206,702 to the Cape May County Board of Social Services.
• $27,302 for the Cape May County permanent housing bonus.
• $179,400 for the Cape May County Shelter and Care project.
• $41,074 to the Center for Family Services Inc. for the Mother-Child Permanent Housing project.
• $950,020 to the city of Trenton.
• $400,000 for the Perry Street Permanent Supportive Housing project.
• $550,020 for the Housing First project.
• $2,675,943 to Collaborative Support Programs of New Jersey for efforts in Camden, Atlantic, Essex and Ocean counties.
• $276,900 for the Atlantic County Jewish Family Services program.
• $396,300 for Camden Housing First.
• $604,560 for the Essex COL Permanent Supportive Housing program.
• $805,680 for the Essex County Mental Health Association
• $228,780 for the Ocean County Jay Street Shelter Plus Care program.
• $363,723 for the Ocean County mental health services leasing program.
• $395,220 to the Monmouth County Ray of Light Extension.
• $400,000 to the Essex County Empowerment Corporation for the Essex Empowerment Supportive Housing program.
• $2,662,860 to the Bergen County Housing Authority for its Housing Works program.
• $2,082,960 to the Jersey City Housing Authority.
• $631,200 to the Live United Housing program.
• $1,136,160 for the Hoboken Shelter Plus Care program.
• $315,600 for the Youth Consultation Services Shelter Plus Care program.
• $569,880 to the Edison Township Housing Authority for the Triple C Housing First program.
• $28,904 to Making it Possible to End Homelessness for the Imani Park Graduate Leasing project.
• $829,000 to the Mental Health Association of Essex County Inc. for the Newark project.
• $1,322,820 to the Passaic County Department of Human Services for the Passaic County Housing First project.
• $30,560 to the Somerset Home for Temporarily Displaced Children for the Bridge House project.
• $575,729 to the Start Easy Eagle Development Corp. for the Sussex and Essex Cares projects.
• $30,973 to the Lester A. Behavioral Health Center Inc. for its permanent housing project.
• $79,080 to the United Way of Hudson County for its Live United Housing program.
• $241,165 to the Warren County Housing Authority for the Future Promise project.

The Continuum of Care Homeless Assistance competitive programs provide funding for a range of assistance to homeless persons, including transitional housing, permanent housing and a variety of supportive services. The Continuum programs included in this grant announcement are the Supportive Housing Program (SHP) and Shelter Plus Care Program (S+C). SHP is designed to develop housing and services that allow homeless men and women to live as independently as possible. S+C provides rental assistance for hard-to-serve homeless persons with disabilities in connection with supportive services.