Menendez, Lautenberg Announce $24.1 Million for New Jersey Housing and Community Development Programs

Menendez, Lautenberg Announce $24.1 Million for New Jersey Housing and Community Development Programs

Washington - U.S. Sens. Frank R. Lautenberg (D-NJ) and Robert Menendez (D-NJ) today announced that counties and municipalities across New Jersey will receive $24,195,998 for various housing and community revitalization programs. The grants, administered through the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), are part of four initiatives: The Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program, the HOME Investment Partnership, the Emergency Shelter Grants (ESG) program, and the Housing Opportunities for Persons With AIDS (HOPWA) program.

"Investing in these programs marks an important commitment to our communities," said Lautenberg. "By working to provide federal funds for local housing programs and development initiatives, we can help create new opportunities for New Jersey families and make improvements to neighborhoods throughout the state."

"This funding will help revitalize our communities and help ensure everyone in New Jersey, including the most vulnerable, have access to housing within their means," said Menendez. "It is also an investment that will help create additional jobs and economic opportunities for our families in these difficult economic times."

The nearly $24.1 million in federal grants were awarded as follows:

  • Burlington County - $1,723,823 in CDBG funds.
  • Burlington County - $1,061,687 in HOME funds.
  • Camden City - $3,029,415 in CDBG funds.
  • Camden City - $123,144 in ESG funds.
  • Camden City - $1,207,505 in HOME funds.
  • Camden City - $713,814 in HOPWA funds.
  • Camden County - $2,851,935 in CDBG funds.
  • Camden County - $115,635 in ESG funds.
  • Camden County - $1,324,643 in HOME funds.
  • Bayonne - $2,081,135 in CDBG funds.
  • Bayonne - $83,964 in ESG funds.
  • Brick Township - $383,243 in CDBG funds.
  • Bridgeton - $445,836 in CDBG funds.
  • Toms River Township - $490,574 in CDBG funds.
  • Hudson County - $4,083,473 in CDBG funds.
  • Hudson County - $165,103 in ESG funds.
  • HudsonCounty - $4,311,069 in HOME funds.

The CDBG and HOME programs provide funding to develop decent and affordable housing, enhance infrastructure and develop economic opportunities primarily in communities with large populations of low and moderate-income families. HOPWA funding provides housing assistance and related support services to meet the special needs of people with HIV and AIDS. The ESG program provides homeless people with basic shelter and other services.