NEWARK, N.J. – U.S. Senators Bob Menendez and Cory Booker today announced that several public housing agencies (PHAs) throughout New Jersey will receive a combined total of $2,999,860 in federal funding that will expand access to affordable housing for individuals with disabilities. The Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Mainstream Voucher Program also creates partnerships between PHAs and local organizations to ensure that disabled individuals have access to services that will help them live full and independent lives.

“Access to safe and affordable housing is a human right that I have fought for since I was a mayor,” said Sen. Menendez, ranking member of the Senate Banking Subcommittee on Housing, Transportation, and Community Development. “This funding will allow communities up and down our state assist vulnerable individuals and help them live up to their God-given potential.”

"Each and every New Jerseyan deserves a safe, affordable place to live, and finding housing is particularly challenging for people with disabilities,” said Sen. Booker. “Having witnessed firsthand the struggles faced by people living in underfunded public housing, I know how important it is to invest in housing programs. Federal funding like this will help New Jersey address the affordable housing crisis while bolstering economic growth and strengthening our neighborhoods.”

The following PHAs received Mainstream Voucher Program funding:

  • $879,273 – Elizabeth Housing Authority
  • $703,193 – Newark Housing Authority
  • $367,597 – Collaborative Support Programs of NJ (Freehold)
  • $339,430 – North Bergen Housing Authority
  • $232,916 – Pleasantville Housing Authority
  • $232,767 – Morristown Housing Authority
  • $125,232 – Somerville Housing Authority
  • $119,452 – Manville Housing Authority