Booker, Menendez announce $19M in funding for 7 Hudson County housing authorities

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U.S. Senators Cory Booker and Bob Menendez (both D-NJ) have announced over $19 million in funding for seven different Hudson County housing authorities, specifically to preserve, repair, and modernize affordable homes.

By John Heinis/Hudson County View

“Families across New Jersey deserve to live in safe, quality, reliable and affordable housing. This federal funding will build up our communities, boost our economy and empower our families to fulfill their potential,” Menendez said in a statement.

Overall, Hudson County netted $19,230,429 in HUD grants between Bayonne, Guttenberg, Harrison, Hoboken, Jersey City, North Bergen, and Union City. Statewide, the total amount of funding allocated is $85,066,133.

“Each and every New Jerseyan deserves a safe, affordable place to live. It is especially critical during the current public health crisis that our public housing programs have the resources they need to serve the New Jersey families that rely on them,” Booker added.

The breakdown for each individual Hudson County housing authority is as follows:

Bayonne

$3,524,579

Guttenberg

$617,443

Harrison

$875,950

Hoboken

$4,072,314

Jersey City 

$6,578,836

North Bergen 

$2,344,389

Union City 

$1,216,918

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