The Hoboken Housing Authority received $628,927 in Community Development Block Grant funds, with local nonprofits netting an additional $145,137.
By John Heinis/Hudson County View
“We are proud to partner with the Hoboken Housing Authority to provide funding for these
much-needed upgrades. I’m confident that when implemented, it will provide an important
quality of life upgrade for residents,” Mayor Ravi Bhalla said in a statement.
“I’m grateful for this allocation, which includes funds for our vital non-profits, and I thank Senator Menendez, Senator Booker, and Congressman Sires, as well as the City Council for their partnership in making this possible.”
The HHA’s allocation will go towards capital upgrades to replace facility boilers, improve lighting, and upgrade security systems.
“On behalf of the residents and commissioners of the Hoboken Housing Authority, I would like to express our sincere gratitude for the granting of funds through the CDBG Program,” added HHA Executive Director Marc Recko.
“The CDBG funds allow HHA to upgrade the physical conditions and security systems of the authority, allowing us to provide the living environment that HHA residents deserve.”
4th Ward Councilman Ruben Ramos, who represents the HHA residents, thanked the federal and local partners who made this possible.
The nonprofits who are also receiving federal funding include Computers 4 People, The Hoboken Shelter, The Act Now Foundation, Community Lifestyle, HOPES, Hoboken Community Center, True Mentors, and Hoboken Family Planning.
“We appreciate the support of the City of Hoboken for allowing us to increase our impact and provide technology to those who need it. Computers 4 People will continue to bridge the digital divide for the Hoboken community and beyond!,” noted Computers 4 People Founder Dylan Zajac.
We turn no child away because of an inability to pay. Our commitment to these bright and capable children is made possible by the charitable support from our community and we thank the Mayor and the City for being part of that,” stated Louis Quinones, of Community Lifestyle.