The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has awarded over $19 million to improve and preserve seven Hudson County housing authorities.
By John Heinis/Hudson County View
â€œThe increased capital announced today only serves to enforce how critical the preservation of affordable housing units is to low-income families in New Jersey,â€ HUD Regional Administrator for New York and New Jersey Lynne Patton said in a statement.
â€œWhile there are 38 Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD) projects in the State, itâ€™s imperative that all housing authorities leverage this funding to assist with capital repairs and provide tenants with the quality housing they deserve.â€
In Hudson County, Jersey City received one of the largest HUD grants in the state: $6,698,008. The smallest allocation in Hudson was for the Guttenberg Housing Authority: $520,735.
The grants announced today are provided through HUDâ€™s Capital Fund Program, which offers annual funding to approximately 3,100 public housing authorities to build, repair, renovate and/or modernize the public housing in their communities.
These housing authorities use the funding to complete large-scale improvements such as replacing roofs or making energy-efficient upgrades to replace old plumbing and electrical systems.
Overall, the State of New Jersey received $85,125,409 in federal funding.
The other Hudson County housing authorities that received funding are as follows:
Union City: $1,022,880
West New York: $1,525,225