HUD awards $19 million to improve seven Hudson County housing authorities

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The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has awarded over $19 million to improve and preserve seven Hudson County housing authorities.

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By John Heinis/Hudson County View

“The increased capital announced today only serves to enforce how critical the preservation of affordable housing units is to low-income families in New Jersey,” HUD Regional Administrator for New York and New Jersey Lynne Patton said in a statement.

“While there are 38 Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD) projects in the State, it’s imperative that all housing authorities leverage this funding to assist with capital repairs and provide tenants with the quality housing they deserve.”

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 HUD’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:

Bayonne: $3,020,412

Harrison: $846,304

Hoboken: $3,413,578

Union City: $1,022,880

West New York: $1,525,225