Hudson County housing authorities receive $4.7M in COVID-19 relief from HUD


Seven different Hudson County housing authorities have received $4.7 million in the second round of COVID-19 relief funds from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.

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By John Heinis/Hudson County View

“As a result of President Trump’s strong leadership, we were able to secure necessary funding through the CARES Act to help keep Americans living in public housing safe through these unprecedented times,” HUD Secretary Ben Carson said in a statement.

“HUD has worked hard to ensure that these funds will reach Public Housing Authorities quickly and efficiently, so they are well equipped to protect their residents and staff as we all work together as a Nation to combat this invisible enemy.”

Overall, Hudson County received $4,698,318 and New Jersey housing authorities netted $23,302,088 in federal funding.

“This Administration recognizes the severity of the COVID-19 crisis and the crippling impact of the virus in New York and New Jersey. That is why President Trump has taken swift action to roll out a second wave of public housing funding to assist impacted residents and staff,” added HUD Regional Administrator for New York and New JerseyLynne Patton.

“This comprehensive approach not only provides funding to respond to current conditions, but also allows for future preparation and prevention, to ensure our residents will always feel safe in their homes.”

The funds are specified to be used to prepare for, prevent, or respond to a COVID-19 outbreak and more information can be found here.

The allocations for local housing authorities are as follows:

• Bayonne Housing Authority – $819,349

• Guttenberg Housing Authority – $91,736

• Harrison Housing Authority – $80,917

• Hoboken Housing Authority – $1,118,225

• Jersey City Housing Authority – $1,770,054

• North Bergen Housing Authority – $493,747

• Union City Housing Authority – $324,290

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