Hudson County housing authorities will net over $1.6 million from CARES Act funding, with Jersey City the biggest winner with about 50 percent of that allocation, U.S. Senators Bob Menendez and Cory Booker announced.
By John Heinis/Hudson County View
“The families and elderly New Jerseyans living in our low-income housing communities need our support during the COVID-19 crisis and this funding will make sure their residencies are healthy and safe places to live,” Menendez said in a statement.
“If we are going to beat this pandemic, it’s essential that everyone has a reliable place to call home. We must continue investing in our federal housing programs so that every New Jerseyan has a roof over their heads.”
Overall, New Jersey has secured $18,740,222 from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to ensure public housing authorities (PHAs) have the resources they need during the current public health emergency.
“During this public health crisis and long after the battle is over, we must continue to ensure that all New Jersey families have access to a decent and affordable place to live,” added Booker.
“Federal funding like this is needed now more than ever to help New Jersey’s public housing authorities best serve the people who rely on them for safe and stable housing.”
The Hudson County allocations are as follows:
West New York
Total – $1,608,912