Hudson County scored $19,772,553 in federal funding to bolster affordable housing opportunities in “disadvantaged communities,” U.S. Senators Bob Menendez and Cory Booker (both D-NJ) announced.
“Families in all zip codes deserve safe, affordable, and high quality housing and opportunities to succeed,” Menendez, a senior member of the Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Committee, said in a statement.
“As we continue the recovery process from the COVID-19 pandemic, it is critical that we continue to provide the support New Jersey’s communities and families need to rebuild. This funding is an integral part of that effort.”
The bulk of the funding goes to the Hudson County government, $10,539,656; and the City of Jersey City, $5,204,489; though Bayonne, Hoboken, North Bergen, Union City, all received federal dollars as well.
“Even before the COVID-19 pandemic, disadvantaged communities across New Jersey were struggling — a fact that has only been exacerbated by the health crisis. This federal funding is vital to ensuring that these communities can recover and provide residents safe, affordable places to live,” added Booker.
The different grants utilized across the state are the Community Development Block (CDBG), the CDBG Recovery Housing Program (RHP), the HOME program, the Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG), the Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS (HOPWA) Program, and the Housing Trust Fund (HTF).
The full Hudson County breakdown is as follows: