Jersey City Housing Authority gets $276k HUD grant designed for low-income families

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The Jersey City Housing Authority received a $275,886 grants from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development designed for low-income families.

The Holland Gardens buildings in Jersey City, part of their housing authority complex. Photo via jcha-gov.us.

By John Heinis/Hudson County View

“By linking families to critical job-training, child care, and educational services, the FSS program empowers families to develop the skills and systems needed to set them on a pathway towards financial independence,” U.S. Senator Bob Menendez (D-NJ) said in a statement.

“Achieving and maintaining financial independence is a step towards helping families build better futures and pursue the American dream.”

Menendez and U.S. Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ) announced the awarding of $1,917,124 in federal funding to public housing authorities across the state to help families in federally-assisted housing achieve financial independence by increasing income and building savings.

The funding is through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) Family Self-Sufficiency (FSS) program.

“Helping New Jersey families achieve financial independence through proven federal programs like this is an important step towards strengthening the core of New Jersey’s communities,” added Booker.

“This federal investment will help lift up communities by providing New Jersey families with tools to increase income and build savings.”