North Bergen Housing Authority gets $123.5k through HUD self-sufficiency program


The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development has awarded the North Bergen Housing Authority $123,544 through their Family Self-Sufficiency Program.

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By John Heinis/Hudson County View

‚ÄúThis funding will benefit families by providing them with the support they need to navigate the complexities of receiving housing assistance,” North Bergen Housing Authority Executive Director Gerald Sanzari said in a statement.

“Thank you to the Department of Housing and Urban Development for recognizing the importance of our services to the North Bergen community.”

HUD provides FSS awards to public housing authorities with the strategic goal of increasing economic opportunity for families.

The grants support the salaries and training needs of program coordinators who assist participating families receiving housing assistance.

Additionally, program coordinators connect participating families to resources that will increase their earned income and financial empowerment, reduce or eliminate the need for welfare assistance, and make progress toward economic independence and self-sufficiency.

The North Bergen Housing Authority (NBHA) serves a largely Latino/minority community and of the 986 public housing units, they reserve 811 units for elderly and/or disabled persons.

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