The North Bergen Housing Authority scored a $152,034 U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) grant to provide rental assistance to tenants.
By John Heinis/Hudson County View
The program allows Public Housing Authorities (PHAs) to continue offering rental assistance to families participating in the Housing Choice Vouchers and Mainstream programs.
Due to insufficient funding, despite taking reasonable cost-saving measures, these PHAs would otherwise have to terminate rental assistance for families in Essex, Hudson, and Morris counties.
“Families across the state of New Jersey rely on rental assistance to keep a roof over their heads and that of their children,” U.S. Senator Bob Menendez (D-NJ) said in a statement.
“This $2 million in funding from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development will allow New Jerseyans and their families residing in Essex, Hudson, and Morris counties to remain in their houses without fear of having their rental assistance ceased.”
The NBHA was just one of four agencies, including a $4,762 allocation for the Bayonne Housing Authority, to receive funding this time around, about a month after seven Hudson County housing authorities received a total $22,405,110 in federal funding.
“This vital funding will help New Jerseyans who rely on public housing authorities to stay in their homes and make ends meet,” added U.S. Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ).
“I’m proud to see these federal funds allocated to communities across our state and know they will provide much-needed financial relief to families.”