U.S. Senators Bob Menendez and Cory Booker (both D-NJ) have revealed that seven Hudson County housing authorities will receive a total of $22,405,110 in federal funding.
By John Heinis/Hudson County View
“The funds I helped secure in the FY23 federal funding bill will provide safe housing for millions of New Jerseyans across the state,” Menendez said in a statement.
“From investments to make large-scale repairs, energy efficiency upgrades, and modernize public housing properties in New Jersey, these funds will play a critical role in improving the lives of millions of New Jerseyans at a time when housing costs are soaring.”
The Bayonne, Guttenberg, Harrison, Hoboken, Jersey City, North Bergen, and Union City housing authorities were among the dozens to across the state to receive an allocation from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).
“All New Jersey families deserve a decent, affordable place to live. These grants are crucial for New Jersey’s public housing authorities to serve the people who rely on them for safe and stable housing,” added Booker.
The grants were announced as part of $3.16 billion in funding from HUD to nearly 2,770 public housing authorities (PHAs) in all 50 states, as well as the District of Columbia, Guam, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands to make capital investments to their public housing stock.
“As I have traveled the country, I’ve heard time and again from families and seniors in public housing that a decent home in a safe community shouldn’t be too much to ask for,” noted HUD Secretary Marcia Fudge.
“With this investment today, we are committing to work with our public housing authority partners to guarantee homes in public housing are worthy of the families and individuals who live there.”
The specific allocations are as follows:
Bayonne Housing Authority
Guttenberg Housing Authority
Harrison Housing Authority
Hoboken Housing Authority
Jersey City Housing Authority
North Bergen Housing Authority
Union City Housing Authority