Menendez, Booker Announce Over $177M To Revitalize Neighborhoods Across New Jersey

PHOTO: Senator Bob Menendez (Flickr) PHOTO: Senator Bob Menendez (Flickr)

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.

JERSEY CITY, New Jersey. May 16, 2022 (Biz Republic) — U.S. Senators Bob Menendez and Cory Booker (both D-N.J.) today announced the awarding of a combined $177,768,593 in federal funding from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) Office of Community Planning and Development to support the revitalization of communities across New Jersey.

“Families in all zip codes deserve safe, affordable, and high quality housing and opportunities to succeed,” said Sen. Menendez, a senior member of the Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Committee. “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.”

“Even before the COVID-19 pandemic, disadvantaged communities across New Jersey were struggling — a fact that has only been exacerbated by the health crisis,” said Sen. Booker. “This federal funding is vital to ensuring that these communities can recover and provide residents safe, affordable places to live.”

The funding announced today comes from four different grants designed to revitalize struggling neighborhoods and expand access to affordable housing. They 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 following communities were awarded the following grants:

State of New Jersey
CDBG: $6,707,393
RHP: $1,008,572
HOME: $5,938,846
ESG: $3,512,900
HOPWA: $1,738,173
HTF: $26,873,570

Asbury Park
CDBG: $405,475

Atlantic City
CDBG: $1,317,218
HOME: $529,188

CDBG: $1,374,343

CDBG: $1,010,159

Brick Township
CDBG: $310,817

CDBG: $298,016

CDBG: $2,541,628
HOME: $995,794
ESG: $218,167
HOPWA: $1,193,996

Cherry Hill
CDBG: $423,294

CBDG: $1,176,884

Toms River
CDBG: $1,407,498

East Orange
CDBG: $1,407,498
HOME: $559,366

CDBG: $635,250

CDBG: $1,541,110
HOME: $1,051,743

Ewing Township
CDBG: $239,246

Franklin Township
CDBG: $312,761

Gloucester Township
CDBG: $274,327

CDBG: $623,290

CDBG: $967,580

CDBG: $1,098,073
HOME: $515,230

Jersey City
CDBG: $5,333,792
HOME: $2,388,869
ESG: $496,319
HOPWA: $2,320,676

Lakewood Township
CDBG: $1,160,218
HOPWA: $2,023,965

Long Branch
CDBG: $459,857

CDBG: $262,868

CDBG: $278,388

CDBG: $6,924,742
HOME: $3,166,299
ESG: $632,695
HOPWA: $5,319,429

New Brunswick
CDBG: $827,123
HOME: $582,567

North Bergen Township
CDBG: $632,597

Ocean City
CDBG: $277,154

Old Bridge Township
CDBG: $278,823

Parsippany-Troyhills Twp
CDBG: $228,014

CDBG: $1,245,167
HOME: $1,034,787

CDBG: $2,455,305
HOME: $1,228,480
ESG: $222,146
HOPWA: $1,891,705

Perth Amboy
CDBG: $628,064
HOME: $495,170

Piscataway Township
CDBG: $297,005

CDBG: $232,943

CDBG: $239,024

CDBG: $2,880,286
HOME: $1,030,569
ESG: $260,236

Union City
CDBG: $1,053,888

Union Township
CDBG: $609,443

CDBG: $463,443
HOME: $661,269

Wayne Township
CDBG: $179,518

CDBG: $675,200

Atlantic County
CDBG: $1,127,243
HOME: $709,569

Bergen County
CDBG: $9,162,198
HOME: $3,088,026
ESG: $815,473

Burlington County
CDBG: $1,446,598
HOME: $947,475

Camden County
CDBG: $2,372,185
HOME: $1,279,027
ESG: $212,901

Essex County
CDBG: $5,241,018
HOME: $1,382,194
ESG: $469,298

Gloucester County
CDBG: $1,352,452
HOME: $637,223

Hudson County
CDBG: $2,085,891
HOME: $2,932,131
ESG: $186,467

Middlesex County
CDBG: $1,678,822
HOME: $1,828,025

Monmouth County
CDBG: $2,550,350
HOME: $1,693,540
ESG: $210,283

Morris County
CDBG: $1,921,781
HOME: $963,834
ESG: $166,486

Ocean County
CDBG: $1,423,325
HOME: $1,487,733

Passaic County
CDBG: $906,791

Somerset County
CDBG: $1,049,099
HOME: $687,319

Union County
CDBG: $4,597,813
HOME: $1,375,568
ESG: $398,787

Mercer County
HOME: $789,563