UNION COUNTY – The county will receive more than $6 million in federal funding for community development, emergency homeless shelters, and to expand access to affordable housing for low-and moderate-income families, New Jersey’s senators announced Thursday.
The grants, awarded by the federal Department of Housing and Urban Development, are part of three initiatives: The Community Development Block Grant program, the Emergency Shelter Grants program, and the HOME Investment Partnership.
“These investments are revitalizing our communities while creating new opportunities for New Jersey families,” said Sen. Robert Menendez (D-NJ.) “The funding announced today will help ensure everyone in New Jersey, especially the most vulnerable, have access to housing within their means. It will also help guarantee emergency shelter for those who may suddenly find themselves without a place to call home.”
“Investing federal funds in local community development and housing programs will help revitalize neighborhoods and expand opportunities to some of New Jersey’s most vulnerable,” said Sen. Frank Lautenberg (D-NJ), a member of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Transportation, Housing and Urban Development. “This funding will provide critical assistance to families and individuals in need.”
Union County will receive $4,869,487 under the Community Development Block Grant program, $1,331,822 from the HOME Investment Partnership and $236,883 from the Emergency Shelter Grants program. Union Township will receive a separate $634,594 award from the Community Development Block Grant program.
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