WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Robert Menendez today announced that counties and municipalities across New Jersey will receive more than $37.7 million from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) for various housing and economic development programs.
These grants include funding through HUD’s Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program, which provides resources for community improvements to help foster economic development. The remaining funding comes from HUD’s HOME Investment Partnership, the Housing Opportunities for Persons With AIDS (HOPWA) program, and the Emergency Shelter Grants (ESG) program. These programs are aimed at increasing the availability of affordable housing for low-income families and improving the quality and number of emergency homeless shelters.
“It’s hard to move forward without a roof over your head, and these HUD dollars help provide New Jersey’s individuals and families – including the most vulnerable – access to housing so they can move forward,” said Senator Menendez (D-NJ), chairman of the Senate Subcommittee on Housing, Transportation and Community Development. “Vital federal investments like these help New Jersey’s families and help revitalize communities, and I will continue fighting to secure these resources for the benefit of everyone in New Jersey.”
Under the Community Development Block Grant program, the following local areas will receive funds:
- Edison – $536,810
- Middlesex County – $1,647,021
- Old Bridge – $244,389
- Perth Amboy – $581,927
- Woodbridge – $556,572
Middlesex County and Perth Amboy will receive $1,042,812 and $302,344, respectively, from the HOME Investment Partnership.
Edison will get $1,405,027 from the Housing Opportunities for Persons With AIDS program.
Middlesex County will receive $115,779 from the Emergency Shelter Grants program.
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