Payne, Menendez Announces More than $10.9 Million for N.J. Counties and Municipalities

Jul 30, 2013 Issues: Local Issues, Economy and Jobs

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. (NJ-10), Senator Robert Menendez (D-NJ), and Congressmen Bill Pascrell (NJ-9) and Frank Pallone (NJ-6) announced today that counties and municipalities across New Jersey will receive more than $10.9 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. 

 “These grants are critical to helping house the homeless, revitalize our neighborhoods, and ensure families have a roof over their heads,” said Rep. Payne, Jr.  “When too many families across New Jersey are still recovering from the worst recession since the Great Depression, HUD grants are desperately needed, and they work. I will continue to fight for this kind of funding so that the basic human needs of the least fortunate among us continue to be met.”

“These critical HUD dollars help revitalize communities and help provide families with greater access to affordable housing,” said Senator Menendez, Chairman of the Senate Subcommittee on Housing, Transportation and Community Development. “I will continue fighting to secure these resources for the benefit of everyone in New Jersey so we can help families and communities move forward together.”

A total of $10,868,569 through four HUD initiatives: the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program,  HOME Investment Partnership, Housing Opportunities for Persons With AIDS (HOPWA), Emergency Shelter Grants (ESG) program) will be distributed as follows: