Hudson County to receive $19.8 million in community revitalization grants

Senators Menendez and Booker announced that money will be allocated from $177.8 million in HUD funding

Sen. Menendez announced that the money will be used to support communities and families that are rebuilding. Photo by Mark Koosau.

Hudson County will receive $19.8 million in federal funding from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development to revitalize communities and a number of municipalities.county-wide.

The money will come from a combined $177.8 million in federal funding from the federal Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Office of Community Planning and Development, according to New Jersey Senators Robert Menendez and Cory Booker.

“Families in all zip codes deserve safe, affordable, and high quality housing and opportunities to succeed,” said Menendez in a statement. “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.”

The funding comes from four different grants, the Community Development Block (CDBG), the HOME program, the Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) and Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS (HOPWA) Program.

The amount of money that the county and the municipalities will receive are:

  • Hudson County
    • CDBG: $2,085,891
    • HOME: $2,932,131
    • ESG: $186,467
  • Jersey City
    • CDBG: $5,333,792
    • HOME: $2,388,869
    • ESG: $496,319
    • HOPWA: $2,320,676
  • Bayonne
    • CDBG: $1,374,343
  • Union City
    • CDBG: $1,053,888
  • Hoboken
    • CDBG: $967,580
  • North Bergen Township
    • CDBG: $632,597

Following the announcement, Hoboken said that their funding will be allocated to various non-profits and public agencies in the city, including those that provide community services and public facility rehabilitation projects. The recipients in Hoboken will be announced in the coming weeks.

“These Community Development Block Grants will help us uplift and support our non-profit community and those most in need,” said Mayor Ravi Bhalla in a statement.

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