The federal Department of Housing and Urban Development has awarded $84.5 million in grants to help public housing agencies in New Jersey preserve, repair and modernize affordable homes.
The money will be split among more than 60 such agencies across the state. The Newark Housing Authority is receiving the largest award, at $24 million, following by Jersey City, which won roughly $7 million, Trenton, $4.7 million, and Paterson, with an award of $4.2 million. The allocations range down to $84,154 awarded to the Housing Authority of the Borough of Clementon in Camden County.
“This money will allow our housing agencies to make much needed repairs and upgrades to help thousands of families across the state access safe, quality, reliable and affordable housing that all Americans deserve,” said U.S. Senator Bob Menendez (D-NJ) in a joint announcement with the state’s other representative in the Senate, Cory Booker.