The federal Department of Housing and Urban Development has awarded a total of $12.7 million to locations across New Jersey for community revitalization and affordable housing.
Union County will see the biggest allocation of federal dollars, with more than $6 million combined under three programs administered by HUD’s Office of Community Planning and Development.
Camden County will see a total award of $3.6 million, and Atlantic City $1.6 million.
The funding was announced yesterday in a joint release issued by U.S. Sens. Bob Menendez and Cory Booker. The grant programs are targeted in part at redeveloping struggling neighborhoods and expanding access to affordable housing.