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 aissued 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.