Menendez, Booker Announce $18M to Help Combat Homelessness Across NJ; $331,764 for Lakewood

U.S. Senators Bob Menendez and Cory Booker today announced $18,503,256 in federal funding from the American Rescue Plan (ARP) to help public housing agencies across New Jersey combat homelessness.

The ARP allocated funding for Emergency Housing Vouchers to assist individuals and families experiencing homelessness, at risk of homelessness or for those attempting to flee domestic violence or human trafficking.

“The pandemic has taken an economic toll on our communities and has left many families struggling to pay the bills and make ends meet,” said Sen. Menendez. “Thankfully, the American Rescue Plan is delivering this much needed funding so that communities across New Jersey can increase safe and healthy housing options to support individuals and families who’ve found themselves without a home or on the brink of losing their home during the pandemic.”

“The coronavirus pandemic has exposed and exacerbated the serious housing crisis that is negatively impacting families throughout New Jersey and across our nation,” said Sen. Booker. “As we continue to battle this public health crisis, we must ensure that all New Jerseyans have access to safe and reliable housing. Federal funding like this from the American Rescue Plan is needed now more than ever to help New Jersey’s public housing authorities best serve those facing homelessness.”

The following public housing agencies received funding:

Bergen County Housing Authority $738,564

East Orange Housing Authority $277,128

Elizabeth Housing Authority $430,968

Hamilton Township Housing Authority $145,572

Housing Authority and Urban Redevelopment Age $137,544

Housing Authority City of Jersey City $1,235,940

Housing Authority of the City of Camden $390,048

Housing Authority of the City of Passaic $586,656

Lakewood Township Residential Assistance Prog. $331,764

Newark Housing Authority $1,200,072

Passaic County Public Housing Agency $343,872

Paterson Housing Authority $702,708

Perth Amboy Housing Authority $331,452

State of NJ Dept. of Comm. Affairs $11,530,452

Vineland Housing Authority $120,516

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