Menendez, Booker Announce Over $177M to Revitalize Neighborhoods Across NJ, Including Lakewood

U.S. Senators Bob Menendez and Cory Booker (both D-N.J.) today announced the awarding of a combined $177,768,593 in federal funding from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) Office of Community Planning and Development to support the revitalization of communities across New Jersey.

“Families in all zip codes deserve safe, affordable, and high quality housing and opportunities to succeed,” said Sen. Menendez, a senior member of the Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Committee. “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.”

“Even before the COVID-19 pandemic, disadvantaged communities across New Jersey were struggling — a fact that has only been exacerbated by the health crisis,” said Sen. Booker. “This federal funding is vital to ensuring that these communities can recover and provide residents safe, affordable places to live.”

The funding announced today comes from four different grants designed to revitalize struggling neighborhoods and expand access to affordable housing. They are: the Community Development Block (CDBG), the CDBG Recovery Housing Program (RHP), the HOME program, the Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG), the Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS (HOPWA) Program, and the Housing Trust Fund (HTF).

The following communities were awarded the following grants:

State of New Jersey

CDBG: $6,707,393

RHP: $1,008,572

HOME: $5,938,846

ESG: $3,512,900

HOPWA: $1,738,173

HTF: $26,873,570


Asbury Park

CDBG: $405,475


Atlantic City

CDBG: $1,317,218

HOME: $529,188



CDBG: $1,374,343



CDBG: $1,010,159


Brick Township

CDBG: $310,817



CDBG: $298,016



CDBG: $2,541,628

HOME: $995,794

ESG: $218,167

HOPWA: $1,193,996


Cherry Hill

CDBG: $423,294



CBDG: $1,176,884


Toms River

CDBG: $1,407,498


East Orange

CDBG: $1,407,498

HOME: $559,366



CDBG: $635,250



CDBG: $1,541,110

HOME: $1,051,743


Ewing Township

CDBG: $239,246


Franklin Township

CDBG: $312,761


Gloucester Twp

CDBG: $274,327



CDBG: $623,290



CDBG: $967,580



CDBG: $1,098,073

HOME: $515,230


Jersey City

CDBG: $5,333,792

HOME: $2,388,869

ESG: $496,319

HOPWA: $2,320,676


Lakewood Township

CDBG: $1,160,218

HOPWA: $2,023,965


Long Branch

CDBG: $459,857



CDBG: $262,868



CDBG: $278,388



CDBG: $6,924,742

HOME: $3,166,299

ESG: $632,695

HOPWA: $5,319,429


New Brunswick

CDBG: $827,123

HOME: $582,567


North Bergen Township

CDBG: $632,597


Ocean City

CDBG: $277,154


Old Bridge Township

CDBG: $278,823


Parsippany-Troyhills Twp

CDBG: $228,014



CDBG: $1,245,167

HOME: $1,034,787



CDBG: $2,455,305

HOME: $1,228,480

ESG: $222,146

HOPWA: $1,891,705


Perth Amboy

CDBG: $628,064

HOME: $495,170


Piscataway Township

CDBG: $297,005



CDBG: $232,943



CDBG: $239,024



CDBG: $2,880,286

HOME: $1,030,569

ESG: $260,236


Union City

CDBG: $1,053,888


Union Township

CDBG: $609,443



CDBG: $463,443

HOME: $661,269


Wayne Township

CDBG: $179,518



CDBG: $675,200


Atlantic County

CDBG: $1,127,243

HOME: $709,569


Bergen County

CDBG: $9,162,198

HOME: $3,088,026

ESG: $815,473


Burlington County

CDBG: $1,446,598

HOME: $947,475


Camden County

CDBG: $2,372,185

HOME: $1,279,027

ESG: $212,901


Essex County

CDBG: $5,241,018

HOME: $1,382,194

ESG: $469,298


Gloucester County

CDBG: $1,352,452

HOME: $637,223


Hudson County

CDBG: $2,085,891

HOME: $2,932,131

ESG: $186,467


Middlesex County

CDBG: $1,678,822

HOME: $1,828,025


Monmouth County

CDBG: $2,550,350

HOME: $1,693,540

ESG: $210,283


Morris County

CDBG: $1,921,781

HOME: $963,834

ESG: $166,486


Ocean County

CDBG: $1,423,325

HOME: $1,487,733


Passaic County

CDBG: $906,791


Somerset County

CDBG: $1,049,099

HOME: $687,319


Union County

CDBG: $4,597,813

HOME: $1,375,568

ESG: $398,787


Mercer County

HOME: $789,563


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  1. Our parks are totally rundown and unsafe. Some streets in Lakewood look as if they were hit by Russian shells. I hope this money is used to address public issues and is not wasted on some connected projects or just spent on useless projects like the dead trees that were planted by the “Shade Tree Commission”.

  2. Wow! Such generous fellows this Menendaz and Booker. Actually come to think of it, that it is actually my money that those swindlers from D.C. are giving out.

  3. We will send the money back because we all vote repubtart! We support the 1 percenter party who really does nothing for middle class and poor! We dont like handout and we ate requesting all the money from democrat be sent to newark and camden because they vote for your party and are more worthy! I have to stop listening to 770 Wabc 👀🤣😂

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