The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) on Thursday awarded $131.3 million to 325 local public housing authorities across the country to provide affordable housing to approximately 15,363 additional non-elderly persons with disabilities.
In New Jersey, HUD awarded a total of $2,999,862 to housing authorities in Newark, Elizabeth, North Bergen, Pleasantville, Morris County, Somerville, Manville and the Collaborative Support Programs of New Jersey.
Specifically, the breakdown is: Newark, $703,193; Elizabeth, $879,274; North Bergen, $339,430; Pleasantville, $232,917; Morris County, $232,767; Somerville $125,232; Manville, $119,452; and Collaborative Support Programs of NJ $367,597.
“At HUD we’re committed to ensuring people with disabilities have a decent, safe and affordable place to live,” said HUD Secretary Ben Carson. “The funding announced today allows our local partners to continue helping residents with disabilities live independently.”
“Everyone deserves a place to call home and to enjoy the freedom that independent living provides,” said Lynne Patton, HUD regional administrator for New York and New Jersey. “I am proud to work for an agency that takes care of this vulnerable population of rent-paying Americans and provides them with financial stability and personal independence.”