HUD disperses wave two of relief funds: $23M to low-income New Jerseyans

Linda Lindner//May 1, 2020//

HUD disperses wave two of relief funds: $23M to low-income New Jerseyans

Linda Lindner//May 1, 2020//

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On Friday, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson announced $685 million in COVID-19 relief funding to help low-income Americans residing in public housing will be made available by the CARES Act legislation President Donald Trump signed into law on March 27, 2020, and will be awarded to Public Housing Authorities (PHAs) across the nation.

New Jersey will receive an allocation of $23,302,088.

United States Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Ben Carson.

“As a result of President Trump’s strong leadership, we were able to secure necessary funding through the CARES Act to help keep Americans living in public housing safe through these unprecedented times,” said Carson. “HUD has worked hard to ensure that these funds will reach Public Housing Authorities quickly and efficiently, so they are well equipped to protect their residents and staff as we all work together as a nation to combat this invisible enemy.”

In addition to the funding, HUD is announcing that PHAs may use operating funds and capital funds provided through prior legislation for eligible Operating Fund and Capital Fund activities, or for COVID-19 purposes. Funds can be used for personal protective equipment, childcare costs, travel costs to receive testing, among other actions.

“This administration recognizes the severity of the COVID-19 crisis and the crippling impact of the virus in New York and New Jersey. That is why President Trump has taken swift action to roll out a second wave of public housing funding to assist impacted residents and staff,” said Lynne Patton, HUD regional administrator for New York and New Jersey. “This comprehensive approach not only provides funding to respond to current conditions, but also allows for future preparation and prevention, to ensure our residents will always feel safe in their homes.”

After Trump signed the CARES Act into law, HUD acted immediately to allocate its first wave of funding—more than $3 billion to assist communities and nonprofits, help protect the homeless and Americans with compromised immune systems, and assist Tribal communities in their COVID-19 response efforts.

New Jersey allocations are as follows:

  • Newark Housing Authority, Newark: $ 7,514,836
  • Elizabeth Housing Authority, Elizabeth: $ 1,023,065
  • North Bergen Housing Authority, North Bergen: $493,747
  • Trenton Housing Authority, Trenton: $1,425,255
  • Perth Amboy Housing Authority, Perth Amboy: $22,956
  • Asbury Park Housing Authority, Asbury Park: $424,662
  • Long Branch Housing Authority, Long Branch: $249,118
  • Housing Authority City of Jersey City, Jersey City: $1,770,054
  • Housing Authority of the City of Camden, Camden: $1,197,860
  • Housing Authority of the Borough of Lodi, Lodi: $49,593
  • Bayonne Housing Authority, Bayonne: $819,349
  • Housing Authority of the City of Passaic, Passaic: $250,546
  • Housing Authority and Urban Redevelopment Age, Atlantic City: $1,471,199
  • Hoboken Housing Authority, Hoboken: $1,118,225
  • Harrison Housing Authority, Harrison: $80,917
  • Beverly Housing Authority, Beverly: $29,225
  • Burlington Housing Authority, Burlington: $26,662
  • Paterson Housing Authority, Paterson: $705,773
  • New Brunswick Housing Authority, New Brunswick: $286,083
  • Morristown Housing Authority, Morristown: $219,363
  • Phillipsburg Housing Authority, Phillipsburg: $340,409
  • Housing Authority of the City of Orange, Orange: $159,579
  • Union City Housing Authority, Union City: $324,290
  • Rahway Housing Authority, Rahway: $152,809
  • Woodbridge Housing Authority, Woodbridge: $37,816
  • Garfield Housing Authority, Garfield: $143,758
  • South Amboy Housing Authority, South Amboy: $66,536
  • Guttenberg Housing Authority, Guttenberg: $91,736
  • Irvington Housing Authority, Irvington: $398,389
  • Florence Housing Authority, Florence: $26,513
  • Plainfield Housing Authority, Plainfield: $260,050
  • Franklin Housing Authority, Somerset: $22,737
  • Edison Housing Authority, Edison: $126,550
  • Hightstown Housing Authority, Hightstown: $39,134
  • Red Bank Housing Authority, Red Bank: $48,473
  • Carteret Housing Authority, Carteret: $47,007
  • Neptune Housing Authority, Neptune: $178,472
  • Bridgeton Housing Authority, Bridgeton: $223,246
  • East Orange Housing Authority, East Orange: $40,387
  • Boonton Housing Authority, Boonton: $25,247
  • Ocean City Housing Authority, Ocean City: $44,490
  • Belmar Housing Authority, Belmar: $22,205
  • Salem Housing Authority, Salem: $158,567
  • Millville Housing Authority, Millville: $257,855
  • Cape May Housing Authority, Cape May: $ 42,525
  • Vineland Housing Authority, Vineland: $125,166
  • Haddon Housing, Westmont: $40,458