Friday, August 12, 2011

Star Ledger Article, 8/12/11

N.J. to get $11.5M in Federal Funds for Housing, Community Programs

New Jersey will receive more than $11.5 million in federal funding for numerous community initiatives, with more than half going to Union County, U.S. Sens. Frank Lautenberg and Robert Menendez said yesterday.

The grants, awarded by the Department of Housing and Urban Development, will be used for community development, emergency homeless shelters, housing assistance and support services for persons with HIV/AIDS, according to a statement from the Democratic senators.  The money will also be used to expand access to affordable housing for low- and moderate-income families.

Union County will receive about $6.4 million, with an additional $635,000 going directly to Union Township.  The rest will go to the city of Camden.

"These investments are revitalizing our communities while creating new opportunities for New Jersey families," said Menendez, (D-N.J.).

Writer:  Ryan Hutchins

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