Lautenberg Announces Millions in New Funding for Housing in New Jersey

WASHINGTON, D.C. – March 18, 2009 – (RealEstateRama) — Today, Senator Frank R. Lautenberg (D-NJ) announced millions of dollars in new funding for New Jersey’s public housing authorities to rehabilitate and modernize public housing units in New Jersey.  The capital improvement money was included in the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act signed into law by President Obama.    “As families in New Jersey struggle with this tough economy, access to affordable housing is more important than ever ,” Sen. Lautenberg said.  “These funds will give housing authorities resources to better serve their residents and help ensure thousands of families across New Jersey can remain in safe, affordable housing.”

    Lack of affordable housing continues to be a major problem, with a national shortage of as many as 12 million low-income housing units expected by 2015.  Nationally, more than half of public housing families are “extremely low-income” and more than 50 percent of households include seniors or people with disabilities.  Funding for public housing decreased dramatically — more than $1 billion since FY 2001 – over the past eight years.

    Sen. Lautenberg has always been a strong advocate of improved public housing.  In 2007, for example, Sen. Lautenberg secured a commitment from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to extend a deadline for New Jersey housing authorities to convert to a new, more burdensome “asset management” accounting system.  Sen. Lautenberg secured the change after urging former HUD Secretary Alphonso Jackson for an extension and then successfully adding language to the FY2007 Supplemental Appropriations Bill to extend the deadline.  As a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, Sen. Lautenberg will continue fighting to provide adequate funding for public housing authorities.

    Below is a complete list of the funds awarded to each housing authority:

  • Newark Housing Authority   $27,470,874
  • Elizabeth Housing Authority       $4,333,284
  • North Bergen Housing Authority    $2,069,467
  • Trenton Housing Authority                $4,625,884
  • Perth Amboy Housing Authority            $1,974,028
  • Asbury Park Housing Authority            $1,502,095
  • Long Branch Housing Authority            $1,616,990
  • Jersey City Housing Authority            $7,870,197
  • Camden Housing Authority                 $4,205,921
  • Housing Authority of the Borough of Lodi $359,185
  • Bayonne Housing Authority                       $3,610,182
  • Passaic Housing Authority                       $1,561,986
  • Atlantic City Housing Authority                 $3,652,573
  • Hoboken Housing Authority                       $2,780,883
  • Harrison Housing Authority                      $972,030
  • Summit Housing Authority                        $321,168
  • Beverly Housing Authority                       $124,976
  • Burlington Housing Authority                    $166,834
  • Paterson Housing Authority                      $4,842,421
  • New Brunswick Housing Authority                 $1,285,803
  • Morristown Housing Authority                    $887,661
  • Phillipsburg Housing Authority                  $1,791,342
  • Housing Authority of the City of Orange         $991,715
  • Union City Housing Authority                    $1,018,304
  • Princeton Housing Authority                     $331,493
  • Hackensack Housing Authority                    $1,126,150
  • West New York Housing Authority                 $1,881,628
  • Rahway Housing Authority                        $616,520
  • Woodbridge Housing Authority                    $1,202,647
  • Garfield Housing Authority                      $865,653
  • South Amboy Housing Authority                   $242,184
  • Guttenberg Housing Authority                    $600,689
  • Irvington Housing Authority                     $1,396,294
  • Florence Housing Authority                      $96,718
  • Plainfield Housing Authority                    $1,038,896
  • Highlands Housing Authority                     $204,846
  • Franklin Housing Authority                      $178,771
  • Edison Housing Authority                        $301,798
  • Highland Park Housing Authority                 $172,902
  • Hightstown Housing Authority                    $171,440
  • Red Bank Housing Authority                      $158,930
  • Carteret Housing Authority                      $601,203
  • Neptune Housing Authority                       $645,503
  • Bridgeton Housing Authority                     $940,882
  • East Orange Housing Authority                   $976,054
  • Glassboro Housing Authority                     $281,360
  • Boonton Housing Authority                       $118,343
  • Ocean City Housing Authority                    $198,491
  • Housing Authority of the Township of Lakewood   $424,767
  • Englewood Housing Authority                     $213,351
  • Berkeley Housing Authority                      $131,352
  • Belmar Housing Authority                        $66,016
  • Salem Housing Authority                         $537,442
  • Pleasantville Housing Authority                 $325,361
  • Keansburg Housing Authority                     $112,289
  • Millville Housing Authority                     $720,675
  • Cape May Housing Authority                      $144,267
  • Vineland Housing Authority                      $1,229,738
  • Haddon Housing Authority                        $130,199
  • Brick Housing Authority                         $379,133
  • Housing Authority City of Linden                $282,622
  • Bergen County Housing Authority                 $937,001
  • Dover Housing Authority                         $82,812
  • Freehold Housing Authority                      $136,332
  • Cliffside Park Housing Authority                $689,847
  • Fort Lee Housing Authority                      $68,495
  • Borough of Clementon Housing Authority          $99,241
  • Penns Grove Housing Authority                   $249,225
  • Edgewater Housing Authority                     $42,109
  • Newton Housing Authority                        $112,289
  • Weehawken Housing Authority                     $143,243
  • Collingswood Housing Authority                  $125,522
  • Wildwood Housing Authority                      $277,243
  • Middletown Housing Authority                    $140,915
  • Secaucus Housing Authority                      $435,228
  • Morris County Housing Authority                 $478,989
  • Madison Housing Authority                       $227,516
  • Buena Housing Authority                         $98,876
  • Gloucester County Housing Authority             $565,547
  • Gloucester City Housing Authority               $172,927

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