Congressman Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-NJ) today announced two grants through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Housing Counseling Program to help provide individuals and families with advice and information on housing issues. The goal is to improve financial literacy, expand homeownership opportunities, prevent foreclosure, and improve access to affordable housing. Through this program, the Housing Authority of the City of Perth Amboy has been awarded a $13,071 grant, and the Puerto Rican Association for Human Development in Perth Amboy has been awarded a $12,323 grant
The grant will be used to develop a plan to transform the area’s existing blighted homes and buildings into cleaner and safer structures that will attract new businesses and residents.
TOMS RIVER, NJ - January 15, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- The Federal Home Loan Bank of New York announced today the award of a $442,500 grant to Project Freedom, Inc. to help finance the Freedom Village at Toms River project, which will construct a 72-unit affordable rental housing community on 10 acres of land in Toms River. Investors Bank, a member of the Federal Home Loan Bank of New York, submitted the application for the funding.
WASHINGTON, D.C. - January 15, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- In continuing his efforts to assist families devastated by Hurricane Sandy, today U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) renewed his call for Governor Christie to reopen applications for two federally funded grant programs that would help homeowners impacted by Sandy complete the required elevations of their homes. Today's announcement of the amended New Jersey Disaster Recovery Action Plan still leaves thousands of families on waitlists for critical federal Sandy recovery. Rep. Pascrell submitted public comments to Governor Christie's office urging a modification to the amendment to reopen the RREM program and allocate additional federal funds to this program
WASHINGTON, D.C. - December 27, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- Mayor Mark A. Smith announced that The Home Depot Foundation has awarded the Bayonne Economic Opportunity Foundation (BEOF) a $5,000 grant to help economically disadvantaged veterans in Bayonne. The grant will be used to purchase goods and equipment needed for small home repairs for Bayonne veterans over the age of 60. Mayor Smith said, “This grant is great news for Bayonne’s veterans. Several residents who served our country will be able to fix up their homes, thanks to this grant. I would like to thank The Home Depot Foundation for its generosity to the veterans of our community. I would also like to thank BEOF Executive Director Ana Quintela and Millennium Strategies, Bayonne’s grant consultants, for their successful efforts at obtaining this funding.”
TRENTON - December 11, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- The New Jersey Department of Community Affairs (DCA) today announced the awards of more than $6 million in Small Cities Block Grants to municipalities in New Jersey. The 19 grants will benefit 16 municipalities in 6 counties, 2 county-wide programs and approximately 25,000 people across the state, including senior citizens and persons with disabilities. Awards in this year’s grant round will go towards funding projects ranging from making access ramps at beaches and parks ADA compliant, street reconstruction, and rehabilitating affordable housing, many which were damaged by Superstorm Sandy.
WASHINGTON, D.C. - December 9, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- Senator Christopher “Kip” Bateman, Assemblyman Jack Ciattarelli and Assemblywoman Donna Simon, all R-Somerset, Hunterdon, Mercer and Middlesex, welcomed the Christie administration’s announcement that schools in Legislative District 16 will be receiving nearly $8.7 million in grants for school construction projects
LINCROFT, N.J. - December 6, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- In New Jersey, Superstorm Sandy destroyed or damaged 40,500 primary residences. Two years ago, in the aftermath of Hurricane Irene, FEMA granted nearly $152 million to New Jersey for housing assistance. After Hurricane Floyd, just over a decade before Irene, FEMA issued Disaster Housing Assistance Grants to more than l72,700 households
WASHINGTON, D.C. - December 5, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- Assembly Republican Budget Officer Declan O’Scanlon today called the announcement by the Christie administration that Monmouth County will receive $37.8 million in school facilities grants “welcome news” for the Jersey Shore county.
Trenton - November 19, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- The Christie Administration today announced seven grants totaling $1,933,000 through the New Jersey Department of Transportation’s Local Aid Infrastructure Fund (LAIF) program to help municipalities in seven counties advance safety and pavement reconstruction projects
Christie Administration Distributes More Than $1 Million In Sandy Homeowner And Renter Assistance Program...
Trenton, NJ - November 19, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- The Christie Administration today announced that since its launch last month, more than $1 million in Sandy Homeowner and Renter Assistance funding has been disbursed to residents in the state’s hardest hit counties.
CHRISTIE ADMINISTRATION AWARDS $18.6 MILLION IN MUNICIPAL AND COUNTY GRANTS TO BOLSTER LOCAL RECYCLING...
TRENTON - November 19, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- New Jersey’s municipalities and counties will receive more than $18.6 million in state recycling grants to help implement and enhance local recycling efforts, Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Commissioner Bob Martin announced today.
WASHINGTON, D.C. - October 9, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- Republican Deputy Conference Leader Mary Pat Angelini, who represents Monmouth County which was devastated by Superstorm Sandy, issued the statement below following the Christie administration’s announcement that it is expanding domestic violence services to victims of the storm. The state will use nearly $4.8 million in federal funds to augment some of the state’s domestic violence prevention and treatment programs
Trenton, NJ - October 3, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- Today Sustainable Jersey announced that $380,000 has been awarded through the Sustainable Jersey Small Grants program funded in part by Walmart. Sixty-two grants will be accepted by New Jersey towns for sustainability projects at the Annual Sustainable Jersey Awards Luncheon on November 19, 2013 at the New Jersey State League of Municipalities conference in Atlantic City. With this contribution, Walmart will exceed the $1,000,000 mark having provided funding for the grant program each year since 2009.
Christie Administration Announces $3 Million Grant To Help Local Zoning Officers Expedite Sandy Reconstruction
Trenton, NJ - October 3, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- The Christie Administration today announced $3 million in federal grant assistance for Sandy-impacted municipalities to help their zoning offices better handle the influx of rebuilding applications that are starting to arrive. The grants will help towns hire additional staff and rent larger space for their zoning offices to better meet the needs of homeowners, businesses, and rental property owners who need zoning permits to rebuild
WASHINGTON, D.C. - September 27, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- Continuing his fight to secure federal resources for community safety, U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) announced today that the City of Paterson has been awarded $1,672,510 in federal funding so that the police department can hire an additional 10 police officers. The grant was awarded through the Department of Justice's Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) Hiring Program. Over the past two years, Rep. Pascrell has led the effort in the Congress to save the COPS program from elimination.
CONGRESSMAN PASCRELL, SENATOR MENENDEZ ANNOUNCE NEARLY $11 MILLION IN HOUSING GRANTS FOR BERGEN COUNTY
WASHINGTON, D.C. - September 23, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- U.S. Congressman Bill Pascrell, Jr. and U.S. Senator Robert Menendez (both D-NJ) today announced that Bergen County will receive nearly $11 million from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) for various housing and economic development programs. The grants were a part of a total of $17.6 million awarded to New Jersey, with Bergen County receiving the largest total allocations during this cycle.
WASHINGTON, D.C. - September 23, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- Assembly Republican Whip Scott Rumana said the announcement by the Christie administration of the start of a $3 million stream and river cleaning grant program for communities located in the flood-prone Passaic River Basin is welcome news for residents who have endured destructive flooding for years.
Christie Administration Commits More Than $135 Million To Create Affordable Housing In Sandy-Impacted Counties
Trenton, NJ - August 16, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- In an effort to help New Jersey recover from the loss of multi-family housing as a result of Superstorm Sandy, New Jersey Department of Community Affairs (DCA) Commissioner Richard E. Constable, III and New Jersey Housing and Mortgage Finance Agency (HMFA) Executive Director Anthony Marchetta today announced the Christie Administration’s first commitment of more than $135 million in federal Community Development Block Grant Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) funds to help create approximately 2,250 affordable housing opportunities in the nine counties most impacted by the storm.
WASHINGTON, DC - August 1, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- U.S. Senator Robert Menendez (D-NJ) today announced New Jersey has been awarded $2,173,288 to support efforts to end homelessness in New Jersey through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Continuum of Care program.