WASHINGTON - United States Department of Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson today announced the allocation of the remaining $1.988 billion in CARES Act funding for the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program.  The allocation focuses funds towards places with households facing higher risk of eviction. To date, HUD has provided nearly $5 billion in CDBG funding nationwide to help communities combat the coronavirus and alleviate economic hardship.

Bloomfield received a grant totaling $388,629 to assist local residents during this difficult time. "COVID-19 has had a devastating impact on residents throughout Bloomfield over the past half a year through no fault of their own," said Mayor Michael Venezia. "Though New Jersey currently has an eviction moratorium in place, it is only a temporary bandaid on a larger problem. This assistance from the federal government will hopefully provide necessary relief for renters and homeowners throughout the township." 

“The President and Secretary Carson continue to prioritize low-income communities disproportionately impacted by the coronavirus.  Over $75 million in CDBG funding will be made available to New Jersey to help residents who face a higher risk of eviction,” said Lynne Patton, HUD Regional Administrator for New York and New Jersey.  “To date, over $306 million has been made available to New Jersey to ensure cities across the Garden state are able to combat the coronavirus.”“The Trump Administration has maintained that no one should risk losing their home due to the coronavirus,” said Secretary Ben Carson. “We’ve taken several actions since the beginning of this pandemic to keep Americans in their homes. Today, we announce additional aid to the communities that need it the most. These funds can help households struggling to meet their rental or mortgage obligations to stay afloat as our nation continues to recover from the coronavirus pandemic.”

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These funds can be used to provide temporary financial assistance to meet rental obligations for up to 6 months. The funds are focused toward places with households facing higher risk of eviction. Specifically:

  • Communities with high rates of individuals in industries with high job loss in states with high unemployment; 
  • Communities with high rates of businesses in industries with high job loss in states with high unemployment; and
  • Concentrations of those most at risk for transmission and risk of eviction, with higher amounts for states with high rates of coronavirus.

Today’s announcement is consistent with the President’s August 8, 2020 Executive Order “Fighting the Spread of COVID-19 by Providing Assistance to Renters and Homeowners,” which directs HUD to identify “any and all available Federal funds to provide temporary financial assistance to renters and homeowners who, as a result of the financial hardships caused by COVID-19, are struggling to meet their monthly rental or mortgage obligations.”

Since President Trump issued that order, the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has reiterated the Trump Administration’s commitment to minimize displacement and evictions resulting from the COVID-19 global pandemic national emergency. For more information on HUD's response to the novel coronavirus pandemic and the actions the Department has taken, please visit HUD.gov/coronavirus

Homelessness service providers and Public Housing Authorities across the Nation have jumped into action to assist those they serve during this unprecedented time. Read more about their stories featured in HUD's Neighbors Helping Neighbors campaign, here.

State

City

Allocation

NJ

Asbury Park

$292,337

NJ

Atlantic City

$1,936,547

NJ

Bayonne

$654,379

NJ

Bloomfield

$388,629

NJ

Brick Township

$494,766

NJ

Bridgeton

$213,874

NJ

Camden

$798,486

NJ

Cherry Hill

$558,047

NJ

Clifton

$738,359

NJ

Toms River Township

$656,894

NJ

East Orange

$761,481

NJ

Edison

$884,324

NJ

Elizabeth

$1,571,366

NJ

Ewing Township

$262,310

NJ

Franklin Township

$413,473

NJ

Gloucester Twp

$493,426

NJ

Hamilton

$667,314

NJ

Hoboken City

$591,382

NJ

Irvington

$651,239

NJ

Jersey City

$3,136,493

NJ

Lakewood Township

$951,299

NJ

Long Branch

$374,654

NJ

Middletown

$403,433

NJ

Millville

$226,453

NJ

Newark

$3,500,308

NJ

New Brunswick

$768,861

NJ

North Bergen Township

$689,357

NJ

Ocean City

$115,647

NJ

Old Bridge Township

$453,579

NJ

Parsippany-Troyhills Twp

$423,645

NJ

Passaic

$1,151,196

NJ

Paterson

$1,909,542

NJ

Perth Amboy

$583,908

NJ

Princeton

$190,984

NJ

Sayreville

$356,218

NJ

Trenton

$851,501

NJ

Union City

$1,001,732

NJ

Union Township

$401,459

NJ

Vineland

$493,556

NJ

Wayne Township

$379,354

NJ

Woodbridge

$805,562

NJ

Atlantic County

$2,878,767

NJ

Bergen County

$7,036,810

NJ

Burlington County

$2,466,865

NJ

Camden County

$2,193,618

NJ

Essex County

$2,570,479

NJ

Gloucester County

$1,939,512

NJ

Hudson County

$1,804,701

NJ

Middlesex County

$2,696,325

NJ

Monmouth County

$4,061,870

NJ

Morris County

$2,712,146

NJ

Ocean County

$2,098,176

NJ

Passaic County

$881,057

NJ

Somerset County

$1,673,097

NJ

Union County

$2,669,052

NJ

New Jersey Nonentitlement

$5,848,736

 

 

 

 

Total:

$75,728,585