Menendez, Booker Announce Over $177M to Revitalize Neighborhoods, Including Locally

U.S. Senators Bob Menendez and Cory Booker today announced the awarding of a combined $177,768,593 in federal funding from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) Office of Community Planning and Development to support the revitalization of communities across New Jersey, including Lakewood, Brick, and Toms River.

“Families in all zip codes deserve safe, affordable, and high quality housing and opportunities to succeed,” said Sen. Menendez, a senior member of the Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Committee. “As we continue the recovery process from the COVID-19 pandemic, it is critical that we continue to provide the support New Jersey’s communities and families need to rebuild. This funding is an integral part of that effort.”

“Even before the COVID-19 pandemic, disadvantaged communities across New Jersey were struggling — a fact that has only been exacerbated by the health crisis,” said Sen. Booker. “This federal funding is vital to ensuring that these communities can recover and provide residents safe, affordable places to live.”

The funding announced today comes from four different grants designed to revitalize struggling neighborhoods and expand access to affordable housing. They are: the Community Development Block (CDBG), the CDBG Recovery Housing Program (RHP), the HOME program, the Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG), the Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS (HOPWA) Program, and the Housing Trust Fund (HTF).

The following communities were awarded the following grants:

State of New Jersey

CDBG: $6,707,393

RHP: $1,008,572

HOME: $5,938,846

ESG: $3,512,900

HOPWA: $1,738,173

HTF: $26,873,570

Asbury Park

CDBG: $405,475

Atlantic City

CDBG: $1,317,218

HOME: $529,188


CDBG: $1,374,343


CDBG: $1,010,159

Brick Township

CDBG: $310,817


CDBG: $298,016


CDBG: $2,541,628

HOME: $995,794

ESG: $218,167

HOPWA: $1,193,996

Cherry Hill

CDBG: $423,294


CBDG: $1,176,884

Toms River

CDBG: $1,407,498

East Orange

CDBG: $1,407,498

HOME: $559,366


CDBG: $635,250


CDBG: $1,541,110

HOME: $1,051,743

Ewing Township

CDBG: $239,246

Franklin Township

CDBG: $312,761

Gloucester Twp

CDBG: $274,327


CDBG: $623,290


CDBG: $967,580


CDBG: $1,098,073

HOME: $515,230

Jersey City

CDBG: $5,333,792

HOME: $2,388,869

ESG: $496,319

HOPWA: $2,320,676

Lakewood Township

CDBG: $1,160,218

HOPWA: $2,023,965

Long Branch

CDBG: $459,857


CDBG: $262,868


CDBG: $278,388


CDBG: $6,924,742

HOME: $3,166,299

ESG: $632,695

HOPWA: $5,319,429

New Brunswick

CDBG: $827,123

HOME: $582,567

North Bergen Township

CDBG: $632,597

Ocean City

CDBG: $277,154

Old Bridge Township

CDBG: $278,823

Parsippany-Troyhills Twp

CDBG: $228,014


CDBG: $1,245,167

HOME: $1,034,787


CDBG: $2,455,305

HOME: $1,228,480

ESG: $222,146

HOPWA: $1,891,705

Perth Amboy

CDBG: $628,064

HOME: $495,170

Piscataway Township

CDBG: $297,005


CDBG: $232,943


CDBG: $239,024


CDBG: $2,880,286

HOME: $1,030,569

ESG: $260,236

Union City

CDBG: $1,053,888

Union Township

CDBG: $609,443


CDBG: $463,443

HOME: $661,269

Wayne Township

CDBG: $179,518


CDBG: $675,200

Atlantic County

CDBG: $1,127,243

HOME: $709,569

Bergen County

CDBG: $9,162,198

HOME: $3,088,026

ESG: $815,473

Burlington County

CDBG: $1,446,598

HOME: $947,475

Camden County

CDBG: $2,372,185

HOME: $1,279,027

ESG: $212,901

Essex County

CDBG: $5,241,018

HOME: $1,382,194

ESG: $469,298

Gloucester County

CDBG: $1,352,452

HOME: $637,223

Hudson County

CDBG: $2,085,891

HOME: $2,932,131

ESG: $186,467

Middlesex County

CDBG: $1,678,822

HOME: $1,828,025

Monmouth County

CDBG: $2,550,350

HOME: $1,693,540

ESG: $210,283

Morris County

CDBG: $1,921,781

HOME: $963,834

ESG: $166,486

Ocean County

CDBG: $1,423,325

HOME: $1,487,733

Passaic County

CDBG: $906,791

Somerset County

CDBG: $1,049,099

HOME: $687,319

Union County

CDBG: $4,597,813

HOME: $1,375,568

ESG: $398,787

Mercer County

HOME: $789,563

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  1. Can we PLEASE use some to install a spray park in a local park like ocean county? Our kids needs healthier sports

    (oh and a sidewalk on New Hampshire road from Cedarbridge through the CVS intersection would be nice-no to mention safer for pedestrians)

    A frusturate mother


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