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Congressman Sires Announces Coronavirus Funding for 8th District Housing Authorities

May 4, 2020
Press Release

(Washington, D.C.) – Today, Congressman Albio Sires announced that the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development has awarded grants to 8th District housing authorities to fight the COVID-19 pandemic. The supplemental funding for the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act provided new grants through the various channels available to public housing authorities, matching their standard federal allocations. The Public Housing Operating fund provides critical support in the maintenance, management, and residential services needed to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. The Mainstream Voucher Program and Administrative Fee funds, through Tenant-Based Rental Assistance, cover the increased subsidy costs and administrative expenses needed to support assisted families and individuals.

“Practicing effective social distancing is even more critical for a population including many vulnerable and at-risk members of our community,” said Congressman Sires. “This funding will is an essential component to the 8th District’s comprehensive response to COVID-19.”

The following funding was awarded through the Public Housing Operating Fund:

 

Bayonne $819,349

Elizabeth $1,023,065

Guttenberg $91,736

Harrison $80,917

Hoboken $1,118,225

Jersey City $1,770,054

North Bergen $493,747

Newark $7,514,836

Union City $324,290

 

The following funding was awarded through the Mainstream Voucher Program and Administrative Fee:

 

Bayonne $46,024

Bergen County $787, 344

Elizabeth $208,032

Guttenberg $32,958

Hoboken $30,160

Jersey City $737,942

Newark $1,125,872

North Bergen $65,000

Weehawken $63,226

West New York $84,790

Union City $117,196

Union County $72,574

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