Menendez, Booker Announce $147M in Federal Funding to Revitalize Neighborhoods, Expand Economic Opportunities; $884,481 for Lakewood

U.S. Senators Bob Menendez and Cory Booker today announced the awarding of a combined $147,874,036 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.

“When we invest in our communities – regardless of zip code – we improve the quality of life for families across New Jersey,” said Sen. Menendez, a senior member of the Senate Banking and Housing Committee. “COVID-19 has taken a toll on our state and our families and communities need our support to weather this storm. And as we move forward as a state to build back better, this funding will be critical to ensuring that all New Jerseyans can take part in our economic recovery.

“This federal funding will allow New Jersey communities to bolster critical housing initiatives and provide essential supportive services to the most vulnerable among us,” said Sen. Booker. “Efforts like these are key to strengthening the state’s public housing network so that our residents have access to a safe and affordable place to live during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond.”

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 Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG), the HOME program and the Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS (HOPWA) Program.

The following communities were awarded the following grants:


Asbury Park
CDBG: $410,994

Atlantic City
CDBG: $1,312,129
HOME: $480,464


Atlantic County
CDBG: $1,162,288
HOME: $671,692



CDBG: $1,511,913


Bergen County
CDBG: $9,560,156
HOME: $2,862,977
ESG: $806,437


CDBG: $1,045,161


Burlington County

CDBG: $1,490,167
HOME: $844,643



CDBG: $311,300



CDBG: $345,533

CDBG: $2,557,667

HOME: $869,261
ESG: $216,515
HOPWA: $1,137,814


Camden County
CDBG: $2,495,935

HOME: $1,133,695

ESG: $210,714


Cherry Hill
CDBG: $460,138



CDBG: $1,171,175


East Orange
CDBG: $1,506,829

HOME: $513,077


CDBG: $590,251



CDBG:  $1,619,655


Essex County
CDBG: $5,501,785

HOME: $1,249,089
ESG: $466,561


CDBG: $242,060


Franklin Twp.
CDBG: $267,916

Gloucester County
CDBG: $1,358,948

HOME: $594,263

Gloucester Twp.
CDBG: $287,405


CDBG: $672,752



CDBG: $1,072,812


Hudson County

CDBG: $2,186,038

HOME: $2,691,335

ESG: $184,335


CDBG: $1,210,037
HOME: $480,162


Jersey City
CDBG: $5,818,576
HOME: $2,125,407
ESG: $498,420
HOPWA: $2,381,307


CDBG: $884,481


Long Branch
CDBG: $483,486


Mercer County

HOME: $653,829


Middlesex County
CDBG: $1,686,570
HOME: $1,612,518
ESG: $166,757


CDBG: $267,762


CDBG: $294,136


Monmouth County
CDBG: $2,670,583

HOME: $1,524,126

ESG: $214,370


Morris County

CDBG: $1,951,795

HOME: $848,575

ESG: $168,777



CDBG: $7,417,363
HOME: $2,739,395
ESG: $624,893

HOPWA: $5,768,156


New Brunswick

CDBG: $859,975
HOME: $525,058


New Jersey Nonentitlement

CDBG: $6,850,603

RHP: $1,006,258

HOME: $5,257,622
ESG: $3,357,480
HOPWA: $1,701,585


North Bergen

CDBG: $715,701


Ocean City
CDBG: $285,626


Ocean County

CDBG: $1,441,922

HOME: $1,342,509


Old Bridge
CDBG: $255,819


Parsippany-Troy Hills
CDBG: $236,520


CDBG: $1,350,323
HOME: $870,442

Passaic County
CDBG: $878,453


CDBG: $2,604,313
HOME: $1,026,962
ESG: $217,787
HOPWA: $1,803,541


Perth Amboy

CDBG: $641,353
HOME: $407,777


CDBG: $296,621

CDBG: $225,797


CDBG: $227,217


Somerset County

CDBG: $1,061,585

HOME: $559,280


Toms River
CDBG: $420,305


CDBG: $2,802,586.03

HOME: $890,749
ESG: $252,442

Union City

CDBG: $1,071,223


Union County
CDBG: $4,675,155
HOME: $1,229,585

ESG: $401,626


Union Twp.
CDBG: $643,378



CDBG: $462,729
HOME: $623,109


CDBG: $197,794



CDBG: $703,254


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