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Pascrell Announces Over $7.4 Million in Federal Housing Funds for North Jersey

Housing authorities in Lodi, Garfield, Paterson, and Passaic to receive needed federal aid

U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) today announced $7,483,174 in federal funding for the modernization and improvement of public housing throughout New Jersey’s Ninth Congressional District. The funding, made available through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), will provide critical support for public housing authorities to ensure residents have adequate housing that is secure. These funds will help local public housing authorities build, renovate, and modernize the public housing across North Jersey.

"Every New Jerseyan deserves a safe and decent place to call home, and these federal grants will help maintain and modernize public housing throughout northern New Jersey," said Rep. Pascrell. "These federal investments will provide much-needed support help public housing authorities address their growing challenges and improve the lives of North Jersey families and seniors.”

The funding will be distributed to public housing authorities throughout North Jersey, including $552,754 for Lodi, $1,305,556 for Garfield, $1,478,207 for Passaic City, and $4,146,657 for Paterson. The money  will be used to address a range of needs, including repairs and renovations to buildings and units, the installation of energy-efficient systems, and the upgrading of common areas and facilities.

“As I have traveled the country, I’ve heard time and again from families and seniors in public housing that a decent home in a safe community shouldn’t be too much to ask for,” said HUD Secretary Marcia L. Fudge. “With this investment today, we are committing to work with our public housing authority partners to guarantee homes in public housing are worthy of the families and individuals who live there.”

Rep. Pascrell is a strong advocate for affordable housing and works with HUD to secure funding for public housing authorities in New Jersey. He has secured numerous grants to house the homeless and homeless veterans while in Congress, and regularly secures federal funding to create more affordable housing options throughout North Jersey.

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