NJ Counties Receive $6,653,721 from HUD to End Homelessness

Competitive Progress Recognizes NJ’s Success

On May 2, 2016, Secretary Julián Castro announced $6,653,721 in a second round of U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) funding to New Jersey communities working to end homelessness.

Monarch Housing Associates congratulates the 17 counties that it worked with in submitting funding applications.

New Jersey organizations received a combination of renewed, reallocated and new funding.

In total, $355 million was awarded to 1,200 local homeless housing and service programs across the United States.

The Jersey Journal reports that three organizations in Jersey City received a total of nearly $1.3 million to end homelessness in Hudson County.

“Today the federal government is recognizing the tremendous progress New Jersey has made in its efforts to end homelessness. Using data-driven best practices, HUD and our partners are poised to replicate the success we’ve had nationwide in housing veterans, by targeting other vulnerable populations like youth and families.”

Said Holly M. Leicht, HUD Regional Administrator for New York and New Jersey.

“We know how to end homelessness and these grants support local programs that are proven to prevent and end homelessness as we’ve come to know it. As we continue to make progress toward ending homelessness in this country, HUD is challenging communities to use more cost effective solutions to help those experiencing homelessness.”

Secretary Castro stated.

The competition to award FY 2015 CoC Program grants was the most competitive ever, both locally and nationally. This is consistent with HUD’s policy goals as well as Congressional direction to stringently review performance, increase competition for CoCs, and not simply fund renewals in the FY 2015 CoC Program Competition.

These Continuum of Care (CoC) grants support the Obama Administration’s efforts to end homelessness and builds upon the $1.6 billion in funding HUD awarded through a first round of funding in March 2016.

As part of the first round, New Jersey received $34,096,167 in renewal funding for existing housing and programs.

NJ Awards by CoC

First Round Awards for NJ

Jersey Journal Article

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