NJ Receives Almost $3 Million from HUD To Provide Affordable Housing to People with Disabilities

Eight Housing Authorities to Provide Affordable Housing to Individuals Experiencing Homelessness or at Risk of Homelessness

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) awarded $131.3 million to 325 local public housing authorities across the country to provide affordable housing to approximately 15,363 additional non-elderly persons with disabilities.
New Jersey received a total of 262 vouchers at $2,999,862 spread among eight housing authorities.
 
The Public Housing Authorities in New Jersey receiving funding include the:
 
  • Newark Housing Authority – 59 vouchers,
  • Elizabeth Housing Authority – 63 vouchers,
  • North Bergen County Housing Authority – 30 vouchers,
  • Pleasantville Housing Authority – 30 vouchers
  • Morris County Housing Authority – 25 vouchers
  • Somerville Housing Authority – 10 vouchers
  • Manville Housing Authority – 10 vouchers
  • Collaborative Support Program of NJ – 30 vouchers
 
Monarch Housing Associates was proud to partner with the Elizabeth and Pleasantville Housing Authorities – on their applications for Mainstream Housing Choice Voucher funding.  Collectively the two housing authorities were awarded a total of 93 vouchers and $1,112,191.  Click here for the local impact in New Jersey of the housing assistance announced.
 
The housing assistance announced is provided through HUD’s Mainstream Housing Choice Voucher Program.  This program provides funding to housing agencies to assist non-elderly persons with disabilities, particularly those who are transitioning out of institutional or other separated settings; at serious risk of institutionalization; currently experiencing homelessness; previously experienced homelessness and currently a client in a permanent supportive housing or rapid rehousing project; or at risk of becoming homeless.
 
This program helps to further the goals of the Americans with Disabilities Act by helping persons with disabilities live in the most integrated setting. The program also encourages partnerships with health and human service agencies with a demonstrated capacity to coordinate voluntary services and supports to enable individuals to live independently in the community.