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Pallone Announces over $2 Million for Housing Support in Middlesex and Monmouth Counties

May 4, 2020
Press Release

Long Branch, NJ – Today, Congressman Frank Pallone, Jr. (NJ-06) announced that over $2 million in funding from the CARES Act will be awarded to support public housing and operations in New Jersey’s 6th Congressional District during the coronavirus pandemic. The funding was allocated through the CARES Act that Congress passed and was signed into law in March.

“Too many New Jerseyans right now are grappling with economic uncertainty, and it’s essential that we do everything we can to ensure that those in need have a safe place for their families during this public health crisis,” Congressman Pallone said. “This funding will not only help give families the peace of mind they need, but it will also promote housing standards that are consistent with the public health guidelines necessary to fight this pandemic.”

The funding includes:

$1,011,610 allocated through the CARES Act Supplemental Public Housing Operating Funds to help Public Housing Authorities (PHAs) respond to the coronavirus pandemic. These funds can be used to support management, maintenance, and resident services in public housing.

$1,004,300 for Tenant-Based Rental Assistance, which funds the Housing Choice Voucher program, to allow PHAs to respond to the virus and keep families stably housed when a participating member faces a loss of income. The funding also comes with added flexibility for PHAs to maintain the health and safety of individuals and families while abiding by fair housing, nondiscrimination, labor standards, and environmental protections.