HUD Announces $5 Billion Nationwide to House People Experiencing Homelessness 

HUD Announces $5 Billion Nationwide to House People Experiencing Homelessness 

 

New Jersey to Receive 1,595 Emergency Housing Vouchers

Secretary Fudge: “With HUD’s swift allocation of this $5 billion in American Rescue Plan funding, we are providing communities the resources to give homes to the people who have had to endure the COVID-19 pandemic without one.”

 

WASHINGTON–U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Marcia L. Fudge today announced the allocation of $5 billion in American Rescue Plan funds for emergency housing vouchers for individuals and families who are experiencing homelessness or at risk of homelessness. Secretary Fudge made the announcement during a Zoom call with Congressman David Price (NC), Senator Patty Murray (WA), Dallas, TX Mayor Eric Johnson, and Oakland, CA Mayor Libby Schaaf.

 

The supplemental funding is allocated through the Emergency Housing Voucher (EHV) program. Through EHV, HUD is providing 70,000 housing choice vouchers to local public housing authorities (PHAs) across the country to help Americans find and remain in housing. Click here for a full list of initial allocations.

 

“While most of us spent more time in our homes than we ever have, more than half a million Americans had to spend the last year either in crowded shelters or sleeping outside,” said HUD Secretary Marcia L. Fudge. “With HUD’s swift allocation of this $5 billion in American Rescue Plan funding, we are providing communities the resources to give homes to the people who have had to endure the COVID-19 pandemic without one. Congress now needs to pass the President’s American Jobs Plan. This once-in-a-generation investment would bring the United States closer to ending homelessness and housing instability.”

 

“Even prior to the pandemic, homelessness was increasing in New Jersey. HUD’s emergency housing vouchers will provide vital resources to communities across the Garden State to house individuals and families who are experiencing homelessness or those at risk of homelessness,” said Justin Scheid, HUD Newark Field Office Director. “In New Jersey, fifteen housing authorities will be receiving a total of 1,595 vouchers to provides homes to vulnerable residents who have endured the COVID-19 pandemic.”

 

The $5 billion in EHV-ARP funding gives communities the resources needed to help eligible households find and remain in housing. HUD estimates that these EHVs, alongside resources provided by the CARES Act, could help house 130,000 households.

 

The $5 billion in EHV-ARP funding is the second of two homelessness-related funding opportunities from the American Rescue Plan that HUD released. In April, HUD announced the allocation of $5 billion in ARP funds to increase affordable housing to address homelessness.

 

 

State
Public Housing Authority Name
# of Vouchers Offered
NJ
Newark Housing Authority
101
NJ
Elizabeth Housing Authority
33
NJ
Perth Amboy Housing Authority
31
NJ
Housing Authority City of Jersey City
94
NJ
Housing Authority of the City of Camden
43
NJ
Housing Authority of the City of Passaic
55
NJ
Housing Authority and Urban Redevelopment Age
15
NJ
Paterson Housing Authority
60
NJ
East Orange Housing Authority
27
NJ
Vineland Housing Authority
15
NJ
Housing Authority of Bergen County
58
NJ
Passaic County Public Housing Agency
29
NJ
Hamilton Township HA
15
NJ
Lakewood Township Residential Assistance Prog
23
NJ
STATE OF NJ DEPT. OF COMM. AFFAIRS
996
Total:
1,595

 

 

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