Mayor Ravi S. Bhalla today announced the City of Hoboken will provide over $774,000 in Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funding to Hoboken non-profits and public agencies, that provide a variety of services to low- and moderate-income residents.
The Hoboken Housing Authority will receive $628,927 for capital upgrades to replace facility boilers, improve lighting, and upgrades security systems.
“We are proud to partner with the Hoboken Housing Authority to provide funding for these much-needed upgrades,” said Mayor Bhalla. “I’m confident that when implemented, it will provide an important quality of life upgrade for residents. I’m grateful for this allocation, which includes funds for our vital non-profits, and I thank Senator Menendez, Senator Booker, and Congressman Sires, as well as the City Council for their partnership in making this possible.”
“On behalf of the Residents and Commissioners of the Hoboken Housing Authority, I would like to express our sincere gratitude for the granting of funds through the CDBG Program,” said Hoboken Housing Authority Executive Director Marc Recko. “The CDBG funds allow HHA to upgrade the physical conditions and security systems of the Authority, allowing us to provide the living environment that HHA Residents deserve.”
“These upgrades to the Hoboken Housing Authority are long overdue,” said Fourth Ward Councilman Ruben Ramos. ”Thank you to our federal partners, Mayor Bhalla, and my council colleagues, for working with me to ensure HHA residents reap the benefits of over $500,000 of facility improvements.”
The City will distribute the remaining $145,137 to the following non-profit organizations:
- Computers 4 People
- The Hoboken Shelter
- The Act Now Foundation
- Community Lifestyle
- Hoboken Community Center
- True Mentors
- Hoboken Family Planning
“We appreciate the support of the City of Hoboken for allowing us to increase our impact and provide technology to those who need it,” said Computers 4 People Founder Dylan Zajac. “Computers 4 People will continue to bridge the digital divide for the Hoboken community and beyond!”
“Community Lifestyle is grateful and proud to make great use of our Community Development Block Grant from the City of Hoboken to help the most vulnerable children from the Hoboken Housing Authority have a fulfilling and enriching summer at our summer camp,” said Louis Quinones of Community Lifestyle, “We turn no child away because of an inability to pay. Our commitment to these bright and capable children is made possible by the charitable support from our community and we thank the Mayor and the City for being part of that.”