Hudson County Receives Federal Funding for Emergency Housing Program
Hudson County, New Jersey’s Board of Commissioners has given the green light for the County of Hudson to receive funding from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. This funding, amounting to $483,924, will be used to establish a collaboration with the Hudson County Continuum of Care Program. The primary objective of this collaboration is to manage the Emergency Housing Vouchers Program.
This program, overseen by the Division of Housing and Community Development, aims to offer housing support to those without homes. Referrals to this program come directly from the Continuum of Care Coordinated Entry Program.
The Emergency Housing Vouchers Program is designed to offer long-term housing vouchers to qualifying households. To be eligible, households must have an income that is 50% or less than the median income of the area. Additionally, they should either be homeless, on the verge of becoming homeless, or escaping situations of domestic abuse.
The program’s duration is set for a year, starting on August 1, 2023, and concluding on July 31, 2024. Board Chairman Anthony Romano, along with the Hudson County Board of Commissioners, is dedicated to tackling homelessness and assisting those in dire need of shelter.