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Menendez & Booker Get $52M in Federal Dollars to Fight Homelessness in NJ


NEWARK, N.J. – U.S. Senators Bob Menendez and Cory Booker today announced a combined $52,486,276 in federal grants have been awarded to over 200 organizations and communities across New Jersey to bolster homelessness prevention programs.

“This funding will help thousands of men and women, families and veterans across the state access safe and reliable housing and obtain critical services they need to get back on their feet,” said Sen. Menendez.“These programs are crucial to helping New Jerseyans experiencing homelessness, especially during the pandemic. I applaud all of the local programs and their committed staff for their continued efforts towards ending the homelessness crisis across New Jersey.”

“In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, communities and organizations across New Jersey are performing critical work to assist individuals and families experiencing homelessness,” said Sen. Booker. “This federal funding will strengthen these efforts and help ensure that our state’s residents have access to safe and stable housing.”

The funds were awarded through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) Continuum of Care Program (CoC) to support permanent and transitional housing programs.

The following organizations, departments and municipalities received awards:

180 Turning Lives Around, Inc.$355,298
AAH of Bergen County, Inc.$273,882
Access Family Services Inc.$416,806
ACENDA Inc.$337,579

Advance Housing, Inc.




Alternatives, Inc.




Atlantic County



Camden County Council on Economic Opportunity$304,408

Cape May County




Care Plus NJ, Inc.




Career Opportunity Development




Catholic Charities Diocese of Camden




Catholic Charities Diocese of Metuchen




Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Newark




Center For Family Services, Inc.




Center for Hope and Safety




City of East Orange




City of Trenton




Collaborative Support Programs of NJ




Coming Home of Middlesex County




Community Planning and Advocacy Council




County of Bergen




County of Burlington




Covenant House New Jersey








Easter Seals New Jersey




Elizabeth Housing Authority




Elizabeth/Union County




Ending Homelessness Group




Essex County




Family Promise of Morris County




Family Promise of Sussex County




First Call for Help




Garden State Episcopal Community Development Corp.




Gateway YMCA




Greater Bergen Community Action, Inc.




HABcore, Inc.




Heart of Hannah Women’s Center Inc.




Homeless Solutions, Inc.




Housing Authority of Bergen County




Housing Authority of Edison




Housing Authority of Jersey City




Hudson County Division of Housing & Community





Isaiah House, Inc.




Jersey Battered Women’s Service, Inc.




Jewish Family Service of Atlantic County




Legacy Treatment Services




Mental Health Association of Essex and Morris, Inc.




Mental Health Association of Monmouth County, Inc.




Middlesex County




Monmouth County




Morris County




New Jersey AIDS Services




New Jersey Housing and Mortgage Finance Agency




NJ Dept. of Community Affairs




North Hudson Community Action Corporation




Northwest NJ Community Action Partnership, Inc.




Oaks Integrated Care




Passaic County Department of Human Services




Plainfield Housing Authority




Positive Health Care, Inc.




Salem County Inter Agency Council of Human Services




Somerset County




St. Joseph’s Hospital




Straight & Narrow, Inc.




The House of Faith, Inc.




Transitional Housing Services, Inc.




Triple C Housing, Inc.




United Way of Hudson County




Vantage Health System, Inc.




Volunteers of America Delaware Valley, Inc.




West New York Housing Authority








York Street Project