Gloucester Township to receive more than $289,000 in federal funding from HUD

U.S. Congressman Donald Norcross announced that the township is receiving a Community Development Block Grant.

Gloucester Township will receive a $289,364 Community Development Block Grant, U.S. Congressman Donald Norcross (NJ-01) announced today.

The grant is part of $12,833,718 in federal funding from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to provide affordable housing and assistance services, improving security for residents and helping local economies thrive.

The HUD grants include $4.4 for the City of Camden, $3.7 million for Camden County, $2.3 million for Burlington County and $2 million for Gloucester County.

Community Development Block Grants (CDBG) provide funding for the development of viable urban communities by providing decent housing and a suitable living environment, and by expanding economic opportunities, principally for low- and moderate-income persons.

“Everyone deserves an affordable, safe place to call home,” said Congressman Donald Norcross. “These funds will go a long way to change lives and help transform neighborhoods in South Jersey and I’m proud to have supported this funding in my district. From combatting homelessness to assisting those who are ill, these investments will provide opportunities that may never have existed otherwise.”

Along with CDBG, five types of grants were awarded including the Emergency Solutions Grants, HOME program grants, Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS (HOPWA) and the Housing Trust Fund (HTF).

“Community Development Block Grants provide tremendous benefits to Gloucester Township senior citizens, children and families. We are grateful to Congressman Donald Norcross for advocating for the residents of Gloucester Township,” said Mayor David Mayer.