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Menendez, Booker deliver $2M to support New Jersey’s low-income senior housing services

Funds awarded through FY 2023 Service Coordinator in Multifamily Housing and Congregate Housing Services programs

NEW JERSEY – U.S. Senators Bob Menendez and Cory Booker (both-D-N.J.) announced Thursday a total of $2,017,856 to provide service coordination and supportive services to low-income seniors at HUD-assisted multifamily housing properties.

Under FY 2023 Service Coordinator in Multifamily Housing and Congregate Housing Services programs, these funds promote health and wellness to support residents as they age in place in an independent housing setting.

“The COVID-19 pandemic exposed just how critical supportive services are for our seniors. These federal funds will help New Jersey’s HUD-assisted properties provide health, wellness, transportation, and other supportive services so seniors can age in place and enjoy healthier, more fulfilling lives,” Menendez said.

“Every American deserves safety and support as they age,” Booker said. “This federal investment will help provide supportive services to low-income seniors living in public housing throughout our state to ensure their health and well-being.”

The following grantees/owners of HUD-assisted multifamily housing properties received funding:

Kinder Towers


Eleanor Levovitz Senior Citizens


Alexian Manor


Lindenwold Towers


Atlantic City Townhouses


Harborview Apartments


Pennsville Towers




Luther Acres


NCSC/UAW Senior Citizens


New Community Roseville


New Community Manor


New Community Gardens


New Community Douglas Homes


Cathedral Square Housing


New Community Commons


New Community Senior Citizens, NCC Associates


South Village II


South Village I


South Brunswick Community Development Corp.


Community Haven Senior Citizens


Irvington Senior Apartments


Trent East Senior Apartments Urban Renewal Limited Partnership


Trent West Senior Apartments Urban Renewal Limited Partnership


Senior Housing of Hazel Street


Little Egg Harbor Development


National Church Residences of South River


National Church Residences of East Brunswick


National Church Residences of Lopatcong Township


Housing Authority of Plainfield


Oceanport Urban Renewal Preservation




Mulhenberg Gardens Urban Renewal, LLC


 Sen. Menendez has long been a leader in the fight to build more affordable housing. In March, the Senator joined a group of 17 Senate Committee Chairs and Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) in sending a letter to President Biden urging the federal government to utilize a “whole-of-government” approach to address the nation’s housing crisis.

In May, Sens. Menendez and Booker announced a total $12,237,784 for the state of New Jersey from the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) through the nation’s Housing Trust Fund (HTF), an affordable housing production program that complements existing federal, state, and local efforts to increase and preserve the supply of high-quality, safe affordable housing for low-income households, including families experiencing homelessness.

In January 2022, Sen. Menendez announced $1,429,328 million in federal grants from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) Housing Counseling Program to seven local agencies throughout New Jersey to provide funds to HUD approved housing counseling agencies to advise people on buying or renting a home, defaults, foreclosure, and other financial challenges. In August 2021, he introduced the Livable Communities Act that encourages local communities to partner strategically to develop bold, innovative solutions that reflect their unique character, while leveraging existing assets, including access to transit to help revitalize neighborhoods, spur economic development, create jobs, and address their affordable housing needs.

That same month, the Senator also introduced the Choice Neighborhoods Initiative Act of 2021, which supports locally driven strategies to revitalize underserved neighborhoods by making permanent the highly competitive Choice Neighborhoods grant program at the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).

In 2021, the Senator also secured $100 million to expand access to housing counseling and assistance services for millions of renters and homeowners struggling to remain in their homes amid the economic crisis created by the pandemic.

Jay Edwards

Born and raised in Northwest NJ, Jay has a degree in Communications and has had a life-long interest in local radio and various styles of music. Jay has held numerous jobs over the years such as stunt car driver, bartender, voice-over artist, traffic reporter (award winning), NY Yankee maintenance crewmember and peanut farm worker. His hobbies include mountain climbing, snowmobiling, cooking, performing stand-up comedy and he is an avid squirrel watcher. Jay has been a guest on America’s Morning Headquarters,program on The Weather Channel, and was interviewed by Sam Champion.

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