Rep. Sherrill Announces $7.3 Million in CARES Act Funding to Mitigate Risk of Evictions in NJ-11

Representative Mikie Sherrill (NJ-11) announced today that counties and municipalities in the 11th Congressional District will receive more than $7.3 million in Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act funding through the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program administered by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).

These funds will provide temporary rental assistance to families and individuals at the greatest risk of eviction due to the pandemic. This is the third tranche of CARES Act funding through HUD’s CDBG and Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) programs designated for NJ-11. Previous awards were made in NJ-11 in April and in June of this year.

Counties and municipalities in the 11th Congressional District have received almost $20 million from HUD’s CDBG and ESG programs focused on ensuring housing security and aiding those at risk of homelessness.

These HUD grant programs are just one way that COVID-related federal support from the CARES Act and other coronavirus legislation has been distributed to NJ-11. All four counties in NJ-11, residents, municipalities, medical providers, nonprofits, small businesses, and educational organizations in the district have received over $4 billion in federal coronavirus relief since March. An additional $1 billion in state and federal unemployment benefits was paid between March and August to residents of the district as well.

“Funding from the CARES Act has provided a vital safety net for so many of our neighbors suffering as a result of this crisis, offering relief through a variety of programs like small business loans, expanded unemployment, food security, and these HUD programs for housing assistance,” said Representative Sherrill. “I am proud to have helped secure this funding for housing security in NJ-11, but I will keep fighting for the resources our residents, nonprofits, and small businesses need to recover from the real economic damage caused by this pandemic.”

“We appreciate Congresswoman Sherrill’s continued efforts to deliver the federal funding needed to care for our residents in Morris County due to this crisis,” said Morris County Administrator John Bonanni. “This additional $2.7 million in HUD funding secured through the CARES Act, on top of the $3.2 million previously allocated to Morris County, allows us to continue to provide critical housing security resources and human services.”

“We are very appreciative of the additional $2.5 million grant from CDBG provided through HUD in this third round of emergency COVID funding. The pandemic has created many unique challenges and this round of funding will help us continue to meet the needs of our communities and assist our residents with testing sites, rental assistance programs, and emergency food support,” said Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr.

“We are grateful for the additional CARES Act funding as we are working diligently to provide assistance to end this pandemic,” said Wayne Mayor Christopher P. Vergano.









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