Former NHA director of IT sentenced to 2 years in prison for embezzlement

NEWARK, NJ — Newark Housing Authority’s former director of information technology was sentenced Sept. 28 to two years in prison for using his position to embezzle NHA funds to purchase cell phones and other electronic devices, U.S. Attorney Philip R. Sellinger announced. Venancio Diaz, 57, of Jersey City, previously pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge […]

Former Newark Housing Authority IT director admits to embezzling funds

NEWARK, NJ — Newark Housing Authority’s former director of information technology has admitted to using his position to embezzle NHA funds to purchase cellular telephones and other electronic devices, U.S. Attorney Philip R. Sellinger announced March 31. Venancio Diaz, 56, of Jersey City, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Brian Martinotti in Newark federal court […]

New Jersey to receive 1,595 emergency housing vouchers from HUD

TRENTON, NJ — U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Secretary Marcia L. Fudge announced on May 17 the allocation of $5 billion in American Rescue Plan funds for emergency housing vouchers for individuals and families who are experiencing homelessness or are at risk of homelessness.  The supplemental funding is allocated through the Emergency Housing […]

Newark Housing Authority to host webinar

NEWARK, NJ — The Newark Housing Authority will host a webinar earmarked toward local enterprises on how to do business with the public agency. The webinar will be held Thursday, Aug. 27, at 6 p.m. The Housing Authority is welcoming all local businesses, especially minority and women-owned, to participate.  “COVID-19 has put significant financial strains […]

HUD awards $18.5M to NJ public housing authorities

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — On Aug. 10, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson announced $472 million in CARES Act funding to help low income families during the coronavirus pandemic. This funding can be used by public housing authorities to help families assisted by Housing Choice Vouchers and Mainstream vouchers prevent, prepare […]

Partnership to help low-income families achieve homeownership in Newark

NEWARK, NJ — The city of Newark, Newark Housing Authority and Invest Newark — Newark’s Economic Development Corporation — have launched a first-of-its-kind program to provide eligible Section 8 recipients with the opportunity to use their vouchers to purchase their first home. It is a pilot program of the Land Bank created by Mayor Ras […]

Newark allocates funds for emergency rental assistance

NEWARK, NJ — The city of Newark has partnered with the Newark Housing Authority to provide up to $1,000 in rental assistance support, under the City of Newark’s Emergency Rental Assistance Grant Program, according to a June 19 press release. The grant is funded through a $1 million allocation in local trust and federal funds. […]