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. […]

HUD gives NJ nearly $2.3M in fourth wave of funding

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson announced May 18 nearly $77 million in a fourth wave of CARES Act funding, supporting up to 8,300 additional vouchers. Provided through HUD’s Section 811 Mainstream Housing Choice Voucher Program, this wave of relief funds will provide affordable housing to non-elderly people […]

Newark launches COVID testing for public housing residents

NEWARK, NJ — Mayor Ras Baraka and the Newark Housing Authority have begun a program to offer COVID-19 testing at all of the city’s public housing complexes. The program began at the end of April at two senior housing locations under the leadership of NHA Executive Director Victor Cirilo, as has continued testing seniors at […]

HUD allocates second wave of relief funds, $23M goes to NJ

HUD allocates second wave of relief funds, $23M goes to NJ

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson announced May 1 that his department will allocate $685 million in COVID-19 relief funding to help low-income Americans residing in public housing. New Jersey will receive an allocation of $23,302,088. The funding, made available by the CARES Act legislation, will be awarded […]

Newark Housing Authority announces aggressive Section 8 program leasing initiative

Newark Housing Authority announces aggressive Section 8 program leasing initiative

NEWARK, NJ — Due to an increase in federal funding, the Newark Housing Authority recently announced an aggressive leasing initiative that will assist more than 1,100 new families who live and/or work in the city. “We are excited to start off the new year with this major announcement,” Executive Director Victor Cirilo said. “Our Section […]

Grand opening of Chadwick Avenue Village II provides affordable rental opportunities

NEWARK, NJ — New Jersey Housing and Mortgage Finance Agency Executive Director Anthony L. Marchetta recently joined officials from the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development, the city of Newark, and the Newark Housing Authority on Wednesday, March 16, to celebrate the grand opening of Chadwick Avenue Village II, an affordable housing complex […]