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Sens. Booker, Menendez Announce Over $1M to Help Elderly & Disabled Persons in NJ

September 23, 2014

NEWARK, NJ – U.S. Senators Robert Menendez and Cory Booker (both D-NJ) today announced $1,084,687 in federal grants from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) Service Coordinator Program for three housing developments in New Jersey to hire social service staff to help link the elderly and persons with disabilities with supportive services they need to live independently.

“People with disabilities and the elderly often face obstacles in living independently, and I’m glad we’re hiring social service specialists in New Jersey that will help those in need,” said Senator Menendez, Chair of the Subcommittee on Housing, Transportation, and Community Development. “With this funding, we can improve the quality of life for New Jerseyans by helping them connect with the supportive services they need.”

“New Jersey must be a state that empowers all of its residents to thrive-especially the elderly and those with disabilities,” said Senator Booker. “This federal funding is critical to ensuring we are able to dedicate more resources and supportive services to meet their immediate needs.”

Grant information follows:

South Village Urban Renewal Associates, LLC will receive $628,195

Irvington Seniors Urban Renewal, LLC will receive $263,070

Cathedral Square Housing, Inc. will receive $193,422