HOBOKEN, NJ — After being awarded $521,000 in federal CARES Act funding in August to help residents with eviction, Hoboken found out it was awarded more money last week.
The city will get $591,382, part of just under $2 billion in funds administered through HUD. The money was announced by HUD Secretary Ben Carson last week.
To date, HUD has provided nearly $5 billion in CDBG funding nationwide to help communities combat the coronavirus and alleviate economic hardship.
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The last grant was made available to Hoboken residents who found it difficult to pay rent after March 1. Applicants must fall within income limits and not have other resources or savings that can help.
The state and federal government also offer various ways to get government help with rent, energy bills, unemployment, or childcare.
The Waterfront Project, the tenant advocate at Hoboken City Hall,