Fed funds aim to improve Housing in Hopatcong

Community. USDA Rural Development Grants in the amount of $89,837.54 will go to improve housing for low-income homeowners in Hopatcong.

06 Dec 2019 | 01:00

    Representative Mikie Sherrill (NJ-11) announced today that Hopatcong Borough received a $89,837.54 grant from U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Office of Rural Development to repair and rehabilitate housing in the borough. The Housing Preservation Grant will support households with health and safety hazards and improve access for persons with disabilities.

    “The USDA Rural Development Grant is an investment in our communities here in North Jersey,” said Representative Sherrill. “Improvement projects for environmental remediation or disability access can be incredibly expensive. This grant will bring much-needed federal dollars back to Sussex County to support low-income residents in making critical repairs to their homes.”

    “We are appreciative that these funds will be available to the residents of the Hopatcong Borough,” said Hopatcong Mayor Michael Francis. “These grant dollars will help residents make important improvements to their homes.”

    According to the USDA: The Housing Preservation Grant Program provides grants to sponsoring organizations for the repair or rehabilitation of housing owned or occupied by low- and very-low-income rural citizens. USDA will award a total of $15,888,420 in Housing Preservation Grant Program funding for the repair and rehabilitation of rural housing units.