JERSEY CITY - The Jersey City Housing Authority has received a $250,000 federal grant through the U.S. Housing and Urban Development's Choice Neighborhood Initiative. Jersey City is among 17 cities to receive a grant through this program.
According to Maria T. Maio, executive director of the Jersey City Housing Authority, "The grant will fund a two-year study to determine how best to revitalize and transform the McGinley Square/Montgomery Corridor."
As part of the McGinley Square revitalization, the United Way of Hudson County (UWHC), in partnership with the Jersey City Housing Authority and the Michaels Development Company, will build 21 units of affordable housing for non-elderly disabled people at a United Way-owned building on Bergen Avenue.
Each studio apartment will include a living area, bedroom, bathroom, and kitchenette. The building will also feature public spaces, a rec room, and offices for caseworkers who will provide on-site services for residents.
"We are energized to be partnering with the [Jersey City Housing Authority] on these affordable housing units. Constructing these apartments will serve a huge need in our community," said Dan A. Altilio, president of the United Way of Hudson County.