ELIZABETH – May 20, 2021 – Resulting in a positive impact on the lives of 33 families in the City of Elizabeth, the Housing Authority of the City of Elizabeth (HACE) commends the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) recent announcement which will fund emergency housing vouchers for individuals and families who are experiencing homelessness or at risk of homelessness across the country.
“While most of us spent more time in our homes than we ever have, more than half a million Americans had to spend the last year either in crowded shelters or sleeping outside,” said HUD Secretary Marcia L. Fudge. “With HUD’s swift allocation of this $5 billion in American Rescue Plan funding, we are providing communities the resources to give homes to the people who have had to endure the COVID-19 pandemic without one.”
In order to assist Americans in finding and remaining in safe housing, HUD is providing 70,000 of these housing choice vouchers to local public housing authorities (PHAs). After a strenuous year, this initiative will help support and promote the well-being of thousands of families.
Cathy Hart, HACE Deputy Executive Director, remarked on HUD’s announcement of funds, “I am so grateful that HUD is taking this major step to help families put homelessness in the past. HACE is looking forward to the opportunity to welcome additional families and giving them a community to thrive in.”
The Housing Authority of the City of Elizabeth‘s mission is to provide safe, decent, and sanitary housing conditions for very low-income families and to manage resources efficiently. HACE promotes personal, economic, and social upward mobility to provide families the opportunity to make the transition from subsidized housing to non-subsidized housing.
For more information on HACE, contact Cathy Hart, HACE Deputy Executive Director at 908-965-2400 ext.105.
About the Housing Authority of the City of Elizabeth
Since its formation in 1938, the Housing Authority of the City of Elizabeth has worked diligently to meet the housing needs and improve the quality of life for all the residents it serves. The Housing Authority of the City of Elizabeth is responsible for over 1350 units of public housing and delivers a broad range of services ranging from social, economic, educational, and redevelopment. For more information about HACE, visit www.hacenj.com.