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HUD Recognizes North Bergen Housing Authority As A “High Performer” For Its Outstanding Performance

HUD has recognized the North Bergen Housing Authority as the top performer this year based on its efforts.

August 10, 2023

The United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has awarded the township of North Bergen Housing Authority (NBHA) as a high performer. This makes the NBHA eligible for an additional three percent in annual capital improvement grants, typically resulting in an extra $60,000 to $90,000 per year based on historical records.

The housing authorities that demonstrate outstanding performance across key areas such as financial management, resident services, capital planning, and overall operation are recognized as high performers by HUD.

NBHA not only maintains high standards of quality and focus on the creation of thriving communities but also scored 96 out of 100 in their Public Housing Assessment System (PHAS) Report.

Executive Director of NBHA Gerald Sanzari said, “We are thrilled to receive this ‘High Performer’ designation from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. This is truly a result of the great men and women of the NBHA who are committed to serving our residents with integrity and providing them with safe, affordable, and well-maintained housing.”

NBHA serves Latino or minority communities. In total, it serves nearly 986 public housing units out of which, 811 units are reserved for elderly and disabled persons.

The NBHA recognized the need to get household necessities and fresh food products to the elderly and handicapped people when transportation services were suspended due to the pandemic. This in turn established its partnerships with local warehouse distributors who donate large quantities of household items to needy people.

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