$2.5 million intended to go toward the buyout and demolition of 89 Woodbridge homes has come through.
On Friday, Congressman Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-NJ) announced that the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) will receive $2,575,000 in federal money to be put toward 89 flood-prone homes in Woodbridge Township that have been chosen to be bought out through the Blue Acres program.
The funding was made available to the DEP through FEMA's Hazard Mitigation Grant Program, according to Pallone's office.
In December, it was reported that 190 homeowners throughout Woodbridge Township applied for their flood-damaged homes to be bought out.
Mayor John McCormack previously said that he was assured by officials working with the program that additional buyouts would be coming this year.