Today, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development has officially granted Hoboken, Jersey City and Weehawken $230,000,000 to move ahead with the plans outlined in the Hudson River Rebuild By Design project.

“I am thrilled to see the Rebuild By Design project, which will protect Hoboken from rising sea levels and major storms, move forward,” said Councilman Ravi Bhalla.  “The reality is climate change is real.  This $230 million for comprehensive flood protection provides Hoboken with a once in a lifetime opportunity.  I’m incredibly proud to have  actively supported this project every step of the way, including serving as a co-chair of the RBD Community Advisory Group and helping to move this project forward with the members of the CAG and the public.  As Mayor, I’ll be 100% committed to completing Rebuild by Design, making our City more resilient and less flood prone for the long term.”