Gopal, Houghtaling and Downey Announce Ocean Community Economic Action Now Funding

03/07/18 | News

Senator Vin Gopal, Assemblyman Eric Houghtaling and Assemblywoman Joann Downey announce Ocean Community Economic Action Now, Inc. [OCEAN], has been approved to receive a $457,686 award from the Heating Improvement Program.

This funding will provide funds to improve heating system efficiency in the homes of eligible households in Monmouth and Ocean counties.

“We are thrilled to see this funding be made available to Monmouth County’s most vulnerable populations,” Sen. Gopal said. “Our residents should not have to worry about being able to properly heat their homes during the winter. This infusion of funding goes a long way towards achieving that goal.”

“This funding allows homeowners to make essential upgrades to their heating systems which not only keeps them more comfortable during the cold winter months, but ultimately saves them money,” Assemblyman Houghtaling said. “OCEAN is a fine organization and we appreciate their efforts in assisting the residents of Monmouth County.”

“OCEAN is a fantastic organization that has committed itself to providing affordable housing to the low-income population of Monmouth County,” Assemblywoman Downey said. “Through it’s weatherization program, Monmouth County homeowners are able to make repairs they may not otherwise be able to afford.”

To learn more about OCEAN or to apply for assistance, visit