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HUD No. 17-067
(202) 708-0685
Office of Public Affairs
FOR RELEASE
Monday
August 28, 2017
 

HUD AWARDS $5 MILLION TO SUPPORT
SAFETY AND SECURITY IN PUBLIC HOUSING
25 Public Housing Authorities in 15 states to address increases in crime


WASHINGTON - In an effort to address emergency, safety and security needs and fight crime at public housing properties, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) today awarded $5 million to 25 local agencies in 15 states.

Funded through HUD's Capital Fund Emergency Safety and Security Program, these grants will support these local housing authorities as they address safety and security emergencies including sudden increases in violent or property-related crimes within their public housing community.

"Everyone should feel safe in their home," said HUD Secretary Ben Carson. "This funding will allow public housing authorities to put in place additional safety measures that provide greater security and protection for residents."

The grants may be used to install, repair, or replace capital needs items including, but not limited to, security systems/surveillance cameras, fencing, lighting systems, emergency alarm systems, window bars, deadbolt locks and doors.

The following housing authorities will receive this funding. Read more about how each local agency will use its funding.
 

State
Public Housing Authority
Amount
Alabama Housing Authority of the City of Huntsville
$195,925
Housing Authority of Andalusia
$180,000
Housing Authority Tuskegee Housing Authority 
$250,000
Georgia Housing Authority of the City of Augusta
$249,900
Idaho Boise City Housing Authority
$250,000
Illinois Peoria Housing Authority
$188,032
Indiana Rockport Housing Authority
$223,543
Kansas Topeka Housing Authority
$200,164
Massachusetts Fall River Housing Authority
$250,000
Maryland Housing Authority of Baltimore City
$250,000
Mississippi Housing Authority of the City of Meridian
$188,704
New Jersey Asbury Park Housing Authority
$247,934
Housing Authority of the City of Camden
$249,897
Atlantic City Housing Authority
$250,000
Penns Grove Housing Authority
$100,000
New York Geneva Housing Authority
$250,000
Pennsylvania Philadelphia Housing Authority
$250,000
Housing Authority County of Lawrence
$93,150
Housing Authority of the County of Dauphin
$65,000
Bradford County Housing Authority
$168,315
Texas Housing Authority of Beckville
$197,186
Hidalgo County Housing Authority
$80,520
Virginia Roanoke Redevelopment & Housing Authority
$250,000
  Marion Redevelopment & Housing Authority
$196,100
Washington Housing Authority of King County
$175,000
   
 
 
TOTAL
$5,000,000

 

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