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HUD No. 21-007
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Tuesday
January 19, 2021

HUD AWARDS $4.4 MILLION FOR CARBON MONOXIDE DETECTORS IN PUBLIC HOUSING


WASHINGTON - U.S. Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary, Ben Carson today awarded an additional $4.4 million under the Capital Fund Emergency Safety and Security Program to 58 public housing agencies (PHA) for the purchase and installation of carbon monoxide (CO) detectors in public housing units where they are necessary. This is in addition to the $5 million already awarded to 59 PHAs for carbon monoxide detectors in March 2020. In less than one year, HUD has awarded a total $9.4 in Capital Fund Emergency Safety and Security Program funding to 117 PHAs for the purchase and installation of carbon monoxide detectors.

“Since I started at HUD, we have been committed to ensuring the health and wellbeing of all Americans living in public housing,” said HUD Secretary Ben Carson. “The threat of carbon monoxide poisoning can be effectively eliminated by the installation of a CO detector. These grants will enable public housing agencies across the country to install CO detectors and keep our neighbors safe.”

HUD added the purchase and installation of carbon monoxide detectors as an eligible cost under the Capital Fund Emergency Safety and Security Program in FY 2019, recognizing the need for specific funding for this purpose. Carbon monoxide is a byproduct of fuel-fired combustion appliances, such as furnaces and water heaters. If not properly vented, this undetectable gas can be dangerous and even deadly.

The following public housing authorities will receive grant awards in January 2021. Read individual project descriptions.

 

State Recipient City Amount
Alabama Housing Authority of The Birmingham District Birmingham  $249,984
  Selma Housing Authority Selma  $222,008
  Housing Authority of The City of Eutaw Eutaw  $19,305
  Housing Authority of The City of Marion, AL Marion  $21,808
       
Arkansas Camden Housing Authority Camden  $35,240
  Housing Authority of The City of Osceola Osceola  $55,660
       
Arizona Yuma County Housing Department Somerton  $120,000
       
California City of Sacramento Housing Authority Sacramento  $104,159
  County of Sacramento Housing Authority Sacramento  $28,557
       
Connecticut Housing Authority of The City of Norwalk Norwalk  $22,672
  West Haven Housing Authority West Haven  $13,885
       
Florida Jacksonville Housing Authority Jacksonville  $123,760
  Housing Authority of The City of Titusville Titusville  $56,800
  Ocala Housing Authority Ocala  $113,414
       
Georgia Housing Authority of The City of Atlanta Georgia Atlanta  $247,000
  Housing Authority of The City of Lagrange Lagrange  $55,210
  Housing Authority of The City of Dublin Dublin  $145,778
  Housing Authority of The City of Thomaston Thomaston  $33,548
       
Illinois Quincy Housing Authority Quincy  $45,000
       
Indiana Fort Wayne Housing Authority Fort Wayne  $169,739
  Delaware County Housing Authority Muncie  $10,000
  Kokomo Housing Authority Kokomo  $119,569
  Housing Authority of The City of Elkhart Elkhart  $41,000
  Housing Authority City of Bedford Bedford  $25,000
       
Kentucky Housing Authority of Lebanon Lebanon  $15,144
  Housing Authority of Shelbyville Shelbyville  $10,000
       
Louisiana Housing Authority of The City of Lafayette Lafayette  $115,401
  Housing Authority of Monroe Monroe  $56,620
  Town of Independence HA Independence  $30,000
       
Massachusetts Brockton Housing Authority Brockton  $81,730
       
Michigan Greenville Housing Commission Greenville  $14,700
       
Missouri Housing Authority of The City of Jefferson Jefferson City  $14,445
  Housing Authority of The City of Fulton Fulton  $10,500
  Housing Authority of The City of Independence Independence  $41,778
  Housing Authority of The City of Malden Malden  $5,900
       
Mississippi The Housing Authority of The City of Canton Canton  $22,500
  The Housing Authority of The City of Natchez Natchez  $129,000
       
North Carolina Housing Authority of The City of Concord Concord  $11,310
  Oxford Housing Authority Oxford  $60,718
       
New York Niagara Falls Housing Authority Niagara Falls  $60,000
       
Ohio Cuyahoga Metropolitan Housing Authority Cleveland  $111,326
  Stark Metropolitan Housing Authority Canton  $117,120
       
Oklahoma Housing Authority of The City of McAlester McAlester  $27,400
       
Pennsylvania Philadelphia Housing Authority Philadelphia  $188,799
       
Rhode Island Housing Authority of The City of Pawtucket Pawtucket  $35,000
       
Tennessee Jackson Housing Authority Jackson  $242,550
  Trenton Housing Authority Trenton  $20,450
  Covington Housing Authority Covington  $14,256
  Lenoir City Housing Authority Lenoir City  $156,100
  Newbern Housing Authority Newbern  $131,950
       
Texas Houston Housing Authority Houston  $249,946
  Housing Authority of The City of Knox City Knox City  $3,386
  Housing Authority of Belton Belton  $8,375
  Carrizo Springs Housing Authority Carrizo Springs  $14,598
       
Utah Housing Authority of The County of Salt Lake Salt Lake City  $12,622
       
Virginia Norfolk Redevelopment & Housing Authority Norfolk  $180,000
  Marion Redevelopment & Housing Authority Marion  $75,000
       
West Virginia Charleston/Kanawha Housing Authority Charleston  $85,140


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