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HUD No. 24-150
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June 20, 2024

HUD Awards $10 Million to Public Housing Agencies to Protect Residents

Grants provided through Capital Fund Emergency Safety and Security Program will support crime prevention, smoke detectors, fire alarms and other security measures.

WASHINGTON - To help keep residents safe in their homes, today, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced that it will award $10 million to 65 Public Housing Agencies (PHAs) in 32 states across the country to make needed capital improvements in public housing developments that will enhance safety and security for residents.

“Every resident deserves to feel safe in their home,” said Acting Secretary Adrianne Todman. “The Capital Fund Emergency Safety and Security Program provides critical resources to enhance the protection of residents, safeguard public spaces, and respond swiftly when they need help. These resources will help create a safer, more secure environment for everyone.”

The funds are awarded through HUD’s Capital Fund Emergency Safety and Security Program, which supports public housing authorities as they address the safety of public housing residents. These grants may be used to install, repair, or replace capital equipment or systems that contribute to a safer living environment for residents, including security systems/surveillance cameras, fencing, lighting systems, emergency alarm systems, window bars, deadbolt locks, doors, and carbon monoxide detectors.

“The Biden-Harris Administration has demonstrated its commitment to the wellbeing of residents and HUD stands in support of PHAs and residents working together to develop proactive safety plans responsive to specifically identified community needs,” said Rich Monocchio, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for the Office of Public and Indian Housing. “The investments we’re making through the ESSG program, like the one we’re announcing today in Western Pennsylvania, represent those commitments in action.”

These funds also support the Biden-Harris Administration’s Comprehensive Strategy to Prevent and Respond to Gun Crime and Ensure Public Safety. This strategy is highly preventative by implementing proven measures to reduce violent crime and attacking its root causes. This includes stem interventions and arms used to commit crimes, investing in evidence-based community violence interventions, and support local law enforcement with federal tools and resources.

See the full list of awardees here.


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