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HUD No. 12-023
Donna White
(202) 708-0685
FOR RELEASE
Thursday
February 9, 2012

HUD AWARDS $ 4.1 MILLION TO 17 PUBLIC HOUSING AGENCIES TO SUPPORT
EMERGENCY, SAFETY AND SECURITY NEEDS IN PUBLIC HOUSING

WASHINGTON –  The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development today awarded  $4.1 million to 17 public housing authorities to address emergency, safety and security needs at their public housing properties, including measures necessary to fight crime and drug  activities.

“Feeling safe in your own home is essential in any neighborhood,” said HUD Secretary Shaun Donovan. “These grants allow public housing authorities to make the necessary improvement to ensure families who live in public housing feel safe in their homes and surrounding neighborhoods.”

The following housing authorities will receive this funding:

STATE

Recipient

Amount

Arkansas

Pine Bluff Housing Authority

$241,155

Connecticut

Hartford Housing Authority

$250,000

 

Meriden Housing Authority

$244,890

 

Bridgeport Housing Authority

$240,000

Illinois

City of Freeport

$250,000

 

Rockford Housing Authority

$248,100

Massachusetts

New Bedford Housing Authority

$250,000

 

Chelsea Housing Authority

$250,000

 

Worcester Housing Authority

$250,000

Michigan

City of Jackson

$244,695

Mississippi

Canton Housing Authority

$185,000

Nebraska

Omaha Housing Authority

$249,390

New York

Housing Authority of Troy

$250,000

Pennsylvania

Mercer County Housing Authority

$250,000

Texas

City of Fort Worth

$250,000

 

Houston Housing Authority

$250,000

 

San Antonio Housing Authority

$250,000

Total

 

$4,153,230

HUD's Capital Fund Emergency Safety and Security Program supports emergency, safety and security needs of public housing authorities.  Safety and security emergencies include sudden increases in threat levels that pose a risk to the health and safety of public housing residents due to violent crimes or property related crimes within the public housing community. 

These 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.

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