HUD AWARDS NEARLY $3.8 MILLION TO 20 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 nearly $3.8 million to 20 public housing authorities to address emergency, safety and security needs at their properties, including measures necessary to fight crime and drug activity. See attached chart for local impact of this funding.
“Everyone should feel safe at home and when they walk around their community,” said HUD Assistant Secretary Sandra B. Henriquez. “These grants allow public housing authorities to make necessary improvements in and around public housing buildings to ensure families who live in public housing feel safe in their homes and their immediate surroundings.”
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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