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HUD No. 12-056
Donna White
(202)708-0685
FOR RELEASE
Friday
March 16, 2012

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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STATE
 

Public Housing Authority

Amount

Planned Activities

CALIFORNIA

San Francisco Housing Authority

$250,000

Security Camera Surveillance System

CONNECTICUT

Norwalk Housing Authority

$249,932

Security Access Control System/Lighting

FLORIDA

Jacksonville Housing Authority

$133,000

Security Camera/ Lighting

GEORGIA

 

Newnan Housing Authority

 

$250,000

 

Security Cameras/ Lighting,

Chain link fence

ILLINOIS

Champaign County Housing Authority

$164,000

Security Cameras/

Lighting/Fence

 

Saline County Housing Authority

$75,000

Security Cameras

KENTUCKY

Paducah Housing Authority

$98,590

Security Cameras/

Lighting Poles

MARYLAND

Baltimore Housing Authority

$250,000

Security Cameras/ Lighting

NORTH CAROLINA

Burlington Housing Authority

$231,335

Security Cameras/

Lighting/Locks

 

Eastern Carolina Housing Authority

$168,000

Security Camera Surveillance System

 

Laurinburg Housing Authority

$221,065

Security Camera Surveillance System

 

New Bern Housing  Authority

 $250,000

Security Cameras/

Lighting

OHIO

 

Cuyahoga Metropolitan

Housing Authority

$250,000

 

Security Cameras/

Network Video Recorders

OKLAHOMA

Tulsa Housing Authority

$250,000

Security Cameras

/Lighting

RHODE ISLAND

 

Central Falls Housing Authority

 

$54,875

 

Security Key

 Lock System

 

 

Providence Housing Authority

 

$250,000

Security Cameras

 

 SOUTH CAROLINA

Columbia Housing Authority

$250,000

Security Cameras/

Lighting/Fence

TENNESSEE

Ripley Housing Authority

$250,000

Security Camera/Lighting/Gates

TEXAS

Wichita Falls Housing Authority

$98,879

Security Cameras, Lighting Poles

WEST VIRGINIA

 

Huntington Housing Authority

 

$36,927

 

Security Cameras/ Network Video Recorders

TOTAL   $3,781,603