HUD AWARDS NEARLY $3 MILLION TO 15 PUBLIC HOUSING AGENCIES
TO SUPPORT EMERGENCY, SAFETY AND SECURITY NEEDS
WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development today awarded $2.9 million to 15 public housing authorities to address emergency, safety and security needs at their public housing properties, including measures necessary to fight crime and drug activities.
“Everyone has a right to feel safe in their own home,” said HUD Secretary Shaun Donovan. “These grants allow local housing authorities to improve the quality of life for families who live in public housing by supporting safety and security measures in their neighborhoods.”
HUD’s Capital Fund Emergency Safety and Security Program supports public housing authorities as they address safety and security 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 security systems/surveillance cameras, fencing, lighting systems, emergency alarm systems, window bars, deadbolt locks and doors.
HUD's mission is to create strong, sustainable, inclusive communities and quality affordable homes for all. HUD is working to strengthen the housing market to bolster the economy and protect consumers; meet the need for quality affordable rental homes: utilize housing as a platform for improving quality of life; build inclusive and sustainable communities free from discrimination; and transform the way HUD does business. More information about HUD and its programs is available on the Internet at www.hud.gov and http://espanol.hud.gov. You can also follow HUD on twitter @HUDgov, on facebook at www.facebook.com/HUD, or sign up for news alerts on HUD's News Listserv.