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HUD No. 13-117
Donna White
(202) 708-0685
FOR RELEASE
Wednesday
July 31, 2013

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.”

The following housing authorities will receive this funding [See project descriptions here]:

 

STATE

PUBLIC HOUSING AUTHORITY

FUNDING

Maine

Westbrook Housing Authority

$38,000

New York

Poughkeepsie Housing Authority

$248,836

 

Peekskill Housing Authority

$250,000

New Jersey

Jersey City Housing Authority

$250,000

Maryland

Housing Commission of Anne Arundel County

$217,000

Pennsylvania

McKeesport Housing Authority

$250,000

Georgia

Decatur Housing Authority

$250,000

 

McDonough Housing Authority

$250,000

 

Housing Authority of the City of Winder

$50,080

North Carolina

City of Concord Housing Department

$250,000

Mississippi

Housing Authority of City of Louisville

$250,000

Illinois

Quincy Housing Authority

$242,500

 

Housing Authority of Pope County

$175,000

Michigan

Mt. Pleasant Housing Commission

$177,644

Texas

Monahans Housing Authority

$80,000

TOTAL

 

 $      2,979,060

 

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.

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