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HUD Release: 13-7-30
Joseph J. Phillips
(678) 732-2943
FOR RELEASE
Wednesday
July 31, 2013

HUD AWARDS OVER $550,000 TO HOUSING AUTHORITIES IN GEORGIA TO SUPPORT EMERGENCY, SAFETY AND SECURITY NEEDS IN PUBLIC HOUSING

ATLANTA - The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development awarded today $550,080 to the Decatur Housing Authority, McDonough Housing Authority and Housing Authority of the City of Winder to address emergency, safety and security needs at their public housing properties, including measures necessary to fight crime and drug activities.

This funding 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.

"These much needed resources will be used to help Georgia families living in public housing feel safer and more secure in their communities," said Ed Jennings, Jr. HUD Southeast Regional Administrator.

Georgia Funding:

STATE PUBLIC HOUSING AUTHORITY FUNDING
Georgia Decatur Housing Authority $250,000
  McDonough Housing Authority $250,000
  Housing Authority of the City of Winder $50,080
Total $550,080

Nationally, HUD is providing $2.9 million to 15 public housing authorities across the U.S. to support emergency, safety and security needs from HUD's Capital Fund Emergency Safety and Security Program. 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.

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.

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