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HUD Region V No. 13-55
Laura J.  Feldman
(312) 913-8332
FOR RELEASE
Wednesday
July 31, 2013

HUD AWARDS NEARLY $418,000 TO TWO HOUSING AUTHORITIES IN ILLINOIS TO SUPPORT EMERGENCY, SAFETY AND SECURITY NEEDS IN PUBLIC HOUSING

CHICAGO - The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development awarded today a combined total of $417,500 to two housing authorities in Illinois to address emergency, safety and security needs at their public housing properties, including measures necessary to fight crime and drug activities.

The Quincy Housing Authority will receive $242,500 to purchase and install a video camera surveillance system at the Indian Hills development to improve security and monitoring.

The Pope County Housing Authority will receive $175,000 to purchase and install video cameras and upgrade exterior lighting at the Eddyville, Old Golconda, and Horseshoe developments to improve security and monitoring.

"These much needed resources will be used to help Quincy and Pope County families living in public housing feel safer and more secure in their communities," said Antonio R. Riley, HUD's Midwest Regional Administrator.

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.

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.

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