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HUD Region V No. 13-56
Laura J. Feldman
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FOR RELEASE
Wednesday
July 31, 2013

HUD AWARDS NEARLY $178,000 TO MICHIGAN'S MT. PLEASANT HOUSING COMMISSION TO SUPPORT EMERGENCY, SAFETY AND SECURITY NEEDS IN PUBLIC HOUSING

CHICAGO - The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development awarded today nearly $178,000 to the Mt. Pleasant Housing Commission in Michigan to address emergency, safety and security needs at its public housing property, including measures necessary to fight crime and drug  activities.

The Mount Pleasant Housing Commission will receive $177,644 to purchase and install video cameras, security fencing, replace entry doors and locks, and upgrade exterior lighting at the Riverview and Pheasant Run developments to improve security and monitoring.

"These much needed resources will be used to help Mount Pleasant 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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