HUD AWARDS $5 MILLION TO 24 PUBLIC HOUSING AGENCIES FOR EMERGENCY AND...

HUD AWARDS $5 MILLION TO 24 PUBLIC HOUSING AGENCIES FOR EMERGENCY AND SECURITY IMPROVEMENTS

WASHINGTON – June 23, 2016 – (RealEstateRama) — The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development is awarding $5 million in grants to 24 public housing authorities in an effort to keep public housing residents safe and secure.

HUD’s Capital Fund Emergency Safety and Security Program supports public housing authorities as they address the safety of public housing residents. 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.

“Access to safe housing is a right all Americans should enjoy,” said HUD Secretary Julián Castro. “These grants give neighborhoods and communities the tools they need to ensure the safety and security of those families living in public housing.”

The following public housing authorities will receive grant awards [Read individual project descriptions]:

State Public Housing Authority Amount
Alabama
Total State Funding:
$1,199,737.00
Housing Authority of the City of Fort Payne $140,120.00
Housing Authority of the City of Huntsville $247,367.00
Cottonwood Housing Authority $65,000.00
Housing Authority of Opp $250,000.00
Housing Authority of Bessemer $247,250.00
Housing Authority of Tallassee $250,000.00
California
Total State Funding:
$225,000.00
Housing Authority of the County of San Bernardino $225,000.00
IllinoisTotal State Funding:
$500,000.00
City of East St Louis $250,000.00
Housing Authority of the County of Hardin $250,000.00
Indiana
Total State Funding:
$500,000.00
Housing Authority of the City of Evansville $250,000.00
Housing Authority of the City of Elkhart $250,000.00
Kentucky
Total State Funding:
$192,000.00
Housing Authority of Nicholasville $192,000.00
Louisiana
Total State Funding:
$178,625.00
Housing Authority of the City of Alexandria $178,625.00
Maryland
Total State Funding:
$246,000.00
Havre De Grace Housing Authority $246,000.00
Michigan
Total State Funding:
$100,500.00
Marquette Housing Commission $100,500.00
Minnesota
Total State Funding:
$55,000.00
HRA of Two Harbors, Minnesota $55,000.00
Mississippi
Total State Funding:
$230,000.00
The Housing Authority of the City of Forest $230,000.00
New Jersey
Total State Funding:
$250,000.00
Plainfield Housing Authority $250,000.00
New York
Total State Funding:

$498,569.00
Town of Oyster Bay Housing Authority $248,569.00
Peekskill Housing Authority $250,000.00
Pennsylvania
Total State Funding:

$326,00.00
Harrisburg Housing Authority $250,000.00
Housing Authority of the County of Luzerne $76,000.00
Tennessee
Total State Funding:
$250,000.00
Covington Housing Authority $250,000.00
Texas
Total State Funding:
$248,569.00
Austin Housing Authority $248,569.00
GRAND TOTAL $5,000,000.00

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HUD’s mission is to create strong, sustainable, inclusive communities and quality affordable homes for all.
More information about HUD and its programs is available on the Internet
at www.hud.gov and http://espanol.hud.gov.

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Shantae Goodloe
(202) 708-0980

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