HUD AWARDS NEARLY $3 MILLION TO 15 PUBLIC HOUSING AGENCIES TO SUPPORT EMERGENCY, SAFETY AND SECURITY NEEDS

HUD AWARDS NEARLY $3 MILLION TO 15 PUBLIC HOUSING AGENCIES TO SUPPORT EMERGENCY, SAFETY AND SECURITY NEEDS

WASHINGTON, DC – August 1, 2013 – (RealEstateRama) — 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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HUD’s mission is to create strong, sustainable, inclusive communities and quality affordable homes for all.
HUD is working to
strengthen the housing market to bolster the economy and protect consumers; meet the
need for quality affordable rental homes: utilize housing as a platform for improving quality of life; build
inclusive and sustainable communities free from discrimination; and transform the way HUD does business.
More information about HUD and its programs is available on the Internet at
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Contact:
Donna White
(202) 708-0685

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U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) is the nation’s housing agency committed to increasing homeownership, particularly among minorities; creating affordable housing opportunities for low-income Americans; and supporting the homeless, elderly, people with disabilities and people living with AIDS. The Department also promotes economic and community development, and enforces the nation’s fair housing laws.

Contact:

Brian Sullivan
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