WASHINGTON, DC – February 13, 2012 – (RealEstateRama) — The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development today awarded $4.1 million to 17 public housing authorities to address emergency, safety and security needs at their public housing properties, including measures necessary to fight crime and drug activities.
“Feeling safe in your own home is essential in any neighborhood,” said HUD Secretary Shaun Donovan. “These grants allow public housing authorities to make the necessary improvement to ensure families who live in public housing feel safe in their homes and surrounding neighborhoods.”
The following housing authorities will receive this funding:
|Arkansas||Pine Bluff Housing Authority||$241,155|
|Connecticut||Hartford Housing Authority||$250,000|
|Meriden Housing Authority||$244,890|
|Bridgeport Housing Authority||$240,000|
|Illinois||City of Freeport||$250,000|
|Rockford Housing Authority||$248,100|
|Massachusetts||New Bedford Housing Authority||$250,000|
|Chelsea Housing Authority||$250,000|
|Worcester Housing Authority||$250,000|
|Michigan||City of Jackson||$244,695|
|Mississippi||Canton Housing Authority||$185,000|
|Nebraska||Omaha Housing Authority||$249,390|
|New York||Housing Authority of Troy||$250,000|
|Pennsylvania||Mercer County Housing Authority||$250,000|
|Texas||City of Fort Worth||$250,000|
|Houston Housing Authority||$250,000|
|San Antonio Housing Authority||$250,000|
HUD’s Capital Fund Emergency Safety and Security Program supports emergency, safety and security needs of public housing authorities. 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.
These grants 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.
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.
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