WASHINGTON – In an effort to address emergency, safety and security needs, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development today awarded $6 million to 29 public housing authorities to help fight crime and drug activities at their public housing properties.

HUD’s Capital Fund Emergency Safety and Security Program supports public housing authorities as they address safety and security threats 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.

“All Americans should feel secure when they’re at home,” said HUD Secretary Julián Castro. “These grants provide our local partners with new tools to enhance the strength and vitality of their neighborhoods. Now, more families will be able to walk to school, get to work and safely access opportunity.”

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

Fiscal Year 2015 Public Housing Safety and Security Grants


Public Housing Authority


Alabama Uniontown Housing Authority


California Housing Authority of the County of Los Angeles


Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles


Housing Authority of the City of Oxnard



California Total


Connecticut Housing Authority of the City of Norwalk


Florida Housing Authority of the City of Cocoa


Georgia Northwest Georgia Housing Authority


Illinois City of East St Louis


Chicago Housing Authority


Illinois Total


Indiana Kokomo Housing Authority


Kansas Kansas City, KS Housing Authority


Kentucky Louisville Metro Housing Authority


Housing Authority of Richmond


Kentucky Total


Maine Fort Fairfield Housing Authority


Maryland Housing Authority of Baltimore City


Massachusetts North Adams Housing Authority


Holyoke Housing Authority



Massachusetts Total


Michigan Detroit Housing Commission


Missouri Carrollton Housing Authority


New Jersey Morristown Housing Authority


New York Catskill Housing Authority


New York City Housing Authority



New York Total


North Carolina City of Hickory Public Housing Authority


Rocky Mount Housing Authority



North Carolina Total


Texas Housing Authority of Anthony


Austin Housing Authority


San Antonio Housing Authority


Housing Authority of Tatum


Texas Total


Virginia Richmond Redevelopment & Housing Authority







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Shantae Goodloe

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