HUD: $5.2 Million Awarded to 23 Public Housing Agencies for Emergency Safety and Security Improvements

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) today announced it is awarding $5.2 million to 23 Public Housing Authorities (PHAs) in 15 states to make needed improvements to their safety and security systems.

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.

“Every family deserves to feel safe in their home,” said HUD Secretary Ben Carson. “HUD is determined to ensure the well-being of public housing residents and these grants give communities the tools they need to make that happen.”

The following public housing authorities will receive grant awards and use the funding to install security camera systems, lighting, doors, software and fencing. Read individual project descriptions.

  • Alabama – Aniston Housing Authority $246,198
  • Alabama – Phenix City Housing Authority $142,548*
  • Connecticut – Housing Authority of the Town of Stratford $250,000
  • Kansas – Topeka Housing Authority $80,496*
  • Louisiana – Housing Authority of Homer $246,664
  • Massachusetts – Pittsfield Housing Authority $250,000
  • Michigan – Saginaw Housing Commission $250,000
  • Mississippi – Housing Authority of the City of Natchez $250,000
  • Missouri – Housing Authority of the City of Jeffers $249,000
  • Missouri – Housing Authority of the City of Hayti Heights $250,000
  • North Carolina – Vance County Housing Authority $250,000
  • North Carolina – Ayden Housing Authority $250,000
  • New York – New York City Housing Authority $250,000
  • New York – Freeport Housing Authority $250,000
  • Ohio – Cincinnati Metropolitan Housing Authority $187,788
  • Ohio – Jefferson Metropolitan Housing Authority $250,000
  • Pennsylvania – Mercer County Housing Authority $249,160
  • Pennsylvania – Housing Authority of the City of Lancaster $245,133
  • Pennsylvania – Housing Authority of the County of Armstrong $250,000
  • Tennessee – Newport Housing Authority $137,757
  • Tennessee – Maryville Housing Authority $189,000
  • Virginia – Portsmouth Redevelopment and Housing Authority $249,300
  • West Virginia – Fairmont/Morgantown Housing Authority $250,000

* grants provided through prior year funding

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