HUD: $8 Million Awarded to Public Housing Authorities for Emergency and Security Improvements

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) today awarded $8 million in grant funding to eight public housing authorities to keep residents safe and secure.

The funding announced today is offered through the following HUD programs:

HUD’s Capital Fund Emergency Safety and Security Program, which supports security and emergency alarm system improvements to public housing. These grants may be used to install, repair, or replace items including security systems/surveillance cameras, fencing, lighting systems, emergency alarm systems, window bars, deadbolt locks and doors.

HUD’s Capital Fund Emergency and Disaster Program, which supports public housing authorities as they address the health and safety of public housing residents. These grants may be used to fix immediate health and safety threats to residents and must be completed within one year of funding.

“Families living in public housing should feel safe and secure in their homes,” said HUD Secretary Ben Carson. “These important programs help communities maintain security features many people often take for granted like deadbolt locks, emergency alarms, and lighting systems, and eliminate health hazards in housing.”

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

STATE RECIPIENT CITY AMOUNT Grant Type
ARIZONA Yuma County Housing Authority Somerton $250,000 Safety and Security
ILLINOIS Alexander County Housing Authority Cairo $6,337,267 Emergency
INDIANA Bloomfield Housing Authority Bloomfield $76,450 Emergency
MASSACHUSETTS Lowell Housing Authority Lowell $116,816 Safety and Security
MICHIGAN Highland Park Housing Authority Highland Park $134,955 Emergency
MISSOURI Housing Authority of the City of Jefferson Jefferson $4,493 Safety and Security
NEW JERSEY Jersey City Housing Authority Jersey City $250,000 Safety and Security
NEW YORK Harrietstown Housing Authority Harrietstown $814,211 Emergency
TOTAL: $7,984,192

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