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]:
|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|