HUD AWARDS $5 MILLION TO SUPPORT SAFETY AND SECURITY IN PUBLIC HOUSING

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25 Public Housing Authorities in 15 states to address increases in crime


WASHINGTON - In an effort to address emergency, safety and security needs and fight crime at public housing properties, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) today awarded $5 million to 25 local agencies in 15 states.

Funded through HUD's Capital Fund Emergency Safety and Security Program, these grants will support these local housing authorities as they address safety and security emergencies including sudden increases in violent or property-related crimes within their public housing community.

"Everyone should feel safe in their home," said HUD Secretary Ben Carson. "This funding will allow public housing authorities to put in place additional safety measures that provide greater security and protection for residents."

The 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.

The following housing authorities will receive this funding. Read more about how each local agency will use its funding.

 

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