September 22, 2010
HUD AWARDS $499,793 TO PUBLIC HOUSING AUTHORITIES IN PENNSYLVANIA TO SUPPORT EMERGENCY, SAFETY AND SECURITY NEEDS IN PUBLIC HOUSING
PHILADELPHIA - The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development announced today that it is awarding $499,793 to public housing authorities in Pennsylvania that will be used to address emergency, safety and security needs at their public housing. This includes measures necessary to fight crime and drug related activities.
The following housing authorities will receive this funding:
|Philadelphia Housing Authority||$250,000.00|
|Clarion County Housing Authority||$249,793.00|
"It is vital that we do everything necessary to protect families that reside in public housing," said Deputy Regional Administrator Brenda Laroche. "These grants will allow public housing authorities to take the necessary safety and security measures to keep families safe."
Nationally, HUD is providing nearly $7.7 million for emergency, safety and security needs through HUD's Capital Fund Program to 35 public housing authorities (PHA) across the U.S. Safety and security emergencies include sudden increases in threat levels that pose a risk to the health and safety of residents due to violent crimes or property related crimes at public housing communities.
Emergency safety and security grants may be used to install, repair, or replace capital needs items including, but
not limited to, security systems/cameras, fencing, lighting systems, emergency alarm systems, window bars,
deadbolt locks and doors.
HUD is the nation's housing agency committed to sustaining homeownership; creating affordable housing opportunities for low-income Americans; and supporting the homeless, elderly, people with disabilities and people living with AIDS. The Department also promotes economic and community development ad enforces the nation's
fair housing laws. More information about HUD and its programs is available on the Internet at www.hud.gov and espanol.hud.gov.