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1999 PHDEP Program Project Summary -- Ohio
YOUNGSTOWN METROPOLITAN HA ( HOUSING AUTHORITY) --- $448,019
The program of Youngstown Metropolitan Housing Authority is comprehensive and multifaceted and targets five family developments, in the City of Youngstown (Westlake Terrace Homes, Kimmel Brook Homes, Victory Estates, Brier Hill) and Kirwan Homes in the City of Campbell; and Amedia Plaza, an elderly designated high-rise in the City of Youngstown. Activities are designed to reduce and/or eliminate violent crime, drug trafficking, and drug-related crimes through additional police patrols, security and resident patrols. A broad range of on-site drug prevention, intervention and treatment services and activities will assist residents in improving their quality of life, eliminating welfare dependency, and engaging in employment opportunities that will lead to self-sufficiency.
BUTLER METROPOLITAN HA --- $286,362
The Butler Metropolitan Housing Authority (BMHA) will use an approach to combat drug-related criminal activity that includes both law enforcement and prevention in all its properties. BMHA will utilize partnerships developed with state, local, and federal law enforcement agencies through previous HUD IG's "Operation Safe Home" efforts to enhance the effectiveness of our contracted law enforcement program. The BMHA 1999 Drug Elimination program will also include security cameras for the Henry LongTower high-rise in Hamilton as well as many other initiatives such as a resident newsletter, youth tutoring, Cub Scouts, Girl Scouts, and community policing both on foot and with bike patrols in both the Hamilton and Middletown cities.
COLUMBIANA METROPOLITAN HA --- $106,451
The Columbiana Metropolitan Housing Authority proposes a systematic plan to reduce drugs and drug-related problems in its developments through continuance of the Public Housing Drug Elimination Program. This grant is to provide services to two locations: LaBelle Terrace in East Liverpool and Independence Square in Wellsville; increased security and police presence will be maintained. The Family Recovery Center will provide two intervention specialists to work with residents. CMHA will provide programming and assist in the computer labs at both locations. CMHA plans to partner with the residents and community to offer a safer and improved environment for its residents.
ASHTABULA METROPOLITAN HA --- $128,665
Ashtabula Metropolitan Housing Authority's request for funding to continue its Drug Elimination Program established in 1996 will address the crime and drug problem in and around its public housing properties in a comprehensive fashion. Increased law enforcement presence and investigation will help to change the perception of Ashtabula as a place where you can deal drugs with impunity. Resident participation in our Neighborhood Watch program will assist police and increase resident involvement in their community. Drug counseling/education services will help those who want help to get off of drugs or to keep from getting started; a Community Services Access Program will help residents build personal and job skills to help build a better, drug-free life style. Finally, a continuation of AMHA's Drug- Free Development will help residents to work together to enhance a living situation committed to a drug-free environment.
ALLEN METROPOLITAN HA --- $48,167.00
The Allen Metropolitan Housing Authority takes a proactive stance against drug-related criminal activity in and around existing developments. Allen Metropolitan Housing Authority has 215 public housing units which house families with children, and 40 units of elderly housing located at Furl Williams Apartments. All public housing residents will benefit from drug and gang intervention programs. These scattered site locations will benefit from leadership training, sports programs, and youth activities, as well as provide information on necessary life skills opportunities.
LORAIN METROPOLITAN HA --- $324,1920
The Authority plans to implement a comprehensive drug elimination strategy that involves management practices, law enforcement community policing, voluntary tenant patrols, investigators and a combination of drug abuse prevention, intervention and referral programs to combat drug use and drug-related crime in its public housing developments in Elyria, Lorain, Amherst, and Oberlin, Ohio. Drug elimination activities will be targeted to family developments (Wilkes Villa in Elyria, and Leavitt Homes, Westview Terrace and Southside Gardens in Lorain), and elderly and disabled high rises in Elyria (Riverview Plaza) and in Lorain (Kennedy Plaza and Lakeview Plaza), Amherst (Albright Terrace), and Oberlin (J.F. Oberlin Homes). Activities proposed in this plan will allow the Authority to increase the number of residents directly served by the program, and will also allow LMHA to extend programming initiated under its 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, and 1998 PHDEPs.
LUCAS METROPOLITAN HA --- $708,208
Lucas Metropolitan Housing Authority's PHDEP plan utilizes a two pronged approach providing the following services - reimbursement of local law enforcement agencies for additional security and protective services and programs to reduce drug use through family and other supportive services, youth services, and economic and educational opportunities for resident adult and youth. The majority of the funding will be used for reimbursement of local law enforcement agencies, as well as, salary and benefits for LMHA Resident and Special Services Department Staff who administer programs through the Maurine Simmons Family Investment Center (FIC) to reduce drug use. While services of the law enforcement personnel and the FIC will be available to all residents of LMHA, the bulk of services and corresponding funding will be directed toward the units identified as most troubled in terms of drugs and drug-related crime which have historically been, and continue to be, the large family housing sites (i.e., the Central City sites Brand Whitlock, Albertus Brown, McClinton Nunn, and Port Lawrence, and the east side's Birmingham Terrace, Ravine Park Village and Weiler Homes.)
JEFFERSON METROPOLITAN HA --- $173,313
The components of the FY 1999 PHDEP comprehensive plan shall include aspects of security, prevention, as well as administration of the grant. Major activities shall include contractual services with local law enforcement and also with security services. Also included are prevention activities (i.e., Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts, etc.) and salaries and benefits for the PHDEP Coordinator and Security Supervisor. The specific targeted developments include Chester Simeral Court, Elmer White Apts., John F. Kennedy Apts., Lincoln Ave. Apts., Crabbe Blvd. Apts., Lover's Lane Circle, and Earl Rogers Plaza. The population being served in each of the aforementioned areas are mixed in age, marital status, and number of occupants to the units.
TRUMBULL METROPOLITAN HA --- $320,233
The 1999 PHDEP proposed is a multiple partnership designed to decrease drug and criminal activity while also uplifting and enhancing the lives of the affected TMHA residents. The program components address the needs and desires as defined by our residents. Program coordination offered by Kent State University provides our residents with an important linkage in their quest to move from welfare to work. This PHDEP also provides youth alternatives to illicit activities in a safe and enriching living and social environment.
CINCINNATI METROPOLITAN HA --- $1,592,809
The Cincinnati Metropolitan Housing Authority's (CMHA) primary objective is to provide a quality and affordable living environment for our young and adult residents. CMHA's proposal for Drug Elimination Program funding identifies specific programs in the family and senior high-rise communities that enhance security and law enforcement measures, coordinates and targets educational programs and provides holistic job and career preparedness programs for over 14,000 residents. Continued funding from the Public Housing Drug Elimination Program will reinforce CMHA's endeavor to reach our primary objective.
AKRON METROPOLITAN HA --- $1,090,685
The Yes2Kicking Drugs Program will reduce or eliminate drug-related crimes by providing an array of wrap-around services that will address the needs of the public housing residents living in Barberton, Ohio, and the surrounding community. Visible results will be achieved through the collaborative efforts of Akron Metropolitan Housing Authority residents and staff, City of Barberton, local police departments, Barberton City Schools, Community Drug Board, and the Boys and Girls Clubs of Summit County. The Mission of the Yes2Kicking Drugs Program is to collaborate with community builders by enhancing, expanding, and arousing the knowledge of residents through the creation and implementation of accessible and effective prevention and treatment programs.
SPRINGFIELD METROPOLITAN HA --- $195,527
The Springfield Metropolitan Housing Authority (Springfield, Ohio) seeks funds to continue its police and security program. We also seek funding for the following programs: The Springfield Peace Center, in conjunction with the Camp Fire Boys and Girls, will provide classes in peacemaking and peacekeeping skills, as well as conflict resolution, social skills, and violence prevention for children, The Springfield Urban League, which will provide services for those individuals experiencing problems related to domestic violence or substance abuse; The Parent/Infant Center, which will make monthly home visits to pregnant women and with children three years of age or younger to discuss the effects of drug use and abuse on the developing fetus and young child; and funding for classes in martial arts and computer skills training.
PORTSMOUTH METROPOLITAN HA --- $194,867
The Portsmouth Metropolitan Housing Authority's comprehensive plan for addressing drug related crime in and around public housing will mesh with other community efforts. Police Outreach Office, community policing, volunteer tenant patrol and investigative services will provide safety and security. Physical improvements using Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design, will include fencing and redesign of common areas to cut down on drug trafficking. Programs of prevention intervention, treatment, aftercare, education, and family self-sufficiency will improve the quality of life for residents of public housing. A total of 876 families at all PMHA sites will benefit from this program; however, the focus will be on the two large city sites which have the most problems.
STARK METROPOLITAN HA --- $570,086
The goal of our program is to reduce drug-related crime through the following methods: security patrols, housing applicant screening, lease enforcement, increasing educational and employment opportunities for residents, providing constructive alternative activities for youth, etc. The direct funding for these activities comes from SMHA Operating budget, SMHA Comprehensive Grant funds, SMHA Drug Elimination funds, and local foundations. Additional in-kind resources are provided by many local civic organizations, local governments and other social service agencies. The program will serve the 5,500 public housing residents that live in Stark County.
Coshocton Metropolitan Housing Authority
The Coshocton Metropolitan Housing Authority, Coshocton, Ohio, is applying for a PHDEP Grant, which will fund a comprehensive program of security and drug-abuse prevention activities aimed at reducing or eliminating drug-related crime on CMHA property and/or involving CMHA's 131 tenant families, as either victims or perpetrators. Off-duty Sheriff's Deputies will be employed during days and times of high crime incidence. These officers will be augmented by a Resident Security Guard, originally hired as a CMHA "welfare to work" initiative as well as for security purposes, working periods when off-duty Deputies are not on-site. Funds will also be used for a new Voluntary Tenant Patrol's equipment and supplies. Finally, CMHA's Resident Council, in cooperation with CMHA management, will schedule local support agencies to perform on-site drug prevention counseling, seminars, mentoring, and referrals, for resident youth, families, and the CMHA community as a whole.
Dayton Metropolitan Housing Authority
"Residents Abating Drugs In All Neighborhoods Together" (RADIANT) Drug Elimination Program is a comprehensive strategy designed to address the problems of drug use and drug-related crime in and around Dayton Metropolitan Housing Authority's targeted communities. The Fiscal Year 1999 request for $968,660 will help fund both the "weeding" and "seeding" components of Operation RADIANT. The "weeding" component will enable Dayton Metropolitan Housing to continue implementation of its Comprehensive Security Plan by maintaining an in-house security staff and by contracting with local law enforcement and private-sector security organizations. The "seeding" component consists of programs designed to provide educational and economic opportunities. These programs enable residents to move from welfare to work and to live drug-free, crime-free lifestyles.
Portage Metropolitan Housing Authority
The Portage Metropolitan Housing Authority will implement a comprehensive program of security improvements combined with prevention activities for both adults and youth as a means of reducing and eliminating drug-related crime. PMHA will contract for additional law enforcement above baseline services, assisted by the selective use of a surveillance camera, and undertake physical improvements to enhance security at selected sites. In addition, prevention activities promoting the health development of resident youth, drug awareness programs for teens and adults, and job readiness classes for adults will also be a focus of the PHDEP grant activities.
Cuyahoga Metropolitan Housing Authority
Cuyahoga Metropolitan Housing Authority's 1999 Drug Elimination Program combines comprehensive law enforcement, social services and workforce development resources to reduce and eliminate drugs and drug-related crime; the Community Police and innovative narcotics techniques will be used to deter crime and maintain rapid response to resident complaints. Residents will be assisted toward self-sufficiency through the collaborative efforts of partnering agencies and private industry guidance; the 1999 Drug Elimination Program will leverage the resources necessary to move residents toward sobriety, ongoing recovery, skills acquisition and job placement. The youth of CMHA, its largest population group, will be able to participate in a variety of prevention strategies for all ages. Treatment intervention for drug dependent residents provides an array of interventions from low intensity support to high intensity treatment intervention, as well as the nationally noted program, Miracle Village. Collectively, CMHA's 1999 Drug Elimination initiative will continue to offer holistic support to individuals and families in order to move them away from a state of reliance toward a lifestyle of self-sufficiency.
Chillicothe Metropolitan Housing Authority
The Drug Elimination Program of the Chillicothe Metropolitan Housing Authority will continue to use a proactive and preventive based strategy to attack the problem of drug related crime and activity in Lincoln Park, Sherman Park, Westland Estates, Tiffin Towers, Worthington Manor, Toledo Street, and other Scattered Sites within the public housing developments in Chillicothe and Ross County. We will use drug elimination activities to provide direct services to our residents, enhanced community police patrols at CMHA developments, investigators to aid in the identification and conviction of offenders, and prevention programming such as a Drug Free Summer Camp, Youth Crime Watch and Parenting Retreat.
Zanesville Metropolitan Housing Authority
Utilizing a comprehensive approach and the utilization of local resources, the goal of our program is to eliminate drugs and criminal related activity in our public housing developments. Federal, State, and local resources are being developed to insure a coordinated approach. Major components of our program include: Police Foot Patrols, Housing Authority Investigators, Drug Prevention Programs, and Intervention Programs. The majority of our services will be conducted on-site. These programs will benefit the 674 families residing in the following developments: Adams Circle, Bonifield Court, Coopermill Manor, Maple Terrace, Michael Drive, Larzelere, and Race Circle.
Columbus Metropolitan Housing Authority
Our plan addresses two issues: senior building security issues and welfare-to-work enhancements for our target family communities. In all our senior high rises, CMHA will be improving our security measures through the hiring of new security personnel who will patrol and work closely with our residents. Our main goal will be to provide greater safety through higher visibility and greater security coverage. Our welfare to work enhancements confront current obstacles which make transitions to work difficult for many of our family community residents. This plan seeks to provide: a latchkey program in each of the 4 target communities for children 5-13 who will be able to have a hot meal, do homework, and have a safe environment for tutoring, socialization and recreation; a teen program which will include a hot meal, group counseling, computer training, a safe structured haven, etc.; adult wellness program which will include aerobics, life skills training, nutrition, and other women's health issues; a computer center with teaching assistance for both adults, teens, and children; alcohol and drug abuse services for teens and adults through site based Netcare Access Case Managers; and a year long sports program for children.
Content Archived: January 20, 2009
Content Archived: January 20, 2009