FY 1998 SuperNOFA Guidebook

Drug Elimination in Public and Assisted Housing

Public and Indian Housing Drug Elimination Program Grants. The PHDEP grants are designed to reduce or eliminate drug-related crime in public and Indian housing neighborhoods. The program provides grants to public housing agencies and tribally designated housing entities (TDHEs) to plan and implement a variety of activities to combat crime and drugs. Such activities include:

    • Employing security personnel.
    • Developing programs to reduce/eliminate the use of drugs (including Youth Sports activities)
    • Reimbursing local police for additional security services.
    • Making physical changes to improve security.
    • Employment of Personnel and Equipment for HUD Authorized Housing Authority Police Departments.
    • Employing crime investigators
    • Funding community policing accreditation activities.
    • Training and equipping voluntary tenant patrols.
    • Funding resident organizations to develop security and drug-abuse prevention programs.

Approximately $50 million of the PHDEP Grants funding announced in the SuperNOFA is available only to public housing agencies and Indian housing authorities that have not already received an award of FY97 PHDEP funds.

Program Office: Public and Indian Housing

Public and Indian Housing Drug Elimination Program Technical Assistance. The purpose of PHDEP TA is to provide short-term TA to public housing agencies, tribally designated housing entities (TDHEs), resident management corporations, incorporated resident councils, and resident organizations (in the case of TDHEs) that are combating drug abuse and related crime in public and Indian housing communities. Examples of eligible activities include consultation in the following areas:

    • Program planning.
    • Development of future strategies to eliminate drugs and drug-related crime.
    • Needs assessments or surveys.
    • Training for public housing agency staff and residents in anti-crime and anti-drug practices, programs, and management.

Program Office: Public and Indian Housing

New Approaches Anti-Drug Program. The New Approaches program provides funding to entities managing or operating public, federally assisted, and other low-income housing to provide enhanced security, assistance to investigate and/or prosecute drug-related crime in and around such low-income housing, and security-related capital improvements. Under this program, applicants are required to address the crime related needs of an entire neighborhood with at least one project being a HUD-assisted multifamily project. In the interest of comprehensiveness applicants will be required to partner with the unit of general local government (city or county), preferably through the local police department and local district attorney or prosecutor�s office, and other stakeholders, such as PHAs to design and implement their strategy.

Program Office: Public and Indian Housing

Multifamily Housing Drug Elimination Program. MHDEP�s goal is to eliminate drug-related crime and associated problems in and around the premises of federally assisted low-income housing. AHDEP provides funds to owners of such housing for physical improvements to enhance security, comprehensive programs to reduce the use of drugs (for example, programs combining prevention, education, treatment, and youth services), and strengthening the role of resident councils in developing drug elimination programs involving residents.

Program Office: Housing


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