HUD No. 12-10
March 16, 2012
HUD AWARDS $249,932 TO THE NORWALK HOUSING AUTHORITY TO SUPPORT EMERGENCY, SAFETY AND SECURITY NEEDS IN PUBLIC HOUSING
BOSTON - The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development awarded today $249,932 to the Norwalk Housing Authority to address emergency, safety and security needs at their public housing properties, including measures necessary to fight crime and drug activities.
"Everyone should feel safe at home and when they walk around their community," said HUD Regional Administrator Barbara Fields. "This grant will allow the Norwalk Housing Authority to make necessary improvements in and around their buildings to ensure families who live in public housing feel safe in their homes and immediate surroundings."
Nationally, HUD is providing nearly $3.8 million to 20 public housing authorities across the U.S. to support emergency, safety and security needs from HUD's Capital Fund Emergency Safety and Security Program. Safety and security emergencies include sudden increases in threat levels that pose a risk to the health and safety of public housing residents due to violent crimes or property related crimes within the public housing community. Last month, HUD awarded $4.1 million to 17 public housing authorities for this purpose.
This funding 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.
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