HUD Archives: News Releases

HUD No. 13-11
Adam Glantz (212) 264-1100
Olga Alvarez (212) 542-7142
For Release
July 31, 2013


NEWARK - The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development today awarded the Jersey City Housing Authority $250,000 to address emergency, safety and security needs at their public housing properties, including measures necessary to fight crime and drug activities.

"These much needed resources will be used to help Jersey City families living in public housing feel safer and more secure in their communities," said Acting Regional Administrator Mirza Orriols.

The Jersey City Housing Authority will use its funding to purchase and install security cameras, repair parking lot gates, and install an entry access system at the Berry Gardens development to improve security and monitoring.

Nationally, HUD is providing $2.9 million to 15 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.

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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