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HUD No. 12-RVI-46
Patricia Campbell/Scott Hudman
(817) 978-5974/(713) 718-3107
For Release
Thursday
March 15, 2012

TULSA HOUSING AUTHORITY RECEIVES $250,000 FROM HUD TO SUPPORT SAFETY AND SECURITY NEEDS IN PUBLIC HOUSING

OKLAHOMA CITY - The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development today awarded the Tulsa Housing Authority a $250,000 grant to address Housing Authority safety and security needs.

"Everyone should feel safe at home and when they walk around their community," said HUD Regional Administrator Don Babers. "These grants allow public housing authorities to make necessary improvements in and around public housing buildings to ensure families who live in public housing feel safe in their homes and their immediate surroundings."

The funding comes from HUD's Capital Fund Emergency Safety and Security Program, and nationally, today's grants are providing nearly $3.8 million to 20 public housing authorities across the U.S. to support emergency, safety and security needs. 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 same purpose.

This funding may be used to install, repair, or replace items including, but not limited to, security systems/surveillance cameras, fencing, lighting systems, emergency alarm systems, window bars, deadbolt locks and doors. The Tulsa Housing Authority will use its funds for security cameras and lighting.

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