|HUD No. 00-292|
|Further Information:||For Release|
|In the Washington, DC area: 202/708-0685||Wednesday|
|Or contact your local HUD office||October 25, 2000|
Federally Assisted Low-Income Housing Drug Elimination Grants
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CUOMO AWARDS $16.25 MILLION IN GRANTS TO FIGHT DRUGS AND CRIME IN HUD-ASSISTED HOUSING AROUND NATION
WASHINGTON U.S. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Andrew Cuomo today awarded $16.25 million in grants to fight drug abuse and other crime in HUD-assisted housing across the country.
"The use of illegal drugs is a scourge on our nation and a threat to our families and communities," Cuomo said. "These grants will help thousands of families live without worrying about drug activity and drug-related crimes in their neighborhoods. This funding will also provide alternative activities for young people to keep them from using or distributing drugs."
Multi-family Drug Elimination Program grants will go to 127 privately-owned, HUD-assisted apartment developments in 42 states and Puerto Rico to fight drug abuse and drug-related crime in areas around the developments.
Activities funded by this HUD grant include:
- Support for tenant patrols.
- Physical improvements, such as fencing,
lighting and improved locks, to housing developments to enhance security.
- Drug prevention, education, counseling
and treatment programs. These include programs to provide educational,
job training and recreational activities to young people as alternatives
to drug abuse and crime.
HUD has awarded more than $123 million in Multi-family Drug Elimination grants since 1993, including the grants being awarded this year.
Here is a list of funds that went to housing authorities and apartment owners around the country from the grants announced today: