HUD Archives: News Releases

HUD No. 15-058
Shantae Goodloe
(202) 708-0685
For Release
May 18, 2015


WASHINGTON - In an effort to address emergency, safety and security needs, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development today awarded $6 million to 29 public housing authorities to help fight crime and drug activities at their public housing properties.

HUD's Capital Fund Emergency Safety and Security Program supports public housing authorities as they address safety and security threats 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. These grants may be used to install, repair, or replace capital needs items including security systems/surveillance cameras, fencing, lighting systems, emergency alarm systems, window bars, deadbolt locks and doors.

"All Americans should feel secure when they're at home," said HUD Secretary Julián Castro. "These grants provide our local partners with new tools to enhance the strength and vitality of their neighborhoods. Now, more families will be able to walk to school, get to work and safely access opportunity."

The following public housing authorities will receive grant awards [Read individual project descriptions]:

Fiscal Year 2015 Public Housing Safety and Security Grants

Public Housing Authority
Alabama Uniontown Housing Authority
California Housing Authority of the County of Los Angeles
  Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles
  Housing Authority of the City of Oxnard
  California Total
Connecticut Housing Authority of the City of Norwalk
Florida Housing Authority of the City of Cocoa
Georgia Northwest Georgia Housing Authority
Illinois City of East St Louis
  Chicago Housing Authority
  Illinois Total
Indiana Kokomo Housing Authority
Kansas Kansas City, KS Housing Authority
Kentucky Louisville Metro Housing Authority
  Housing Authority of Richmond
  Kentucky Total
Maine Fort Fairfield Housing Authority
Maryland Housing Authority of Baltimore City
Massachusetts North Adams Housing Authority
  Holyoke Housing Authority
  Massachusetts Total
Michigan Detroit Housing Commission
Missouri Carrollton Housing Authority
New Jersey Morristown Housing Authority
New York Catskill Housing Authority
  New York City Housing Authority
  New York Total
North Carolina City of Hickory Public Housing Authority
  Rocky Mount Housing Authority
  North Carolina Total
Texas Housing Authority of Anthony
  Austin Housing Authority
  San Antonio Housing Authority
  Housing Authority of Tatum
  Texas Total
Virginia Richmond Redevelopment & Housing Authority


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