HUD Archives: News Releases

HUD No. 17-067
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August 28, 2017

25 Public Housing Authorities in 15 states to address increases in crime

WASHINGTON - In an effort to address emergency, safety and security needs and fight crime at public housing properties, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) today awarded $5 million to 25 local agencies in 15 states.

Funded through HUD's Capital Fund Emergency Safety and Security Program, these grants will support these local housing authorities as they address safety and security emergencies including sudden increases in violent or property-related crimes within their public housing community.

"Everyone should feel safe in their home," said HUD Secretary Ben Carson. "This funding will allow public housing authorities to put in place additional safety measures that provide greater security and protection for residents."

The grants 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.

The following housing authorities will receive this funding. Read more about how each local agency will use its funding.

Public Housing Authority
Alabama Housing Authority of the City of Huntsville
Housing Authority of Andalusia
Housing Authority Tuskegee Housing Authority 
Georgia Housing Authority of the City of Augusta
Idaho Boise City Housing Authority
Illinois Peoria Housing Authority
Indiana Rockport Housing Authority
Kansas Topeka Housing Authority
Massachusetts  Fall River Housing Authority
Maryland Housing Authority of Baltimore City
Mississippi Housing Authority of the City of Meridian
New Jersey Asbury Park Housing Authority
Housing Authority of the City of Camden
Atlantic City Housing Authority
Penns Grove Housing Authority
New York Geneva Housing Authority
Pennsylvania Philadelphia Housing Authority
Housing Authority County of Lawrence
Housing Authority of the County of Dauphin
Bradford County Housing Authority
Texas Housing Authority of Beckville
Hidalgo County Housing Authority
Virginia Roanoke Redevelopment & Housing Authority
  Marion Redevelopment & Housing Authority
Washington Housing Authority of King County


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