HUD Archives: News Releases

HUD No. 19-126
HUD Public Affairs
(202) 708-0685
For Release
August 22, 2019


WASHINGTON - The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) today announced it is awarding $5.2 million to 23 Public Housing Authorities (PHAs) in 15 states to make needed improvements to their safety and security systems.

HUD's Capital Fund Emergency Safety and Security Program supports public housing authorities as they address the safety of public housing residents. 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.

"Every family deserves to feel safe in their home," said HUD Secretary Ben Carson. "HUD is determined to ensure the well-being of public housing residents and these grants give communities the tools they need to make that happen."

The following public housing authorities will receive grant awards and use the funding to install security camera systems, lighting, doors, software and fencing. Read individual project descriptions.

Alabama Anniston Housing Authority Anniston $246,198
  Phenix City Housing Authority Phenix City $142,548*
Connecticut Housing Authority of the Town of Stratford Stratford $250,000
Kansas Topeka Housing Authority Topeka $80,496*
Louisiana Housing Authority of Homer Homer $246,664
Massachusetts Pittsfield Housing Authority Pittsfield $250,000
Michigan Saginaw Housing Commission Saginaw $250,000
Mississippi Housing Authority of the City of Natchez Natchez $250,000
Missouri Housing Authority of the City of Jefferson Jefferson $249,000
Housing Authority of the City of Hayti Heights Hayti Heights $250,000
North Carolina Vance County Housing Authority Henderson $250,000
Ayden Housing Authority Ayden $250,000
New York New York City Housing Authority New York $250,000
Freeport Housing Authority Freeport $250,000
Ohio Cincinnati Metropolitan Housing Authority Cincinnati $187,788
Jefferson Metropolitan Housing Authority Steubenville $250,000
Pennsylvania Mercer County Housing Authority Sharon $249,160
Housing Authority of the City of Lancaster Lancaster $245,133
Housing Authority of the County of Armstrong Kittanning $250,000
Tennessee Newport Housing Authority Newport $137,757
Maryville Housing Authority Maryville $189,000
Virginia Portsmouth Redevelopment and Housing Authority Portsmouth $249,300
West Virginia Fairmont/Morgantown Housing Authority Fairmont $250,000
TOTAL $5,223,044

* grants provided through prior year funding


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