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HUD No. 20-038
Public Affairs
(202) 708-0685
For Release
March 3, 2020


WASHINGTON - U.S. Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary, Dr. Ben Carson today awarded $5 million to public housing agencies for the purchase and installation of carbon monoxide (CO) detectors in public housing units where they are necessary.

For the first time, HUD is providing grants specifically for carbon monoxide detectors, through HUD's Emergency Safety and Security Program. HUD announced its intention to make CO detectors mandatory in assisted housing where there are combustion-based appliances and/or an attached garage. The Department sent a notice to all public housing authorities and private owners of HUD subsidized housing reminding and encouraging them to install these life-saving devices in their properties, where not already required by state and local law. Read more about HUD's efforts to protect residents from carbon monoxide.

"Carbon monoxide detectors provide an effective tool to help ensure a healthy home for the individuals and families we serve," said Secretary Carson. "These grants represent an important step toward fulfilling our mission of safe housing for all our residents."

Carbon monoxide is a byproduct of fuel-fired combustion appliances, such as furnaces and water heaters. If not properly vented, this undetectable gas can be dangerous and even deadly. Last month, HUD awarded $2.7 billion to public housing agencies to repair, renovate, and/or modernize public housing in their communities. This funding can be used to purchase and install carbon monoxide detectors.

The following public housing authorities will receive grant awards. Read individual project descriptions.

ALABAMA The Housing Authority of the City of Huntsville Huntsville $225,148
  Housing Authority of the City of Lanett, AL Lanett $26,500
  Housing Authority of the Town of Hobson City Hobson $7,540
  Housing Authority of the City of Brent Brent $26,098
  Housing Authority of Northport Northport $131,508
  Housing Authority of the City of Brewton Brewton $30,030
  Housing Authority of the City of Greensboro Greensboro $25,025
  Housing Authority of the City of Chickasaw Chicasaw $20,780
ARKANSAS Clarendon Housing Authority Clarendon $5,280
  Russellville Housing Authority Russelville $8,050
ARIZONA Flagstaff Housing Authority Flagstaff $41,000
CALIFORNIA Housing Authority of the County of Kern Kern $95,322
CONNECTICUT Bristol Housing Authority Bristol $150,150
FLORIDA Palatka Housing Authority Palatka $250,000
GEORGIA Housing Authority of the City of Augusta Augusta $100,656
  Housing Authority of the City of Valdosta Valdosta $198,975
  Housing Authority of the City of Calhoun Calhoun $220,918
IOWA Municipal Housing Agency of Council Bluffs Council Bluffs $76,037
ILLINOIS The Housing Authority of City of East St. Louis East St Louis $241,200
  Springfield Housing Authority Springfield $18,750
  Housing Authority of the City of Waukegan Waukegan $146,030
INDIANA Housing Authority of the City of Bloomington Bloomington $77,877
KANSAS Lyons Housing Authority Lyons $7,380
  Russell Housing Authority Russell $10,000
LOUISIANA Housing Authority of Shreveport Shreveport $205,740
  Housing Authority of Westwego Westwego $28,796
  Housing Authority of the City of Donaldsonville Donaldsonville $94,800
  Housing Authority of the Town of Lake Providence Lake Providence $219,837
MASSACHUSETTS Lowell Housing Authority Lowell $68,529
  Holyoke Housing Authority Holyoke $25,850
MICHIGAN Bessemer Housing Commission Bessemer $14,500
  Iron Mountain Housing Commission Iron Mountain $1,650
  Manistique Housing Commission Manistique $6,659
  Munising Housing Commission Munising $5,339
MISSOURI St. Joseph Housing Authority St. Joseph $36,175
MONTANA Great Falls Housing Authority Great Falls $60,000
NEW JERSEY Trenton Housing Authority Trenton $90,466
NEW YORK New York City Housing Authority New York $250,000
NORTH CAROLINA Burlington Housing Authority Burlington $250,000
OHIO Columbiana Metropolitan Housing Authority East Liverpool $100,834
PENNSYLVANIA Allentown Housing Authority Allentown $250,000
  Clearfield County  Housing Authority Clearfield $5,750
RHODE ISLAND Housing Authority Providence Providence $126,282
SOUTH DAKOTA Burke Housing and Redevelopment Commission Burke $2,479
TENNESSEE Jefferson City Housing Authority Jefferson City $16,550
  Sparta Housing Authority Sparta $83,467
  Erwin Housing Authority Erwin $5,725
  Grundy Housing Authority Grundy $61,693
TEXAS Housing Authority of Temple Temple $15,142
  Housing Authority of the City of Munday Munday $8,067
  Robstown Housing Authority Robstown $37,112
  Alice Housing Authority Alice $175,461
  Lockhart Housing Authority Lockhart $5,880
  Housing Authority of Mount Pleasant Mount Pleasant $72,000
  Housing Authority of the City of Abilene Abilene $18,000
  Housing Authority of the City of Brenham Brenham $5,328
UTAH Housing Authority of the City of Provo Provo $22,320
VIRGINIA Portsmouth Redevelopment & Housing Authority Portsmouth $239,315
WASHINGTON Seattle Housing Authority Seattle $250,000
    TOTAL $5,000,000


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