HUD awards $5 million to 22 public housing agencies for emergency and security improvements


In an effort to keep public housing residents safe and secure, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) is awarding $5 million in grants to 22 public housing authorities.

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.

“The families we support who live in public housing deserve to feel safe in their homes,” said HUD Secretary Ben Carson. “HUD wants to ensure the safety and security of public housing residents  and these grants offer neighborhoods and communities the tools they need to help keep their residents safe.”

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









ARIZONA Housing and Community Development Tucson Tucson $250,000
FLORIDA Palm Beach County Housing Authority West Palm Beach $250,000
ILLINOIS Housing Authority of Marion County Centralia $151,500
INDIANA Housing Authority of the City of Elkhart Elkhart $226,000
KENTUCKY Housing Authority of Henderson Henderson $249,461
LOUISIANA Housing Authority of St. James Parish Lutcher $153,623
MASSACHUSETTS Quincy Housing Authority Quincy $250,000
Falmouth Housing Authority Falmouth $88,636
MICHIGAN Saginaw Housing Commission Saginaw $222,832
Flint Housing Commission Flint $250,000
NEW JERSEY Elizabeth Housing Authority Elizabeth $249,658
NEW MEXICO Housing Authority of the City of Gallup Gallup $250,000
NEW YORK Albany Housing Authority Albany $248,290
Port Chester Housing Authority Port Chester $160,000
Schenectady Municipal Housing Authority Schenectady $250,000
Housing Authority of Newburgh Newburgh $250,000
OHIO Lorain Metropolitan Housing Authority Lorain $250,000
PENNSYLVANIA Montgomery County Housing Authority Norristown $250,000
TENNESSEE Chattanooga Housing Authority Chattanooga $250,000
TEXAS Housing Authority of Kirbyville Kirbyville $250,000
WISCONSIN Housing Authority of the City of Milwaukee Milwaukee $250,000
WEST VIRGINIA Housing Authority of Mingo County Delbarton $250,000
                                                                                    TOTAL: $5,000,000