HUD Awards $6M to Various PHAs to Support Emergency, Safety, and Security Needs

In an effort to address emergency, safety, and security needs, HUD recently awarded grants to 29 public housing authorities to help fight crime and drug activities at their sites. The grants originated from HUD's Capital Fund Emergency Safety and Security Program. This 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.