Yesterday HUD announced awards totaling $10 million to 55 public housing authorities for emergency safety and security improvement grants. Six CLPHA members were among those PHAs awarded grants: New York City Housing Authority, Seattle Housing Authority, Cincinnati Metropolitan Housing Authority, Sacramento Housing & Redevelopment Agency, Cuyahoga Metropolitan Housing Authority, and the Chester Housing Authority. These grants will be used for the purchase and installation of carbon monoxide monitors, surveillance cameras, security doors, and fencing.
HUD Deputy Secretary Adrianne Todman announced the awards during a virtual call with the following CLPHA members: Jeffery Patterson, CEO, Cuyahoga Metropolitan Housing Authority and Steven Fischer, executive director, Chester Housing Authority.
CLPHA members represented on the call showed their appreciation for the awards, saying:
“As the oldest housing authority in the country, the Cuyahoga Metropolitan Housing Authority is committed to creating safe, quality, and affordable housing opportunities to the communities we serve,” said Patterson. “We are appreciative that the Department of Housing and Urban Development is providing these much-needed resources to assist our efforts in providing a safer living environment for the residents in Cuyahoga County. CMHA is extremely grateful for this opportunity, and we are looking forward to moving this initiative ahead.”
“The overwhelming majority of our residents are law-abiding, rule-following citizens,” said Fischer. “This little extra support will go a long way toward putting extra eyes on their community, making it safer to raise their families. They appreciate this."
The following CLPHA members were awarded FY21 Emergency Safety and Security grants in the amounts listed below:
- Cuyahoga Metropolitan Housing Authority ($250,000)
- Chester Housing Authority ($250,000)
- New York City Housing Authority ($225,000)
- Seattle Housing Authority ($179,270)
- Cincinnati Metropolitan Housing Authority ($250,000)
- City of Sacramento Housing Authority ($250,000)
You can view of full list of the awarded PHAs here.