The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development is awarding $10 million to 55 Public Housing Authorities throughout the country to make needed capital improvements in public housing developments that serve to enhance safety and security for residents, according to a release.
As part of the funding, HUD is awarding the Utica Housing Authority an Emergency Safety and Security grant in the amount of $250,000 to purchase carbon monoxide detectors for the Adrean Terrace, N.D. Peters Manor, and F.X. Matt Apartments; and Gillmore Village and Humphrey Gardens developments.
“The funds are awarded through HUD’s Capital Fund Emergency Safety and Security Program, which supports public housing authorities as they address the safety of public housing residents. These grants may be used to install, repair, or replace capital equipment or systems that contribute to a safer living environment for residents, including security systems/surveillance cameras, fencing, lighting systems, emergency alarm systems, window bars, deadbolt locks, doors, and carbon monoxide detectors,” according to a release.