Hoboken Housing Authority receives $250k HUD grant to improve safety measures


The Hoboken Housing Authority received a $250,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to improve safety measures.

By John Heinis/Hudson County View

The federal funding will allow for the purchase of lighting, fencing, and key fobs at housing authority buildings.

“Children and families rely on investments like the Emergency Safety and Security Program to improve public housing and provide safety and security measures,” HUD Secretary Marcia Fudge said in a statement.

“This federal funding helps ensure that communities can handle emergency situations, strengthen their security measures, and provide families and individuals with the tools needed to save lives.”

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.

“HUD’s Safety and Security Program offers peace of mind to HUD-assisted children and families. This funding allows housing authorities to enhance security while utilizing their existing resources to improve residents’ quality of life,” added HUD Regional Administrator for New York and New Jersey Alicka Ampry-Samuel.

““Housing authorities need to prioritize resident health and safety. These awards are vital sources of funding for agencies to address pressing concerns that impact residents’ quality of life, safety, and long-term health,” noted Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Public and Indian Housing Richard J. Monocchio.

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