More than $240,000 awarded to Pine Bluff Housing Authority

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Friday awarded $241,155 to the Pine Bluff Housing Authority.

Funds will be used to address emergency, safety and security needs at public housing properties, including measures necessary to fight crime and drug activities.

“Feeling safe in your own home is essential in any neighborhood,” HUD Secretary Shaun Donovan said in a news release. “These grants allow public housing authorities to make the necessary improvement to ensure families who live in public housing feel safe in their homes and surrounding neighborhoods.”

Nationally, HUD is providing $4.1 million to 17 public housing authorities across the U.S. to support emergency, safety and security needs from HUD’s Capital Fund Emergency Safety and Security Program. This funding may be used to install, repair, or replace capital needs items including, but not limited to, security systems/surveillance cameras, fencing, lighting systems, emergency alarm systems, window bars, deadbolt locks and doors.