U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announce $250,000 in federal funding for the Geneva Housing Authority in the Finger Lakes Region. The funding was allocated through the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Capital Fund Emergency and Security Program. This funding will allow the Geneva Housing Authority to purchase a security camera system, security alarms, and lighting for the Elmcrest and Courtyard Apartments, to improve security and monitoring.
“Safe and affordable housing should not be an elusive or deferred dream, all Americans deserve clean, safe, and affordable housing.” said Senator Schumer. “This critical federal investment will allow the Geneva Housing Authority to ensure the safety, security, and comfort of Elmcrest and Courtyard Apartment residents.”
“Access to safe housing is essential for our families and strengthens our communities,” said Senator Gillibrand. “This federal funding will help support the Geneva Housing Authority’s mission to provide affordable housing in the community. I will continue to push for investments that help ensure families in New York can have a safe place to call home.”
“The GHA is very pleased to receive this grant award as it will aid the Authority in providing a safer community for our residents and staff. It will also assist the Authority in its increased efforts to detect and deter fraud, especially with unauthorized people,” Andrew Tyman, Chief Executive Officer Geneva Housing Authority
HUD’s Capital Fund Emergency Safety and Security Program supports public housing authorities as they address the safety of public housing residents. 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.