The Chattanooga Housing Authority is receiving a $250,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.

HUD's Capital Fund Emergency Safety and Security Program helps public housing authorities as they work to protect residents.

The grant awarded to the Chattanooga Housing Authority will be used to buy security cameras, lighting and fencing at the following properties:

  • College Hill Courts
  • East Lake Courts
  • Mary Walker Towers
  • Emma Wheeler Towers
  • Scattered Sites
  • Cromwell Hills
  • Gateway Towers
  • Greenwood Apartments
  • Fairmount Apartments
  • Dogwood Apartments

“The families we support who live in public housing deserve to feel safe in their homes,” HUD Secretary Ben Carson said. “HUD wants to ensure the safety and security of public housing residents and these grants offer neighborhoods and communities the tools they need to help keep their residents safe.”

In total, HUD awarded $5 million in grants to 22 public housing authorities for emergency and security improvements.