U.S. Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary, Dr. Ben Carson today awarded $5 million to public housing agencies for the purchase and installation of carbon monoxide (CO) detectors in public housing units where they are necessary.

For the first time, HUD is providing grants specifically for carbon monoxide detectors, through HUD’s Emergency Safety and Security Program. HUD announced its intention to make CO detectors mandatory in assisted housing where there are combustion-based appliances and/or an attached garage. The Department sent a notice to all public housing authorities and private owners of HUD subsidized housing reminding and encouraging them to install these life-saving devices in their properties, where not already required by state and local law. Read more about HUD’s efforts to protect residents from carbon monoxide.

“Carbon monoxide detectors provide an effective tool to help ensure a healthy home for the individuals and families we serve,” said Secretary Carson. “These grants represent an important step toward fulfilling our mission of safe housing for all our residents.”

Carbon monoxide is a byproduct of fuel-fired combustion appliances, such as furnaces and water heaters. If not properly vented, this undetectable gas can be dangerous and even deadly. Last month, HUD awarded $2.7 billion to public housing agencies to repair, renovate, and/or modernize public housing in their communities. This funding can be used to purchase and install carbon monoxide detectors.

The following public housing authorities will receive grant awards. Read individual project descriptions.

ALABAMAThe Housing Authority of the City of HuntsvilleHuntsville$225,148
 Housing Authority of the City of Lanett, ALLanett$26,500
 Housing Authority of the Town of Hobson CityHobson$7,540
 Housing Authority of the City of BrentBrent$26,098
 Housing Authority of NorthportNorthport$131,508
 Housing Authority of the City of BrewtonBrewton$30,030
 Housing Authority of the City of GreensboroGreensboro$25,025
 Housing Authority of the City of ChickasawChicasaw$20,780
ARKANSASClarendon Housing AuthorityClarendon$5,280
 Russellville Housing AuthorityRusselville$8,050
ARIZONAFlagstaff Housing AuthorityFlagstaff$41,000
CALIFORNIAHousing Authority of the County of KernKern$95,322
CONNECTICUTBristol Housing AuthorityBristol$150,150
FLORIDAPalatka Housing AuthorityPalatka$250,000
GEORGIAHousing Authority of the City of AugustaAugusta$100,656
 Housing Authority of the City of ValdostaValdosta$198,975
 Housing Authority of the City of CalhounCalhoun$220,918
IOWAMunicipal Housing Agency of Council BluffsCouncil Bluffs$76,037
ILLINOISThe Housing Authority of City of East St. LouisEast St Louis$241,200
 Springfield Housing AuthoritySpringfield$18,750
 Housing Authority of the City of WaukeganWaukegan$146,030
INDIANAHousing Authority of the City of BloomingtonBloomington$77,877
KANSASLyons Housing AuthorityLyons$7,380
 Russell Housing AuthorityRussell$10,000
LOUISIANAHousing Authority of ShreveportShreveport$205,740
 Housing Authority of WestwegoWestwego$28,796
 Housing Authority of the City of DonaldsonvilleDonaldsonville$94,800
 Housing Authority of the Town of Lake ProvidenceLake Providence$219,837
MASSACHUSETTSLowell Housing AuthorityLowell$68,529
 Holyoke Housing AuthorityHolyoke$25,850
MICHIGANBessemer Housing CommissionBessemer$14,500
 Iron Mountain Housing CommissionIron Mountain$1,650
 Manistique Housing CommissionManistique$6,659
 Munising Housing CommissionMunising$5,339
MISSOURISt. Joseph Housing AuthoritySt. Joseph$36,175
MONTANAGreat Falls Housing AuthorityGreat Falls$60,000
NEW JERSEYTrenton Housing AuthorityTrenton$90,466
NEW YORKNew York City Housing AuthorityNew York$250,000
NORTH CAROLINABurlington Housing AuthorityBurlington$250,000
OHIOColumbiana Metropolitan Housing AuthorityEast Liverpool$100,834
PENNSYLVANIAAllentown Housing AuthorityAllentown$250,000
 Clearfield County  Housing AuthorityClearfield$5,750
RHODE ISLANDHousing Authority ProvidenceProvidence$126,282
SOUTH DAKOTABurke Housing and Redevelopment CommissionBurke$2,479
TENNESSEEJefferson City Housing AuthorityJefferson City$16,550
 Sparta Housing AuthoritySparta$83,467
 Erwin Housing AuthorityErwin$5,725
 Grundy Housing AuthorityGrundy$61,693
TEXASHousing Authority of TempleTemple$15,142
 Housing Authority of the City of MundayMunday$8,067
 Robstown Housing AuthorityRobstown$37,112
 Alice Housing AuthorityAlice$175,461
 Lockhart Housing AuthorityLockhart$5,880
 Housing Authority of Mount PleasantMount Pleasant$72,000
 Housing Authority of the City of AbileneAbilene$18,000
 Housing Authority of the City of BrenhamBrenham$5,328
UTAHHousing Authority of the City of ProvoProvo$22,320
VIRGINIAPortsmouth Redevelopment & Housing AuthorityPortsmouth$239,315
WASHINGTONSeattle Housing AuthoritySeattle$250,000


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