- Associated Press - Friday, September 12, 2014

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (AP) - The Fort Wayne Housing Authority will receive nearly a $250,000 federal grant to purchase and install security cameras and access-control systems at five of its properties.

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development announced Thursday it was awarding $3 million to 13 public housing authorities to address emergency, safety and security needs at their properties. They include measures needed to fight crime and drug activities.

The Fort Wayne agency will receive $248,700 for the upgrades at its Beacon Heights, North Highlands, South Side Villas, Tall Oaks, and Whispering Oaks properties.

HUD’s Capital Fund Emergency Safety and Security Program helps public housing authorities address threats that pose a risk to the health and safety of public housing residents due to violent crimes or property-related crimes.

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