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SPHA Receives First-Ever Security Grant from HUD

ST. PETERSBURG, FL (October 4, 2022) - The St. Petersburg Housing Authority (SPHA) announces that it has been awarded its first-ever Emergency Safety and Security Grant from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), as part of the federal Fiscal Year 2022 Capital Fund Emergency Safety and Security Program. Totaling $229,158.00, the funds will be used to purchase and install safety equipment at SPHA's public housing properties.
SPHA's President and Chief Executive Officer Michael Lundy said, "Part of having strong communities is ensuring that they are safe and secure. These improvements will not only increase the safety of our residents, but they will enhance their overall quality of life."
The federal grant will fund new doors, frames, and deadbolts at Clearview Park, Disston Place, Gateway Place, Romayne, and Sunset Oaks. Security cameras also will be installed at Disston Place and Sunset Oaks.
Enhanced security measures for Jordan Park, SPHA's largest public housing community, are included in the community's current redevelopment.
SPHA is the leading provider of affordable housing in the St. Petersburg region. For more information about the housing authority's programs and services, please visit or call 727-323-3171.
An independent quasi-governmental entity and a political subdivision of the State of Florida, operating under Chapter 421 Florida Statutes, SPHA is the local administrative agency for housing assistance programs funded by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). SPHA offers a variety of programs and services that provide affordable rental housing to low-income families, seniors, veterans, and the disabled in the greater St. Petersburg region. For more information, visit