Davis Announces HUD Carbon Monoxide Grant to Springfield Housing Authority
U.S. Rep. Rodney Davis (R-Ill.) announced today that the Springfield Housing Authority has received a $18,750 federal grant for carbon monoxide detectors. The funding is from the FY19 Capital Fund Emergency Safety and Security Grants for Carbon Monoxide Detectors program administered through the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). The carbon monoxide detectors will be for Springfield Housing North, Springfield Housing South, and Springfield Housing Towers developments.
"This grant will directly benefit the safety of my constituents residing in buildings operated by the Springfield Housing Authority. This is a practical step towards maintaining a safe and secure environment for residents. It is also an important reminder for everyone to make sure their homes and workplaces have carbon monoxide detectors in place as it could save lives," said Davis.
“Carbon monoxide detectors provide an effective tool to help ensure a healthy home for the individuals and families we serve. These grants represent an important step toward fulfilling our mission of safe housing for all our residents,” said HUD Secretary Ben Carson.
Recently, HUD has focused on the risk to families from carbon monoxide poisoning in Public Housing communities. HUD has set aside $5 million of the $10 million appropriated for emergency safety and security measures for grants to purchase, install, repair, and replace carbon monoxide detectors.