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Cameras coming to public housing

Published 11:14pm Friday, March 22, 2013

Folks in public housing communities in Suffolk will soon be monitored by surveillance cameras thanks to a grant from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.

The Suffolk Redevelopment and Housing Authority received the $250,000 grant to put security cameras in and around Colander Bishop Meadows, Cypress Manor, Hoffler Apartments and Parker Riddick housing communities. It also will install security doors at Hoffler, Housing Operations Director Sybil Bullock said this week.

“A lot of our residents state there are different issues going on,” Bullock said. “We felt if we enhance our community, that would help us as well as Suffolk Police out when we do have issues.”

The authority’s other community, Chorey Park, already has cameras, Bullock said.

“We’re really excited about getting this grant,” she said.

The thicker, paneled doors at Hoffler Apartments will help “enhance the look of that community,” she added.

The grant from the Capital Fund Safety and Security Program could have been used for anything having to do with safety, including security systems, fencing, lighting, emergency alarm systems, window bars and deadbolt locks.

Bullock said the authority hopes to have the cameras and doors installed within a year.

 

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  • happyGoLucky

    I don’t think any rational person would take that bet. I give 24-48 hrs thug time.

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    • MrJiggyFly

      Hahaha! Didn’t think of it in terms of thug time.

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  • MrJiggyFly

    Hundred bucks says stolen or vandalize within a week of installation.

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  • hambone

    Wow what a wast of money. That would pay for a lot of teachers or police or firefighters. Shows how bad our government waste money. Those cameras will be shot out and not replaced. And who will monitor them. Government waste .

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    • thekytikat

      What do you bet this money is being funneled through HUD via Homeland Security?

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