Bronx, N.Y. Committed to preserving safety and security for Bronx families, Assemblywoman Latoya Joyner (D Bronx, 77th AD) secured $2 million in funding that will be directed to the installation of security cameras and security lighting at three New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) developments. As part of a $42 million allocation in state funding for NYCHA security improvements, these upgrades will address public safety concerns and preserve the safety and well-being of all families that live in NYCHA buildings. Funding will be directed to:
- Highbridge Gardens for security lighting and security cameras;
- Sedgwick Houses for security lighting, visual television intercoms and key fob security system; and
- Claremont Consolidated for security lighting.
Currently, there are more than 1,720 people that reside in Highbridge Gardens six building development. Also, approximately 1,626 people live within Sedgwick Houses seven building campus, and Claremont Consolidated is a six-story building with 95 apartments for seniors, according to NYCHA.
Funding for these security upgrades is imperative for all families and residents. Feeling safe in your own home is an absolute must and a right, and these new security installations including new lighting and cameras will help to preserve this right, said Assemblywoman Joyner. NYCHA is New York Citys largest landlord; its developments are large and house many members of our great and diverse community here in the Bronx. There is a need for additional security in order to preserve the quality of life for all NYCHA tenants. These upgrades will address these concerns and preserve public safety.