A youth club, tutoring program, security officers and new fencing at Hagerstown public housing developments will be funded over the next two years through a $354,000 federal grant, Hagerstown Housing Authority Program Director for Family Services Dianne Rudisill said Friday.
The goal of these programs and projects is to decrease drug activity, enhance the lives of youth and families and keep children off the streets, Rudisill said.
She said the projects were chosen because they were requested in annual surveys completed by residents of the communities overseen by the agency.
Those communities include Frederick Manor, Noland Village, Westview Homes, Parkside Homes, Douglas Court and Potomac Towers.
According to Rudisill:
- $150,000 will fund the operating expenses for two years at a Boys and Girls Club of Washington County facility at Frederick Manor in Hagerstown.