Housing Authority of the City of Austin
Supports National Night Out
Released by:Housing Authority of the City of Austin
Public Housing communities across Austin are planning events in
support of National Night Out with the Austin police and fire departments.
WHAT: Three hundred sixty-four nights a year, the Austin community
depends on local law enforcement to protect its neighborhoods. One
night a year, however, is dedicated to allowing citizens to take
an active part in fighting crime. That one night this year, National
Night Out, is Tuesday, Aug. 3.
In a nationwide effort encouraging citizens to remind potential
criminals that crime has no place in their community, National Night
Out has been an American tradition for 21 years now. In a city as
big as Austin, local law enforcement is kept busy throughout the
year guarding the community and making sure all areas are protected.
The Housing Authority of the City of Austin has been a part of
the program for over five years, hosting events at its Public Housing
communities to make residents more aware of better safety procedures.
HACA Family Self-Sufficiency Specialist Rebecca Allen says that
the events bring communities and law enforcement agencies together
to educate citizens about safety issues and areas of concern within
“National Night Out is an opportunity for HACA and police-community
partnerships to educate residents how to identify and prevent crimes
in their communities and gain control of their communities by using
a pro-active approach," Allen said. "The resident councils,
FSS specialists and property managers come together and decide what
activities they would like to have at their event each year.”
Representatives from the Austin Police Department and Austin Fire
Department will attend the events, publicly addressing any community
concerns before they mingle among residents enjoying refreshments
and games with the children.
WHEN: Tuesday, Aug. 3, 2004, times vary
WHERE: Locations vary. Please contact Jennifer Jones at 477-4488
x117 or email@example.com for more information.
WHAT ELSE: The Housing Authority of the City of Austin is a public
agency whose business is to ensure that safe, quality affordable
housing opportunities exist for families of low income; break the
poverty cycle by serving as a catalyst for our residents to become
economically self-sufficient; create meaningful partnerships to
maximize available community resources for our residents; and efficiently
and effectively meet federal, state and local mandates. For more
information, please visit www.hacanet.org.
For more details:
Jennifer Jones 512-477-4488 x117
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