Weed and Seed

The Niagara Falls Housing Authority was the lead agency in obtaining Official “Weed and Seed” Recognition from the U.S. Department of Justice for the City of Niagara Falls.

The Weed and Seed program is a strategy within the U.S. Department of Justice that incorporates community-based initiatives. It is a comprehensive and multi-agency approach to law enforcement, crime prevention and community revitalization. The strategy involves a two-pronged approach: law enforcement agencies and prosecutors cooperate in “weeding out” criminals who participate in violent crime and drug abuse and “seeding” brings human services to the area, encompassing prevention, intervention, treatment and neighborhood revitalization.

This approach enables the Niagara Falls Housing Authority and other community service agencies to implement programs and initiatives that enhance the quality of life for affordable housing residents and the community as a whole.