WESTBROOK — Westbrook Housing will purchase security cameras and improve outside lighting at two of its senior housing complexes with money from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.

HUD on Wednesday awarded the housing authority $38,000 for the security upgrades, according to a news release from the federal agency’s regional office in Boston.

The improvements will be made at Riverview Terrace on Knight Street and Larrabee Woods on Liza Harmon Drive.

Westbrook Housing is one of 15 housing authorities throughout the country receiving a total of $2.9 million from HUD to address emergency, safety and security needs, the news release said.