GHURA Completes Renovation of Abandoned Gov’t Housing
December 4, 2012
Nestled in the heart of Merizo are five newly renovated homes available for Guamanian families looking for an affordable place to live. This morning, Governor Eddie Baza Calvo led a celebration signaling the completion of another project under his Affordable Housing Initiative. The homes were constructed in the 1970s to house teachers recruited off-island, and over the years deteriorated due to lack of maintenance and neglect.
The Guam Housing and Urban Renewal Authority used $337,500 from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Community Development Block Grant to turn these concrete shells back into homes. The result is five brand-new units available for low- to moderate-income families looking for a place to call home.
The families who will move into these homes will be blessed indeed. Since the area is in the main part of Merizo, they will be a part of an active and close-knit community,” Governor Calvo said. “I can’t be more proud of GHURA and our other housing departments. They’ve shown a commitment to our people and to our island. Thanks to them, more and more families will have a place to call home–a place to build their Guamanian Dream.”

Governor Eddie Baza Calvo officially opens five new rental homes in Merizo. This year, GHURA began renovating abandoned government housing. In addition to the five homes in Merizo, more affordable homes will be made available in Dededo and Talofofo in the coming days. Pictured from left are GHURA Commissioner Luis Paulino, project contractor Angel Cruz (WECCO), Governor Calvo, Senator Tina Muna Barnes, and GHURA Acting Executive Director Michael J. Duenas.

The homes are between 1300 and 1600 square feet, and have either two or three bedrooms. More homes will be completed and ready for more families to rent next week. These units are part of GHURA’s Renaissance Rental Housing.
For more information on this affordable housing program, please call GHURA at 475-1378.


To schedule an interview, call Phill Leon Guerrero at 929-7467.

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