May 4, 2012
Twenty Guamanian families will have access to affordable homes by the end of the year with a $1.325 million grant set to renovate and rehabilitate 20 units in Dededo, Merizo and Talafofo.
“Every Guamanian deserves the chance to raise a strong family in a home they can be proud of,” Governor Calvo said.  “Part of the fight against poverty, and it is an uphill battle on Guam, is giving struggling families a place to build their dreams.  I believe that if we can build thriving neighborhoods and give families a safe place to grow, then we can alleviate many of the social issues plaguing the island today.”
The project, which is the result of a collaborative partnership between the Guam Housing Corporation and the Guam Housing and Urban Renewal Authority, will renovate 10 homes in the Sagan Linahyan Subdivision in Dededo, five former staff housing units in Merizo and another five units in Talafofo.
Once the rehabilitation projects are completed, the 20 units will be placed in service as affordable housing for eligible and qualified individuals, families and elderly citizens.
“The administration has made it a point to ensure these projects occur island wide.  I want our families to have an opportunity to raise their children in safe, affordable housing whether they choose to live in the north or the south.”
These projects are currently undergoing the bid process and are expected to be completed by the end of the year. The Governor signed the Request For Release of Funds under the Community Development Block Grant Program from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development this week.
Those interested in these projects, or other affordable housing opportunities, can contact GHURA at 477-9851 or the Guam Housing Corporation at 649-4144.
Contact Natalie Quinata at 475-9309 or 488-6013 for more information.

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