Calvo keeps promise, more homes coming in north and south
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 23, 2012
More progress is being made on Governor Eddie Baza Calvo’s mission to build affordable homes for Guamanians. This afternoon, 10 homes in the Sagan Linahyan neighborhood of Dededo were opened up, and are now available to rent from the Guam Housing Corporation (GHC). Governor Calvo toured the area shortly after coming into office, and instructed his administration to make Sagan Linahyan the proving ground for his affordable housing initiative. In addition to the 10 new homes, 65 lots in Sagan Linahyan will be developed soon, and will be made available for purchase through GHC.
“The dream of homeownership has to be within reach for everyone. That’s the commitment from my administration,” Governor Calvo said. “This initiative isn’t just about giving people a roof over their heads. It’s about giving our families a place to call ‘home.’ Homes help to build foundations of dreams, they provide safety for families, and a place to foster lifelong memories. This initiative is about basic human dignity and our commitment to ensure that every family on Guam can earn that dignity for themselves.”
The Guam Housing and Urban Renewal Authority (GHURA) was awarded $650,000 from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development through the Community Development Block Grant for use in the Sagan Linahyan Rental Rehabilitation project. GHC will now oversee the operation and maintenance of the affordable rental housing project once occupancy permits are issued for each of the homes.
Just a Stepping Stone
Today’s event is just a stepping stone in the Governor’s affordable housing initiative. GHURA and GHC continue to work together to build sustainable communities and develop affordable housing. Work is currently being done to open affordable housing in other areas of Dededo, Yigo, and Agat. In fact, work to refurbish homes in Merizo and Talofofo should be completed by the year’s end, giving more opportunities for Guamanian families to have a home of their own.
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