Affordable housing units now available for families
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 7, 2012
In the ongoing fight against poverty, the Governor’s affordable housing initiative just finished renovating the last of 48 formerly-condemned homes in Dededo. Forty-eight low-income families now have a two-, three-, four- or five-bedroom place to call home.
The newly-renovated and upgraded units were part of a Guam Housing and Urban Renewal Authority subdivision in Dededo that were once considered uninhabitable. It is called GHURA 48. However, GHURA, in partnership with local contractors, were able to find innovative ways to improve the structural integrity of the homes through renovation and provide them to struggling families as affordable housing alternatives.
“Helping young people get into affordable homes is one of the pillars of this administration,” Governor Calvo said. “We are strengthening our community by building homes for our families.”
Phase I of the GHURA 48 subdivision was completed in April, 2011. Families who occupied these homes prior to the renovation project were placed under the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program, which means the subdivision was made available to 48 new families.
Renovation at this development consisted of interior painting, roofing, retiling, replacement of doors and other similar home improvement projects.
Hundreds of affordable homes are set for development soon. Thousands more are in the planning phase.
For families interested in affordable housing opportunities, you may contact the Guam Housing and Urban Renewal Office at 477-9851 or visit their website at www.ghura.org.
Contact Natalie Quinata at 475-9213 or 488-6013 for more information.