“Everyone deserves a place to call home. It’s my vision that we meet the housing needs of every Guamanian, no matter what financial hardships they face. I’m delighted that we’re making more progress, making the dream of homeownership within reach for everyone.”
– Governor Eddie Baza Calvo
Model homes open doors to home ownership
A new housing option will innovate the concept of affordable homes on Guam.
Yesterday, a ribbon cutting was held to celebrate the completion of the newest model home as part of the Sagan Linahyan Affordable Model Home project. Through the project, developers will construct homes at prices that go below current housing market rates.
“Rising house prices push homes out of the reach of many in our island community, particularly our young people and their families,” the Governor said. “No one should have to sacrifice being able to afford necessities in order to put a roof over their heads. This new housing option will make the dream of owning a home a reality for many of our residents. These options help add to the goal of building 3,000 new affordable homes for Guamanians.”
Constructed by WADA Co., the model is the second completed as part of the project. For $130,000, residents can get 1,064 square feet of living space including three bedrooms and two bathrooms. Solid concrete, the home is typhoon- and earthquake-resistant to standards by the International Building Code and includes hardwood cabinets, granite countertops and energy efficient lighting.
Triple K Construction is also constructing a model for the project, which will cost about $100,000. The model homes are located in the Sagan Linahyan community in Dededo, which was selected to be the proving ground for the Governor’s affordable housing initiative. Sagan Linahyan is home to several other housing programs, including the rental rehabilitation project and the affordable rental housing project.
“The goal was always to develop beautiful and affordable homes in the area for our people,” Governor Calvo said. “Seeing these things sync into place is definitely a proud moment for all of us.”