The deJongh-Francis Administration in the Virgin Islands is continuing in its efforts to create and improve housing opportunities throughout the Territory for our residents.
In January, Governor deJongh presided over a ceremony transferring parcels of real estate in Estate Bordeaux from the federal government back to the VIHA. In addition, the VIHA has commenced the refurbishment of vacant apartments in various housing communities. The properties will be used as a site for future homeownership initiatives.
The Administration also successfully the merged the housing component of the Department of Housing, Parks and Recreation into the Virgin Islands Housing Finance Authority (VIHFA) to centralize all efforts in the affordable housing area. VIHFA is renovating 40 of the units transferred, and constructing 88 new units financed through the use of Low-Income Tax Credits.
Other housing areas of focus include:
Support of the Calabash Boom Residential Project on St. John which is nearing completion
A Request for Proposal is already issued to build fifty (50) new homes on St. Thomas
A Request for Proposals already issued to build fifty (50) new homes in St. Croix