Tag: U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)

Governor Bryan Welcomes HUD Secretary Marcia Fudge to USVI

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Governor Albert Bryan welcomed Housing and Urban Development Secretary Marcia Fudge to the U.S. Virgin Islands on Friday, during her visit that follows on the heels of Governor Bryan’s meeting with her in Washington, D.C., in February. Secretary Fudge toured the Donoe affordable housing project underway on St. Thomas and the Celestino […]

HUD Secretary Meets With USVI and PR Officials About Recovery Efforts, Housing

WASHINGTON — U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Marcia L. Fudge traveled to Puerto Rico on Tuesday, March 29 and to the U.S. Virgin Islands on Friday, April 1 to tour the islands’ disaster recovery efforts, meet with residents, local leaders, and elected officials about housing challenges and their experiences during reconstruction, […]

HUD Deputy Secretary Adrianne Todman Visits USVI to Meet With Governor Bryan

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Making good on a promise she made during a virtual meeting last month with Governor Albert Bryan, Deputy Secretary of HUD Adrianne Todman visited the territory in her official capacity to tour some disaster recovery projects on St. Thomas. During their hourlong meeting on Friday, Governor Bryan and the deputy secretary discussed a […]

Bryan Hails HUD’s Approval Of CDBG Action Plan for Hurricane Recovery

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Governor Albert Bryan applauded the decision by the U.S. Department of Housing, and Urban Development to approve the territory’s action plan using the fourth tranche of $774 million of disaster relief funding for the 2017 hurricanes, which is awarded through Community Development Block Grant (CDBG-MIT) funding earmarked for mitigation projects in the U.S. Virgin Islands. […]

USVI, Puerto Rico Inching Closer To Getting $2 Billion For Electric Grid Repairs

SAN JUAN — The federal government took another step on Monday towards releasing nearly $2 billion to repair Puerto Rico’s troubled electrical grid, part of a pool of money withheld from the island for years even as it struggled to recover from the devastation of 2017’s Hurricane Maria. The Department of Housing and Urban Development […]

Donald Trump, HUD Secretary Ben Carson Kicked Puerto Rico When It Was Down

SAN JUAN — The Trump administration victimized Puerto Ricans a second time with arbitrary red tape that delayed the disbursement of federal disaster money in the wake of Hurricanes Maria and Irma, hamstringing the island’s economic recovery. That’s the conclusion of experts who have read a matter-of-fact 52-page new report by the independent inspector general of the […]

Bryan Salutes Adrianne Todman On Her Nomination for Deputy Secretary of HUD

CHRISTIANSTED — Governor Albert Bryan issued the following statement congratulating native Virgin Islander Adrianne Todman following the announcement that President Biden intends to nominate her for the position of Deputy Secretary of Housing and Urban Development: “I want to congratulate Adrianne Todman on the announcement of her nomination and also thank her for being yet another […]

Puerto Rico To Get Billions For Hurricane Aid, Reconstruction

SAN JUAN (AP) — Puerto Rico is slated to receive more than $6 billion in federal funds to help it prepare for future hurricanes and other disasters, officials said Tuesday. The money assigned by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development would be used for infrastructure projects and economic development, among other things, Governor […]

VIHA Survey Seeks Info From Landlords To Expand Affordable Housing Options

FREDERIKSTED — As rents continue to outstrip the average family’s income, the Virgin Islands Housing Authority (VIHA) is surveying private landlords to help improve a program that could increase the territory’s affordable housing supply.   Through September 4, the HCVP Landlords Survey is inviting landlords to share their experiences and concerns about the Housing Choice Voucher Program, […]

U.S. Attorney’s Office Announces Online Training Seminar for USVI Grantees

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — U.S. Attorney Gretchen C.F. Shappert announced today that the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, Office of the Inspector General (HUD-OIG) will provide no cost, online training for Virgin Islands federal grantees and law enforcement personnel, July 13-15th. The three-day training session is designed for HUD Community Development and Block Grant-Disaster […]