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

Bryan: USVI Gets $69 Million From FEMA to Begin Replacement of Tutu Hi-Rise

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Governor Albert Bryan, Jr. said Thursday that the administration and the Virgin Islands Housing Authority has received a $69 million obligation from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to fund the demolition and replacement of residential buildings at the Tutu Hi-Rise housing community. The funding will facilitate the demolition and replacement of […]

Bryan Says He’s Working With HUD’s Ben Carson on Increased Funding for Electric Grid, Other Improvements

WASHINGTON — Governor Albert Bryan, Jr. addressed a host of issues related to the ongoing hurricane recovery efforts in the territory during a recent meeting with Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Ben Carson in the nation’s capitol. During the meeting with Secretary Carson, Bryan highlighted several key areas where HUD could make […]

Puerto Rico Mayor and Two Gov’t Officials Accused of Misusing $8M in HUD Funds

SAN JUAN — A mayor and two former government officials in Puerto Rico face public corruption charges in separate cases that involve a total of $8 million in federal and local funds, authorities said. The suspects are the mayor of the southwest town of Sabana Grande and the former directors of finance for the northern […]

GOOD NEWS: HECM Borrowers in Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico Get More Time To Pay Their FHA Loans

[ad name=”HTML-68″] [wpedon id=”23995″ align=”left”] WASHINGTON — The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced earlier this month that the Federal Housing Administration would be extending the foreclosure moratorium for Hurricane Maria victims in the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico. The extension previously dealt only with forward borrowers, but HUD and the FHA are now extending the foreclosure […]

Mapp Says $250 Million In Federal Funds Will Be Used To Fix Public Housing After Hurricanes

[ad name=”HTML-68″] [wpedon id=”23995″ align=”left”] CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The Virgin Islands will receive $242.7 million from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to assist in its recovery efforts. The HUD Community Development Block Grant-Disaster Recovery Program award was announced by HUD’s Deputy Secretary Pamela Hughes Patenaude, who joined Gov. Kenneth Mapp at a news […]

U.S. Army Hires Louis Berger Group To Bring ‘Temporary Electricity’ To The Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico

SAN JUAN — The U.S. Army has awarded a contract with The Louis Berger Group Inc. to support critically needed temporary electricity for the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria. The $860 million deal, announced last week by the Department of Defense, comes after Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rosselló asked […]