Tag: Virgin islands Housing Authority (VIHA)

VIHA and MDG Design + Construction Close on $116.7M Restoration of Walter I.M. Hodge Pavilion

KINGSHILL — The Virgin Islands Housing Authority (VIHA) and MDG Design+ Construction (MDG) celebrated the start of the $116.7 million rehabilitation of Walter I.M. Hodge Pavilion on Monday. The 248-unit affordable housing development was badly damaged by Hurricane Maria in 2017. The project will preserve affordability for residents, modernize the development, and strengthen the site’s resilience to natural […]

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 […]

St. Thomas’ Abdul Ghaffar Abiff Charged With Rape Of Woman At Housing Project

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A man accused of a rape last month at a St. Thomas housing project has been taken into official police custody. Abdul Ghaffar Abiff, 25, was arrested Monday and charged with first-degree rape, first-degree unlawful sexual contact, third-degree assault, simple assault and disturbance of the peace, the Virgin Islands Police Department said. […]

Committee Gets Update On Bleak Housing Situation In The U.S. Virgin Islands

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Members of the Committee on Housing, Transportation, and Telecommunications, led by Senator Marvin A. Blyden, met at the Earle B. Ottley Legislative Chambers in St. Thomas to discuss the status of Housing, Housing Opportunities, Home Ownership opportunities, the status of the First-time Homebuyers Program Act No. 8465, and plans for the future […]

Police Investigating After Man Stabbed At Oswald Harris Court During Fight: VIPD

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The VIPD Criminal Investigation Bureau is investigating an assault which occurred during a fight at Oswald Harris Court on Wednesday evening, authorities said. The 911 Emergency Call Center was notified that a male victim who had sustained a stab wound to the neck was at the Schneider Regional Medical Center seeking medical […]

Health Department Updates Senators On The Growing Number Of Homeless In The Territory

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Members of the Committee on Health, Hospitals, and Human Services chaired by Senator Novelle E. Francis, Jr. convened in a meeting at the Capitol Building. Lawmakers receive testimony on the status of the Virgin Islands Department of Health on behavioral health in the territory and the Federal funds earmarked for public health […]

VIHA Completes Demolition of Estate Tutu Hi-Rise Buildings And Reopens Roadway

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The Virgin Islands Housing Authority is notifying the general public of the opening of the roadway leading to and from the Estate Tutu Hi-Rise area (Buildings 10 – 22), also known as “Ras Valley,” on Monday, February 14, 2022. Due to public safety concerns, the roadways leading into and throughout the demolition […]

Taxi Driver Gun-Butted In Vicious Armed Carjacking At Whispering Hills: VIPD

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A taxi driver told police he was viciously gun-butted before being carjacked and robbed in Estate Donoe on Wednesday night, authorities said. The 911 Emergency Call Center dispatched officers to the Whispering Hills housing development in Estate Donoe to investigate a carjacking at 8:00 p.m. Wednesday, the Virgin Islands Police Department said. […]

Youth At Risk Of Becoming Homeless Could Qualify For New Housing Program

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The Virgin Islands Department of Human Services (DHS) announced today that they have partnered with the Virgin Islands Housing Authority (VIHA) to implement the Territory’s first housing assistance program for youth who have left (aged out of) the foster care system and are at risk of becoming homeless. This is especially great […]

Annas Retreat Residents Given Notice Of Road Closings To Tutu-Hi Rise Buildings

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The Virgin Islands Housing Authority notified residents of Annas Retreat that roads will be closed leading to and from the Estate Tutu Hi-Rise area tomorrow. Roads will be closed from Estate Tutu Hi Rise’s Community Center throughout the community (Buildings 10 – 22) also known as “Ras Valley,” VIHA said. These road […]