24 first-time homeowners get early Christmas gift from GHC

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GHC Acting President Alice Taijeron congratulated the 24 recipients of the program.

Several individuals and families received an early Christmas gift from the Guam Housing Corporation — that first step toward owning their own home.

GHC announced that around 24 will be given their certificates for the first-time homeowners program.

Because of the pandemic, the Governor’s Office and GHC held a virtual ceremony to recognize the recipients.

GHC administers the housing program, which provides eligible applicants a grant of up to $10,000 or 4 percent of the total purchase price or construction cost of the home inclusive of closing costs.

GHC Acting President Alice Taijeron congratulated the 24 recipients of the program.

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“Since coming on board, this is going to be our third presentation for first-time homeowners and we are very excited about this. We hope you make your house a home,” Taijeron said.

Last year, 34 families were awarded first-time homeowner grants totaling nearly $277,000, according to GHC’s 2019 citizen-centric report.

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