Chamorro Village management has reportedly issued eviction letters to some of its tenants this week. But Adelup said a moratorium to protect tenants is still in effect.
In the letter, DCA ordered tenants with outstanding arrears to pay immediately or vacate their unit.
“Please note that all payment plans arranged prior to COVID-19 global pandemic are no longer honored. This decision is based on the loss of revenues the Chamorro Village has had to endure due to the unforeseen circumstances that adversely impacted business operations and service,” the letter stated.
Tenants were also informed that Chamorro Village will be renewing all merchant commercial lease agreements beginning August 1, 2020. As part of the review, an email was sent to all tenants/merchants last month laying out the process of determining whether a contractual lease will be terminated or renewed.
R. Arlene Santos, Department of Chamorro Affairs president, signed the letter.
Meanwhile, the manager of Chamorro Village — Jennifer Paulino — spoke with K57’s Patti Arroyo this morning to clarify the issue.
Adelup spokesperson Krystal Paco-San Agustin said the Governor has reviewed the matter and spoken with DCA leadership.
She said the Governor’s moratorium on evictions remains in effect and all current tenants may continue to operate without interruptions at this time.
The government opened the Chamorro Village to promote small businesses and to encourage the creation of made on Guam products.