Dededo’s low-cost housing project completed

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Guam Housing and Urban Renewal Authority (PNC file photo)

Government officials will cut the ribbon on Wednesday to mark the completion of Summer Town Estates III and break ground at the same time to commence the Summer Town Estates IV on Lada Avenue in Dededo.

Town Estates III will offer 66 three- and four-bedroom units, with energy-efficient appliances and features, compound surveillance. The housing complex includes on-site shopping mart/commercial building and state-of-the-art exercise facility/swimming pool and community center with meeting and function rooms .

“This will mark the completion of a sum total of 399 units of affordable housing within the Lada neighborhood,” states a press release from Guam Housing and Urban Renewal Authority.

Summer Town Estates IV will also break ground for the construction of 64 one- to three-bedroom units and will offer the same amenities as its predecessors.

Both projects will include partnerships with community organizations such as Flame Tree Freedom Center, Mañelu (formerly Big Brothers Big Sisters of Guam), and Micronesian Resource Center One-Stop Shop for the benefit of its residents. The projects were developed by Core Tech Development, which is part of its series of affordable housing projects for low-income families.

“As the demand for affordable housing increases, GHURA continues its mission of ‘Strengthening Families and Building Communities: One Project at a Time,’” said Ray Topasna, GUHRA ‘s executive director.

The ceremonies, which start at 10 a.m., will be led by Gov. Lourdes A. Leon Guerrero, Lt. Gov. Joshua F. Tenorio.

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Jolene Toves
Jolene joined the PNC team in 2017, as a producer, co-anchor and investigative reporter covering law enforcement, courts and crimes. Notable coverage includes the Ehlert case, the Mark Torre Jr. trial, the Allan Agababa trial, exclusive pieces on the Life of a Drug Dealer/Addict, and Life behind bars...the story of Honofre Chargualaf and Kevin Cruz. In 2019, she was promoted to Assistant News Director and Lead Anchor. From 2015 to 2017 she served as Public Relations and Promotions Manager, for the Hotel Nikko Guam handling local radio and advertorial promotions, as well as produced and directed tv commercials for the hotel. Prior to this she worked with KUAM for three years as a reporter and segment host. She began her journalism career in 2012, working with Glimpses of Guam contributing to the Guam Business Magazine, R&R magazine, MDM magazine and the Marianas Business Journal.