GHURA completes 14 affordable housing units in Mangilao

Guam Housing and Urban Renewal Authority (PNC file photo)

The Guam Housing and Urban Renewal Authority has announced the completion of the Rehabilitation of Affordable Housing project in Mangilao.

A ribbon-cutting ceremony marking the occasion will take place on Tuesday Dec. 17, 10 a.m. at the project site located at 264 Spotsa Lane off Route 10 in Mangilao.

The renovated apartment building will be used as affordable rental housing for low- and moderate-income households.

The 14-unit building is owned by Catholic Social Service.

The project includes major upgrades to include ADA-compliant access to four ground-floor units; replacement of windows, doors, kitchen cabinets and closets; replacement of interior plumbing for kitchens and bathrooms; retiling; hardening of exterior stair rails and balconies; removal of interior air conditioning systems and ducts to be replaced by the eventual installation of split air conditioning units; exterior and interior painting; roof repair; and improvements to the parking spaces and drainage.

Contractor Triple Tech Inc. was awarded the project last year and Catholic Social Service will assume administrative and operational responsibilities for the housing complex.

This renovation is funded by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) under the Home Investment Partnerships Program. The project is a continuing partnership with Catholic Social Service to providing affordable rental units to households below 80 percent area median income as published annually by HUD.

“This will be GHURA’s 8th major ribbon cutting/groundbreaking event under the Leon Guerrero/Tenorio administration,” said GHURA Executive Director Ray Topasna, adding “we are excited to partner with Catholic Social Service to provide even more homes to families who need help. We hope to keep up this pace over the next three years.”