GHURA Monthly Report for March

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Guam – The Guam Housing and Urban Renewal Authority (GHURA) provides the following data for its Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program (HCVP) and Public Housing units.

PASSPORT TO SERVICES

GHURA and the Guam Homeless Coalition announce its 6th Annual “Passport to Services”. The event is scheduled on Friday, April 19, 2013 at the Agana Shopping Center, 2nd Floor Expo Hall, from 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Cost is free.

On January 25th, 2013, the Guam Housing and Urban Renewal Authority (GHURA) in coordination with the Guam Homeless Coalition (GHC) conducted the Point-in-Time (PIT) Count of homeless individuals and families.

  

* Section 8 HCVP New Applications Closed on January 7, 2013, except for Family Unification Program and Mainstream Populations (the Elderly and Persons with Disabilities)
** Housing Assistance Payment (HAP) is the rental amount paid to landlords on behalf of tenants in the Section 8 HCVP
*** Utility Reimbursement Payment (URP) is the amount paid for utilities on behalf of tenants in the Section 8 HCVP and Public Housing

The PIT Count surveyed approximately 1,200 homeless individuals and families living in Guam. 

The Passport event is designed to enhance access to mainstream services. Homeless individuals and families will be provided a host of basic resources, such as health care, employment and job training, civil legal services, counseling, mental health assessment, housing information, and Veterans Affairs assistance. Participants will also receive free immunizations, dental checkups, and haircuts. Gift bags will be handed out, filled with clothing, canned goods, and hygiene products.

GHC members include GHURA, the Department of Public Health and Social Services, the Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse, Department of Labor and Agency for Human Resources Development, and Veterans Affairs. Faculty members from the University of Guam and Guam Community College and non-profit organizations will be in attendance, as well.

For more information about GHURA, visit www.ghura.org.