GHURA opens 14 affordable housing units in Mangilao

There is additional rental relief in the latest COVID relief package passed by the House Ways and Means Committee. (PNC file photo)

A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held recently on the Guam Housing and Urban Renewal Authority’s latest affordable housing project in Mangilao.

Fourteen units have been rehabilitated with roughly $750,000 in federal funds administered by GHURA.

Gov. Lou Leon Guerrero was on hand along with GHURA Executive Director Ray Topasna.

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“We got the funding, we got the building all done. Now, we’re going to have a non-profit organization that can maintain it and bring it to our community,” the governor said.

Topasna said: “A year ago this whole parking lot was filled with junk cars and metal debris. And we paid the contractor to junk everything and then renovate the building.”

The apartment building is owned by Catholic Social Services. Deputy Director Paula Perez says the units will be offered to qualified low to moderate-income families. Anyone interested in applying should contact Catholic Social Services at 635-1442.