GHURA showcases low-income housing projects

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Dozens of officials, island leaders, and tenants gathered Friday to commemorate the ribbon-cutting of the Ironwood Del Mar I.
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Earlier today, the Guam Housing and Urban Renewal Authority (GHURA) welcomed tenants to their new homes in Toto and broke ground on a new housing project.

Dozens of officials, island leaders, and tenants gathered Friday to commemorate the ribbon-cutting of the Ironwood Del Mar I and the groundbreaking for Ironwood Villa Del Mar II — two housing estates that will serve low-income families in the village of Toto.

Consisting of 50 units, Ironwood Del Mar I will offer a number of amenities such as energy-efficient appliances, a community center, and after school and fitness programs.

Villa Del Mar II will be made up of 88 units and will offer the same benefits as its predecessors.

According to tenant Eileen, who moved to Villa Del Mar I, the facilities are great for her and her five kids.

“It’s good, we like it. Our neighbors are nice. We don’t have much yet, but it’s good,” she said.

In addition, tenants of both estates can save on a number of utilities thanks to partnerships secured by Mongmong-Toto-Maite Mayor Rudy Paco such as solar energy and savings on phone bills, gas, and car insurance plans.

“So it’s not just about the brick and mortar of today’s event. This is good. It’s something we can do all day with GHURA. It’s about the long-term sustainability of our families and the benefits,” mayor Paco said.

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