HUD has awarded a total of $1.9 billion to be allocated to the Territory in now 5 tranches. Tranche 1, Tranche 2 and the Supplemental Infrastructure Appropriation, Tranche 3, must be spent within the six years of the signed grant agreement, which occurred September 27, 2018.
Tranche 1 : Was approved by HUD on July 10, 2018 for $242,684,000.
Tranche 2 : Was approved by HUD on March 1, 2019 for $779,217,000.
Tranche 3 - Supplemental Infrastructure Appropriation : A reassessment of Infrastructure unmet needs, funding is anticipated to be available in late 2020 for $53,588,884.00. Substantial Amendment #2 was approved by HUD on November 19, 2020.
Tranche 4 - CDBG Mitigation : CDBG-MIT Action Plan approved by HUD on July 12, 2021 for $774,188,000.
Tranche 5 - Electrical Grid : The Federal Register Notice for the fifth allocation of $67,653,000 has been issued. An Action Plan will be developed and sent to HUD for approval.
Hurricanes Irma and Maria had a devastating impact on the United States Virgin Islands. The two back-to-back Category 5 storms in September 2017 caused significant destruction to housing, infrastructure, and the economy. HUD’s Community Development Block Grant Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) provides funding for unmet needs after Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) funds, insurance, and other federal or private sources are accounted for, with a focus on the needs of low- and moderate-income residents and businesses.
This money is managed by the U.S. Virgin Islands Housing Finance Authority (VIHFA) and spending is prioritized in programs designed through the U.S Virgin Islands Community Development Block Grant Disaster Recovery Action Plan. This plan proposes a portfolio of programs to address unmet housing, public service, infrastructure, and economic needs.
CDBG-DR funds are intended by HUD to address:
The EnVIsion Tomorrow CDBG-DR Housing Recovery Program is designed to assist homeowners affected by the 2017 Hurricanes Irma and María.
The Virgin Islands Housing Finance Authority is excited to announce the Homeowner Reconstruction and Rehabilitation program and the Rental Reconstruction and Rehabilitation program. This website provides details on how to apply for assistance, applicant requirements, program details and other helpful resources.
(U.S. Virgin Islands) – The Virgin Islands Housing Finance Authority (VIHFA) welcomed native Virgin Islander and U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Deputy Secretary Adrianne Todman to the territory on Friday October 15th, 2021. Deputy Secretary Todman and several HUD officials met with USVI Governor Albert Bryan Jr. and VIHFA’s Executive Director Daryl […]
The Virgin Islands Housing Finance Authority (VIHFA) readies staging area for materials to build and repair EnVIsion Program homes St. Croix, USVI – The VIHFA is set to repair and reconstruct 200 houses in the EnVIsion Homeowner and Rental Rehabilitation and Reconstruction Program, providing relief to families whose homes were damaged during the 2017 hurricanes. […]
U.S. Virgin Islands – The United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) approved the territory’s Community Development Block Grant – Mitigation (CDBG-MIT) Action Plan, giving the Virgin Islands through the Housing Finance Authority (VIHFA) authorization to spend $774 million (Tranche Four) for disaster mitigation and planning efforts that minimize or eliminate risks and […]
The Virgin Island Housing Finance Authority (VIHFA), in partnership with NeighborWorks America and Enterprise Community Partners hosted a virtual Community Development Block Grant- Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) and CDBG-Mitigation Subrecipient Training for current subrecipients, and organizations interested in applying for disaster recovery funds. The training covered the responsibilities of a subrecipient, and the federal reporting requirements […]
FINDING OF NO SIGNIFICANT IMPACTThe Virgin Islands Housing Finance Authority has determined that the project will have no significant impact on the human environment. Therefore, an Environmental Impact Statement under the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA) is not required. Additional project information is contained in the Environmental Review Record (ERR). The ERR will […]
ST. CROIX, U.S. Virgin Islands – In a recent letter to the Virgin Islands Housing Finance Authority (VIHFA), the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) determined that nearly $418.5 million in invoices received under PW273 for the Sheltering & Temporary Essential Power (STEP) program, known locally as the Emergency Home Repairs Virgin Islands (EHRVI) program were […]