Housing Programs

Housing Programs

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Overview

The CDBG-DR housing recovery programs are designed to meet unmet needs to support the most vulnerable residents impacted to include assistance for homeowners and tenants of rental properties to achieve permanent sustainable housing solutions. The programs support rehabilitation and reconstruction for homeowners and renters while making funding available for new construction of affordable and project-based subsidized housing.

Objectives

  • Supporting residents, especially low- and moderate-income residents, directly affected by the storms by rehabilitating or replacing housing units, including mitigation enhancements;  
  • Leveraging other funding sources and supporting community efforts to both address immediate gaps in rehabilitation of damaged homes with flexible funding and maximizing CDBG-DR dollars; 
  • Aiding in the rehabilitation and new development of housing for the most vulnerable, including temporary, emergency housing, and permanent supportive housing; 
  • Identifying opportunities to develop new housing stock to meet the urgent demand for affordable rental and owner-occupied housing; and 
  • Helping affected individuals by improving the resilience of their housing to reduce risk and strengthen neighborhoods for any future disasters while restoring their buildings and residences. 
Public & Affordable Housing Development

Public & Affordable Housing Development

$72,000,000

Tranche 1: $32M | Tranche 2: $40M

The Public and Affordable Development Program has been allocated funds to address unmet needs throughout the USVI in relation to damages from Hurricane Irma and Maria. This program will incentivize the replacement of affordable housing damaged in the storms. This program seeks to redevelop and create new affordable rental housing stock including subsidized and mixed-income rental units and other public housing units, that will be developed.

Questions? Contact Nathalie Humphreys, Program Manager, Public & Affordable Housing Program, nhumphreys@vihfa.gov.

Homeowner Reconstruction & Rehabilitation

Homeowner Reconstruction & Rehabilitation

$60,000,000

Tranche 1: $10M | Tranche 2: $50M
Max Award: $250k

Homeowner Reconstruction and Rehabilitation Program serves owner occupied homes that were substantially damaged by Hurricane Irma / Hurricane Maria. Homeowners who are eligible will be assisted to reconstruct or rehabilitate their home to make it habitable and compliant with flood plain, environmental, and other local requirements.

Questions? Contact Sherry-Ann Francis, Program Manager, Homeowner Reconstruction and Rehabilitation Program, sfrancis@vihfa.gov.

Click here to view the Homeowner Program Intake Activity Report

Click here to view the Rental Program Intake Activity Report

Rental Reconstruction & Rehabilitation

Rental Rehabilitation & Reconstruction

$25,000,000

Tranche 1: $5M | Tranche 2: $20M
Max Award: $50k Per Unit

The Rental Rehabilitation and Reconstruction Program is designed to restore small rental properties that were damaged by Hurricanes Irma and/or Maria. Rental damage from the storms has a far-reaching impact on the local population, displacing individuals and families, constricting the rental income on which land-lords rely, and leaving individuals and families in sub-par housing stock. 

Questions? Contact Erainee Acosta, Program Manager, Rental Rehabilitation & Reconstruction, eacosta@vihfa.gov.

Public Services & Public Facilities

Public Services & Public Facilities

Tranche 1: $10M | Tranche 2: $40M

Public Services & Public Facilities (originally Supportive Housing and Sheltering Programs) include rehabilitation and development of new and emergency housing for vulnerable populations, as well as support services within those facilities.  Projects might include evacuation centers, homeless shelters, homes for the aged, or other facilities and programs for those in greatest need.   The program funds will be made available to successful applicants from governmental units, for-profit and nonprofit entities. 

New Construction for Homeownership Opportunity and First Time Homebuyer Assistance

New Construction for Homeownership Opportunity and First Time Homebuyer Assistance

Tranche 1: $15M | Tranche 2: $75M

CDBG-Mitigation

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How To Apply

Does your home still have damage from Hurricanes Irma & Maria? 

  • The EnVIsion Tomorrow CDBG-DR Housing Recovery Program provides federally-funded rehabilitation & reconstruction assistance. This website provides details on how to apply for assistance, applicant requirements, program details and other helpful resources. 

Does your rental property still have damage from Hurricanes Irma & Maria? 

  • The EnVIsion Tomorrow CDBG-DR Housing Recovery Program provides federally-funded rehabilitation & reconstruction assistance. This website provides details on how landlords can apply for assistance, applicant requirements, program details and other helpful resources. 
  • Landlords can apply by calling 888.239.3387. Round 1 applications were taken 7/1/19 – 9/29/19