Housing Programs

Housing Programs

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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.


  • 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


Tranche 1: $18M | Tranche 2: $63.5M

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 Lisa Richards, Public and Affordable Housing Senior Manager @ lrichards@vihfa.gov.

Homeowner Reconstruction & Rehabilitation
Rental Reconstruction & Rehabilitation

Rental Rehabilitation & Reconstruction


Tranche 1: $5M | Tranche 2: $20M
Max Award: $75k 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 Gregory Miller, Senior Program Manager, EnVIsion Program, envision@vihfa.gov.

New Housing Infrastructure and Construction

New Housing Infrastructure and Construction


Tranche 1: $6.5M | Tranche 2: $63.5M


How To Apply

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

  • The EnVIsion Tomorrow CDBG-DR Homeowner Recovery Program provides federally funded rehabilitation & reconstruction assistance.