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Port Authority Resumes Repairs at Bournefield

The V.I. Port Authority has hired One Stop Home Owning Construction Company to work on repairs to VIPA’s 42 occupied units in the Bournefield Housing Community.

According to a VIPA statement, the work that began Jan. 31 will be completed in groups of 15 units per phase, with priority given to senior citizens and to the units with more severe issues. Each phase will be completed within 90 days, VIPA said.

Director Carlton Dowe said VIPA has assessed all the occupied units in Bournefield and the scope of work will include tiling, repairing sheet rock, painting, electrical problems and plumbing as needed.

Repairs of the apartments have continued off and on since 2010, when VIPA at first announced it was going to evict all the residents, giving them four months to find new housing and then rescinded the move in the face of protests. (See related links below.)

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