Mapp’s Hurricane Recovery and Resilience Task Force to Hold Community Meetings

Gov. Kenneth Mapp
Gov. Kenneth E. Mapp

Gov. Kenneth E. Mapp’s Hurricane Recovery and Resilience Task Force will be hosting several community meetings to inform and engage the public on its efforts.

Space is still available for those interested in participating in the first of the meetings, the Housing Information Session, scheduled for 5-7 p.m., Thursday, April 12, at WICO’s Conference Room, 9020 Havensight Mall, Long Bay, St. Thomas.

This session will offer an overview of the VIHFA Emergency Home Repairs Program, which provides free temporary repairs to eligible owner-occupied homes that were damaged during hurricanes Irma or Maria. The information session will also provide a progress report of the Task Force Housing Sector, which includes plans to rebuild homes to current building code standards and reconstruct vacant units to help accommodate increased demand for affordable housing.

The Task Force’s next community meetings are scheduled for:

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April 16 in the Great Hall, UVI St. Croix campus;

April 17 at the Moravian Church, St. Croix;

April 18 at Canegata Ballpark, St. Croix;

April 24 at the Julius E. Sprauve auditorium, St. John; and

May 2 at Charlotte Amalie High School, St. Thomas.

 To register for the Housing Information Session, email [email protected].

 

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