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Legislature Corner: Plaskett Expresses Condolences on Death of VIHA Director Robert Graham

Congresswoman Stacey E. Plaskett released the following statement expressing condolences on the passing of former V.I. Housing Authority Executive Director Robert Graham:

VIHA Director Robert Graham testifies at the Senate Tuesday on the state of V.I. public housing. (Photo by Barry Leerdam for the V.I. Legislature)
V.I. Housing Authority Director Robert Graham testifies at the Senate on the state of V.I. public housing. (Photo by Barry Leerdam for the V.I. Legislature)

“I was saddened to hear of the passing of Director Graham. He served our community at the V.I. Housing Authority (VIHA) over many years. Appointed in 2008 by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to lead the Virgin Islands Housing Authority, Mr. Graham left a legacy of transformational work, not just in the Virgin Islands but across states like New Jersey and Connecticut where he was known for leading successful turnarounds of housing authorities.

“Mr. Graham believed in changing the stigma of public housing and providing a mechanism to create transformative communities in public affordable housing spaces after our storms.  He has left a roadmap for those in his agency and elsewhere on how to utilize setbacks as set-ups for great things!

“I send my prayers for comfort and peace to his family, loved ones and friends.”

Congresswoman Stacey E. Plaskett

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