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HOUSING RECEIVES YOUTHBUILD GRANT

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Oct. 23, 2002 – The V.I. Housing Authority will receive a $696,453 grant from the Housing and Urban Development's Community Planning and Development department's Youthbuild program.
According to a release from Delegate to Congress Donna Christian Christensen, the Youthbuild Implementation program hopes to increase academic, leadership and vocational skills of trainees. Thirty participants will learn on-site construction skills to build approximately 176 new homes and rehabilitate 64 existing homes.
VIHA, the V.I. Departments of Labor, Education and Human Services, the U.S. Department of Justice, Michaels Development Co., Apex Construction, and William Carr and Associates have established a partnership commitment to continue to provide resources to support this program.
All residents between 16 and 24 that are interested in participating are encouraged to contact their housing manager's office for more information.

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