First set of Virgin Islands HA's rehabilitated Walter I.M. Hodge apartments completed

Date Published: 
October 11th, 2023

From The Virgin Islands Daily News:

Each apartment received new windows, doors, fixtures, flooring, cabinets, ceiling fans, LED lighting and a fresh coat of paint, according to a statement from housing developer MDG Design + Construction. The units are also equipped with new kitchen and bathroom fixtures designed with low water usage in mind as well as electric water heaters and EnergyStar appliances.

The buildings themselves have been updated with new plumbing and electrical systems and several features meant to increase storm resiliency. Last week’s ribbon cutting celebrated the completion of the first of four phases.

Michael Rooney, founding principal of MDG Design + Construction, called the achievement an “incredible example of how thoughtful partnerships and creative financing can create opportunities to support residents, build beautiful places to live, and keep affordable housing affordable.”

“Thanks to our many incredible partners, Walter I.M. Hodge Pavilion will be a safe, clean, modern, and storm-resilient place to live for many years to come,” he said.

During the ribbon-cutting, Virgin Islands Housing Authority Executive Director Robert Graham called the completed units the “physical manifestation of our goal to replace all public housing in the territory.”

“We are committed to help every family that lives here build the future they want for their families,” he said later.

Read the Virgin Islands Daily News' article "First set of rehabilitated Walter I.M. Hodge apartments completed."

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