by Nick Delgado
Guam - The Guam Housing and Urban Renewal Authority was awarded $4.1 million in grants by the US Department of Housing and Urban Development. The agency's community block development grant program, which helps develop viable urban communities by providing decent housing and a suitable living environment, and by expanding economic opportunities, principally for low- and moderate-income persons got a bulk of the grant awarded approximately $3,158,206. GHURA will also be able to expand the supply of decent, affordable housing to low income families through its HOME investment partnership program which got $770,358. Additionally, the emergency shelter grants program received $255,214 to improve the quality of homeless shelters as well as increase the number operating on island.