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GHURA board discusses staffing, budget

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 by Krystal Paco

Guam - GHURA's board of commissioner met Thursday to review their staffing patterns and budget for Fiscal Year 2015.

According to GHURA director Michael Duenas there are 133 approved positions within the agency but only 92 positions are currently filled and will be budgeted for in FY15. He adds they may fill an additional three positions. As for the budget GHURA is taking a cut as the board approved $54 million for FY2015 reducing their budget by several million dollars. Duenas says the biggest impact is in the housing assistance programs mainly under Section 8 where $2 million has been cut. Currently the program assists 2,300 families and because of the cuts they are limited to how many families they can assist. In addition a project with the Department of the Interior will soon be finished this means that grant funding will also show a decrease. 

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