HUD Representatives Available to Assist Survivors at Disaster Recovery Centers

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ST. CROIX, Virgin Islands U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) representatives are available at Disaster Recovery Centers (DRC) throughout the territory to answer questions and provide survivors with disaster assistance information.

U.S. Virgin Islanders who receive HUD assistance either through public housing or vouchers, and whose homes were damaged may also be eligible to receive Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) assistance either for temporary rental assistance or to replace personal property.

Seven recovery centers are open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The DRCs are at the following locations:

  • St. John
    • Cruz Bay at the U.S. Virgin Islands Legislature, St. John Annex, 1D Cruz Bay
    • Coral Bay at the Town & Country Building, 8-1 Estate Emmaus
  • St. Croix
    • Christiansted at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, 38-44 Castle Coakley
    • Christiansted at the Old Post Office Building at Church and Company streets
    • Frederiksted at the Rotary Club West, 40 KA-KD Estate LaGrange
  • St. Thomas
    • Charlotte Amalie at the former Scotiabank, 81 CC&DD Kronsprindsens Gade
    • Charlotte Amalie at Tutu Park Mall, 4605 Tutu Park Mall, Suite 233

HUD through the Federal Housing Administration (FHA) recently announced an extension to its 90-day foreclosure moratorium until March 19, 2018 for Presidentially Declared Major Disaster Areas. HUD also offers help to borrowers through its FHA Resource Center at 800-225-5342.

 

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Disaster recovery assistance is available without regard to race, color, religion, nationality, sex, age, disability, English proficiency or economic status. If you or someone you know has been discriminated against, call FEMA toll-free at 800-621-3362 (voice, 711/VRS - Video Relay Service) (TTY: 800-462-7585). Multilingual operators are available (press 2 for Spanish).

FEMA’s mission is to support our citizens and first responders to ensure that as a nation we work together to build, sustain, and improve our capability to prepare for, protect against, respond to, recover from, and mitigate all hazards.

To donate or volunteer, contact the voluntary or charitable organization of your choice through the National Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (NVOAD) at www.nvoad.org.  For those who wish to help, cash donations offer voluntary agencies the most flexibility in obtaining the most-needed resources and pumps money into the local economy to help businesses recover. The Community Foundation of the Virgin Islands also has the “Fund for the Virgin Islands” at www.USVIrecovery.org

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