Public Housing Repairs Will Benefit More Than 59K Families in Puerto Rico

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By Mivette Vega

January 26, 2022

FEMA recently approved $554 million for the reconstruction of about 275 public housing complexes, representing more than 4,600 structures damaged during Hurricane María.

More than four years after the destruction caused by Hurricane Maria, funds are finally becoming available to rebuild the Island—something that didn’t happen under Trump’s administration.

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) approved the funds to the Puerto Rico Public Housing Administration, which has an additional $109 million in disaster funding.

The project will focus on construction repairs, lead and asbestos remediation in buildings, and improvements in the recreational areas of the facilities, such as basketball courts.

It is expected that the remaining 2,200 facilities will be repaired with separate funds for each location.

“We want the more than 59,000 families living in the 323 public housing projects to have a better quality of life and to have a robust infrastructure and safe facilities that promote an integral development for the whole family,” Gov. Pedro Pierluisi said during a news conference to announce the plan.




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