The Virgin Islands Housing Finance Authority (VIHFA) commends all non-profits in the territory that were in the front lines of providing services, care, food, shelter and rescue immediately after the hurricanes Irma and Maria in 2017. The Authority understands that non-profit organizations provide critical services for vulnerable populations; it is dedicated to making funds available to assist in serving the needs of those non-profit organizations impacted by the storms.
The Authority recognizes that there are still areas of need in the territory related to hurricanes Irma and Maria and is seeking input from the non-profit community about services or programs which may be prospects for Community Development Block Grant-Disaster Recovery funds.
In order to assist the agency with identifying unmet needs in the territory, a brief Involvement survey has been created to compile information about the capacity of the non-profits and the areas it can assist VIHFA in the recovery efforts.
Access the survey at the VIHFA’s website: www.vihfa.gov. Complete and submit it online by July 31. Based upon the responses submitted from the survey, a formal application will be developed for non-profits.
If there are any questions about the Involvement Survey for Non-profit Organizations, contact the CDBG-DR Housing Program Managers: Nathalie Humphreys on St. Croix at 772-4432 or Erainee Acosta and Sherry-Ann Francis on St. Thomas at 777-4432.