Virtual Public Hearings Scheduled for Development Bank Grant Applicants

Virgin Islands Housing Authority

The Virgin Islands Housing Finance Authority (VIHFA), as the administering agency for the Community Development Block Grant, funded by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), has announced a series of public hearings to present projects which are being considered for funding from the Fiscal Year 2020 CDBG grant allocation.

This year, in response to the COVID-19 health crisis and the continued practice of social distancing, the public hearings will be conducted using the virtual meeting platform, GoToMeeting.

The virtual public hearings schedule is as follows:

St. Croix:        Monday, May 4, 2020                        5:30 p.m.

St. John:          Wednesday, May 6, 2020                   5:30 p.m.

St. Thomas:     Thursday, May 7, 2020                      5:30 p.m.

Members of the public interested in participating in the virtual public hearing should visit the COVID-19 tab on the VIHFA website to www.vihfa.gov for instructions on accessing the hearing via GoToMeeting. Public input is critical to the process,, so participants will be able to submit questions relative to the proposals through the on-line chat room while the hearing is in progress. As a result of the number of proposals to be presented, a strict time limit will be enforced so there is adequate time for the question and answer segment.

Pursuant to the HUD-approved Citizen Participation Plan, the U.S. Virgin Islands is required to seek public input relative to the needs of the territory with regards to housing, homelessness and community development, the funding priorities which should be established and the selection of activities to be funded.

For more information, contact Jennifer Jones on St. Thomas at [email protected] or Jasheda Reyes at [email protected].

St. Croix CDBG Public Hearing

Monday, May 4, 2020 5:30 p.m.

Please join the meeting from a computer, tablet or smartphone.

https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/466117525

People can also dial in using their phones.

United States (Toll Free): 1 877 568 4106

United States: +1 (312) 757-3129

Access Code: 466-117-525

Join from a video-conferencing room or system.

Dial in or type: 67.217.95.2 or www.inroomlink.goto.com

Meeting ID: 466 117 525

Or dial directly: [email protected] or 67.217.95.2##466117525

St. John CDBG Public Hearing

Wednesday, May 6, 2020 5:30 p.m.

Please join my meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone.

https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/215027837

People can also dial in using their phones.

United States (Toll Free): 1 877 309 2073

United States: +1 (571) 317-3129

Access Code: 215-027-837

Join from a video-conferencing room or system.

Dial in or type: 67.217.95.2 or www.inroomlink.goto.com

Meeting ID: 215 027 837

Or dial directly: [email protected] or 67.217.95.2##215027837

St. Thomas CDBG Public Hearing

Thursday, May 7, 2020 5:30 p.m.

Please join my meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone.

https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/944846853

People can also dial in using their phones.

United States (Toll Free): 1 866 899 4679

United States: +1 (312) 757-3119

Access Code: 944-846-853

Join from a video-conferencing room or system.

Dial in or type: 67.217.95.2 or www.inroomlink.goto.com

Meeting ID: 944 846 853

Or dial directly: [email protected] or 67.217.95.2##944846853