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July 24, 2001 – The V.I. Housing Authority's monthly meeting of management and residents at Oswald Harris Court will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday, July 31, in the Ruth Dazel Community Center.
The program will include a presentation by Verna Dagou, VIHA home ownership director, who said she will "talk about home ownership in general."
There also will be updates on community servcies and management issues with opportunity for questions and comments.
Dagou said the Housing Authority's 5H Home Ownership Conversion Program is under way in four public housing communities — Anna's Retreat Heights and Pollyberg Gardens on St. Thomas, George Simmonds Terrace on St. John, and Estate William's Delight on St. Croix. The program gives "residents who are renting conventional units the opportunity to purchase them," she said.
There are no immediate plans to extend the program into Oswald Harris Court, Dagou said. But "the manager asked me, and said a lot of people there are interested in home ownership," she added, "so I will be talking about ownership in general, not in particular coming to Harris Court." She also noted that federal Housing and Urban Development Department's Section 8 homeownership program is separate from the territory's 5H program and that she does not work with the federal program.
Residents with disabilities who need to make special arrangements in order to attend the meeting are asked to contact their housing manager's office by July.

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