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Manaca Allen feared the water in her mother’s apartment at the Celestino A. White Sr. Senior Citizens Residence in Sugar Estate on St. Thomas was making her sick.
V.I. dignitaries helped to kick off a redevelopment that officials said would replace and “completely reinvent” the former Tutu High Rise and Donoe public housing complexes that were torn apart by hurricanes in 2017.
Hermon Christopher, a 95-year-old resident of the Lucinda Millin Home on St. Thomas, has been tending to a garden there for more than 20 years, making his corner of the island a little nicer for everyone.
The Department of Health and the Centers for Disease Control joined forces Saturday with the Virgin Islands Housing Authority and Michaels Organization, which manages the senior home, to perform free COVID-19 tests.
The last phase of the Louis E. Brown Villas is now complete, and 90 hurricane-resilient, family apartments are ready for occupancy, according to the V.I. Housing Authority.
The V.I. government and V.I. Housing Authority received a $69 million obligation from the Federal Emergency Management Agency to fund the demolition and replacement of residential buildings at the Tutu Hi-Rise housing community, according to Government House.