FEMA grants $50 million to VI Housing Authority

More than $50 million in grant money is coming to the VI for on-going recovery efforts.

Congresswoman Stacey Plaskett made the announcement Tuesday.

Plaskett said the grant, from FEMA, will go to the V.I. Housing Authority- St. Thomas for repairs to five buildings.

“The grant is for $$59,540,773.50 in federal funding to V.I. Housing Authority – St. Thomas for repairs to five buildings. This important grant will benefit the Virgin Islands tremendously with our ongoing rebuilding efforts making the Virgin Islands whole again after experiencing two devastating hurricanes. The United States government and the international community has an obligation to work with the affected local governments to restore infrastructure, provide critical humanitarian assistance, and help recover and build back our islands,” Plaskett said.