CDBG-DR Action Plan - VI Housing Finance Authority

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UNITED STATES VIRGIN ISLANDS HOUSING FINANCE AUTHORITY COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT DISASTER RECOVERY PROGRAM ACTION PLAN

Submitted to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development for CDBG-DR Funds (FR 6066-N-01) Public Comment Period: May 3 – 17, 2018 Approved by HUD:

Governor Kenneth E. Mapp May 3, 2018

UNITED STATES VIRGIN ISLANDS CDBG-DR ACTION PLAN TABLE OF CONTENTS 1

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY ......................................................................................................................... 1

2

INTRODUCTION...................................................................................................................................... 8

3

IMPACT AND UNMET NEEDS ASSESSMENT ................................................................................ 18 3.1

Background ............................................................................................................................ 18

3.2

Summary of Impact and Unmet Needs .................................................................................. 20

3.3

Demographic Profile of Most Impacted and Distressed Areas .............................................. 22

3.4

UNMET HOUSING NEEDS ................................................................................................ 29

3.4.1 3.4.2 3.5

3.5.2 3.5.3 3.5.4 3.5.5 3.5.6 3.5.7 3.5.8 3.5.9

Energy ............................................................................................................................ 52 Roads .............................................................................................................................. 55 Educational Facilities .................................................................................................... 57 Healthcare Facilities ..................................................................................................... 59 Public and Community Facilities ................................................................................. 60 Waste and Wastewater ................................................................................................. 60

Telecommunications .................................................................................................... 63 Ports and Airports......................................................................................................... 65

Water.............................................................................................................................. 66

UNMET ECONOMIC NEEDS ............................................................................................. 69

3.6.1 3.6.2 3.6.3 3.6.4 4

Analysis of Unmet Housing Need................................................................................. 39

UNMET INFRASTRUCTURE NEEDS ............................................................................... 47

3.5.1

3.6

Characterization of Populations with Unmet Needs .................................................. 32

Lost Wages ..................................................................................................................... 76 Lost Government Revenues ......................................................................................... 78 Commercial Property Damage ..................................................................................... 79

Analysis of Unmet Economic Needs ............................................................................ 81

METHOD OF DISTRIBUTION, PROGRAMS, & ALLOCATIONS ................................................ 82 4.1

Method of Distribution .......................................................................................