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$12 million invested in public housing upgrades in northwest & west

By The Star Staff

Public Housing Administrator Alejandro Salgado Colón announced Tuesday that, with an approximate allocation of $12 million, repair work will be carried out at the Alturas, Guarionex and Manuel Román Adames housing complexes in Isabela, Mayagüez and Camuy, respectively.

The official said in a written statement that “the allocation, from funds from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Post-Disaster Community Economic Development and Revitalization Program, is to perform roof sealing and exterior painting work on residential buildings and administrative offices, among other upgrades.”

For the Alturas de Isabela residential complex, which has 104 units, $5.2 million was allocated. Besides the roof coating and painting, reconstruction work also will include the repair of an indoor basketball court and a playground.

The Guarionex residential complex in Mayagüez has 100 units and will see an investment of $3.8 million.

For the 64-unit Adames Housing Project in Camuy, $3.1 million was allocated. Along with the roof sealing and exterior painting, a community center and basketball court will undergo repairs.

Work will begin in the coming weeks and will last around nine months, Salgado Colón indicated.

Central Office for Recovery, Reconstruction and Resilience (COR3) Executive Director Manuel Laboy Rivera, meanwhile, reaffirmed his office’s commitment, noting that the reconstruction projects in the northwestern and western regions of the island received advances from the Working Capital Advance pilot program of some $4 million.

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