The Northern Marianas Housing Corp. will be sending Kimo M. Rosario, Community Development Block Grant Disaster Recovery program manager, to Tinian this Friday, April 9, 2021, to provide Tinian residents with a brief overview and description of NMHC’s CDBG-DR grant and programs as well take and respond to questions.
The CDBG-DR grant created and supports the following programs:
1. Housing (reconstruction/rehabilitation, single-family new construction development, and affordable rental housing development);
2. Public infrastructure (FEMA local match and repair and resiliency); and
3. Economic revitalization (tourism marketing and promotions and workforce development)
The scheduled event will be held at the Tinian Public Library and start at 2pm, April 9, 2021.
Shortly following the signing of the CDBG-DR grant agreement, the Tinian Legislative Delegation, along with the Tinian member on the NMHC board, Eric Reyes, have been requesting NMHC to hold outreach and public awareness activities on Tinian. Similarly, the NMHC-CDBG-DR key management staff have been closely working with the U.S. Housing and Urban Development and the NMHC board of directors in meeting post-grant agreement HUD requirements, e.g., policies and procedures, that are needed for full implementation of programs.
“With all these requirements on their final stages and in place, programs are finally rolling out. Now, the CDBG-DR team can engage in active citizen participation through outreach and public awareness activities. NMHC wants to thank the entire CNMI community, including Tinian residents, for their continued interest in the CDBG-DR programs and their patience,” Rosario said.
For more information, contact NMHC’s Tinian Field Office at 433-9213 or the CDBG-DR Division at 233-9447/9448/9449/9450 or via email at email@example.com. (PR)