For 50 years, the Authority has assisted thousands of low and moderate income renters and homeowners to acquire suitable housing. The Guam Housing and Urban Renewal Authority (GHURA) was established by Public Law 6-135 on December 18, 1962. In the aftermath of Typhoon Karen in November 1962, an estimated 90% of the island’s buildings were destroyed or severely damaged. GHURA is designated by the Governor of Guam to administer funds received for Guam through the U.S. Dept. of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD’s) various funding programs.
GHURA's overarching goal is to provide adequate housing and community planning for those who reside in GHURA-managed housing and who participate in GHURA-supported rental and homeownership programs and activities across the island. Island residents are enabled to fulfill goals of securing safe, decent, and sanitary housing for themselves and their families within well-developed island communities. Another GHURA goal is to create opportunities for our client's successful participation in the workforce, and housing in the private/public sector.
GHURA’s dedicated employees are committed to providing a level of service excellence to assist in these efforts. The Authority actively pursues community partnerships with NGOs, government, and private entities to allow for the implementation of programs beneficial to island residents and in particular, GHURA tenants.
We are committed to our motto of Strengthening Families and Building Communities: One Project At A Time as we strive to create and develop sustainable housing supported by strong, integrated communities.