Emergency Housing Rentals

The Virgin Islands Housing Finance Authority’s (VIHFA) Emergency Housing Program is designed to provide temporary housing for victims of domestic violence, natural disaster, catastrophic incidents and financial hardships. There are a total of nine emergency housing communities in the Territory. To be eligible for consideration in the Emergency Housing Program, participants must meet the following criteria: 

  • Be a victim of domestic violence, a natural disaster, a catastrophe, or have a financial hardship 
  • Be able to afford the rent and utilities 
  • Be represented by a Service Provider


The rent levels for the emergency housing units are as follows:  

Effective September 1, 2011
Unit Rent  Security Deposit  Cleaning Fee 
Efficiency $100.00 $100.00 $100.00
1 Bedroom  $150.00  $150.00  $100.00
2 Bedroom  $200.00 $200.00 $150.00 
3 Bedroom $250.00 $250.00 $150.00 

Security Deposits are refundable upon move out and upon inspection of the unit’s condition.

Service Providers 

All interested applicants must contact a Service Provider, on the island in which you are seeking housing, prior to referral into the Emergency Housing Program. The Service Providers are listed below:

St. Croix 

Catholic Charities of the VI
Phone: (340) 773-0132

Women’s Coalition of St. Croix
Phone: (340) 773-9272

St. Thomas

Catholic Charities of the VI
Phone: (340) 777-8518

Methodist Training & Outreach Center
Phone: (340) 714-7782


Emergency housing units are managed by the Virgin Islands Housing Management, Inc. (VIHM). For more information or questions regarding the Emergency Housing Program, please contact VIHM at:

St. Thomas
(340) 777-4432- Ms. Yvonne Milliner, Executive Director 

St. Croix
(340) 772-4432 - Mrs. Devin Talib, Housing Coordinator