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

Affordability 

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

Contact

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

St. Croix Emergency Housing Units

Anna's Hope

The Anna’s Hope rental community is located in Christiansted. This community consists of two apartment buildings which contain sixteen rental units. There are eight (8) two bedroom units and eight (8) three bedroom units. All units contain one bathroom.

Profit

Profit Housing Community is located in Christiansted. This community has twelve (12) rental units. There are eight efficiencies and four (4) one bedroom units, with one bathroom per unit.  

Campo Rico

Campo Rico is located in Frederiksted. This community has sixteen (16) rental units all of which are one bedroom and one bathroom apartments.

St. Thomas Emergency Housing Units

Charolette Apartments

The Charolette Apartments are located in Hospital Ground. Charolette consists of six (6) apartment buildings which contains thirty (30) rental units. There are six (6) efficiencies, and twenty four (24) two bedroom apartments. Each unit has one bathroom.

Ross Taarneberg

Ross Taarneberg Apartments are located in Pollyborg. This community consists of four buildings with a total of twenty four (24) rental units. There are three (3) one bedroom, three (3) three bedroom and eighteen (18) two bedroom units. All of the units have one bathroom each. 

Staabiland Apartments

Staabiland Apartments are located above Savan. There is one (1) apartment building with three (3) rental units. There are two (2) one bedroom units and one (1) two bedroom unit. Each unit has one bathroom.