78.7 F
Charlotte Amalie
Saturday, October 1, 2022


Oct. 3, 2003 – Residents of 20 public housing communities in the territory will elect their own community leaders on Nov. 18.
Elections are held every three years to determine who will speak for the residents of the various communities, according to Kathleen Greenaway, acting resident supervisor on St. Croix. A resident council consisting of a president, vice president, treasurer, secretary, and public relations person will be chosen in each housing complex, she said.
Candidates must be legal residents of their housing community, be at least 18 years of age, be in good financial standing, and have no criminal record.
The resident council of each housing complex will receive funding from the U.S. Housing and Urban Development Department to be used to benefit the community, Jennifer Lettsome-Tuckett, resident services supervisor on St. Thomas, said.
Each resident council is a not-for-profit organization, and as such can conduct activities such as bake sales and car washes to raise additional funds, Greenaway said. "The money goes into an account, so they can put back into the community in the way of programs," she said.
The 20 housing communities encompass 1,579 residential units. Voting will be by secret ballot and will close at 6 p.m., after which residents are welcome to witness the counting of the ballots.

Publisher's note : Like the St. Thomas Source now? Find out how you can love us twice as much — and show your support for the islands' free and independent news voice … click here.

Print Friendly, PDF & Email
Keeping our community informed is our top priority.
If you have a news tip to share, please call or text us at 340-228-8784.

Support local + independent journalism in the U.S. Virgin Islands

Unlike many news organizations, we haven't put up a paywall – we want to keep our journalism as accessible as we can. Our independent journalism costs time, money and hard work to keep you informed, but we do it because we believe that it matters. We know that informed communities are empowered ones. If you appreciate our reporting and want to help make our future more secure, please consider donating.