Guam Housing and Urban Renewal Authority (GHURA)

Guam Housing and Urban Renewal Authority (GHURA)

Phone: 1-671-477-9851, 1-671-477-9854, 1-671-472-3701 (TTY)
Fax: 1-(671)- 300-7565
Types of Services Offered: Disability Services, Housing Services, Public Assistance Services
Category: Government Local


The Guam Housing and Urban Renewal Authority (GHURA)* is a lot more than just a housing agency. It’s mission and goal encompass almost every person in our island community, ** whether they are young, homeless, at risk youth, disabled, low to moderate-income families, single mothers trying to become self sufficient, or manamko (elderly), GHURA has a positive impact on their lives.


As stated in Public Law 6-135, GHURA’s purpose is to “… promote the health, safety and welfare of Guam’s people by the elimination of slum and blight conditions, by the orderly redevelopment and renewal of communities, by proper planning of community development and by provision of safe, decent and sanitary dwellings for low to moderate-income families, through all available federal and local governmental programs and through encouragement of Guam’s private enterprises to participate in the common task of improving our island community, while upholding family values.”


GHURA’s Board of Commissioners provide overall policy direction to the department, while day-to-day operations are overseen by an Executive Director, Deputy Director and 12 managers. Currently, 98 employees ensure that the department not only accomplishes its mission, but also keeps up-to-date on new and improved techniques of ‘getting the job done right.’


GHURA personnel also act as a contact for the Fair Housing Act, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation and American’s With Disabilities Act.


* GHURA is a unique agency within the Government of Guam because we receive 100 percent of our funding through the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).


** All the grants and programs discussed on this website are meant to benefit the residents of Guam, as per United States Federal Regulations.  If you need assistance and do not live in Guam, please contact your local mayor’s office to find out the agency closest to you that handles the following programs:  Public Housing, Housing Choice Voucher (Section 8), Community Development Block Grant, HOME Investment Partnership Program Grant and Emergency Shelter Grant.

**Updated as of 08/27/2020**


117 Bien Venida Avenue, Sinajana, GUAM, GUAM

1-671-477-9851, 1-671-477-9854, 1-671-472-3701 (TTY)

1-(671)- 300-7565

Closed Weekends and Holidays

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday

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05:00 PM

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