Affordable Housing Symposium

Thursday, June 2, 2011
Hyatt Regency Hotel
1155 Pale San Vitores Road
Tumon, Guam, Micronesia 96913-4206

Guam needs more affordable housing, and the upcoming military buildup makes this issue even more critical.  While Guam escaped the foreclosure crises sweeping other parts of the country, it faces the potential for immense housing shortages, strained infrastructure, and energy shortages.  Careful planning is needed to help ensure that new housing is energy efficient, resistant to severe weather, constructed in areas that limit environmental impacts, and includes the proper mix of affordable rental and ownership to meet the needs of tomorrow.

At this year’s symposium, participants will discuss a variety of housing challenges, potential solutions, and next steps. Some of the issues for discussion include:

  • Land availability
  • Infrastructure improvements
  • Mass transit
  • Socioeconomic issues
  • Financing resources
  • Development incentives
  • Legislative policy

Participants are encouraged to provide feedback on presentations and share their own ideas, which will help build a shared vision of future housing in Guam and an identification of resources to make it happen.

Who should attend?
Government officials
Nonprofits involved in housing


Joe Diego
USDA Rural Development
(671) 472-7272

Mary Guerrero
Guam Housing Corporation
(671) 647-4147

Caesar Villanueva
Guam Housing Corporation
(671) 643-4143 Ext. 143


  • Guam Housing and Urban Renewal Authority
  • Guam Housing Corporation
  • Micronesia Self-Help Housing Corporation
  • USDA Rural Development
  • U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
  • U.S. Economic Development Administration
  • U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs
  • Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco
  • Office of the Governor of Guam