Committee: Housing, Transportation & Telecommunications


Date: Friday, June 18, 2021

Time: 9:00 AM

Committee; Housing, Transportation & Telecommunications

Chair: Senator Marvin A. Blyden Vice-Chair: Senator Genevieve R. Whitaker

Location: Earle B. Ottley Legislative Hall St. Thomas


The Committee on Housing, Transportation and Telecommunications has scheduled a meeting to take testimony on homeownership options in the Territory and cybersecurity. In addition, the Committee will hear from the Bureau of Information Technology, Virgin Islands Housing Finance Authority, and representatives from the Banking Community.
Block I
A discussion of cybersecurity needs and practices in the territory as it relates to confidential information and records kept by the Government of the Virgin Islands
Invited Testifier:
Rupert Ross, Director, Bureau of Information Technology

Lunch 12:00 PM-1:00 PM

Block II 1:00-4:00 PM
A discussion of homeownership options in the territory with emphasis on financial assistance for first-time home buyers, refinancing options, mortgage loans, and homeownership education programs
Invited Testifiers:
Daryl Griffith, Executive Director, Virgin Islands Housing Finance Authority

Valdamier Collens, Senior Vice-President, First bank VI

James E. Crites, President & CEO, Merchants Commercial Bank

Ms. Kimme Bryce, Area Director, USDA Rural Development

Brice McLaughlin, SVP, Loan Officer, NMLS, First Liberty Mortgage Co., LLC

Michael Brock, Senior Vice-President,and Area Manager – Michigan, Flagstar Bank


Jun 18 2021


9:00 am


Earle B. Ottley Legislative Hall
Charlotte Amalie
Senator Marvin A. Blyden


Senator Marvin A. Blyden
(340) 774-0880
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