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U.S. Virgin Islands STEP Emergency Home Repair Program


St. Thomas & St. John, USVI

Completion Year



United States Virgin Islands Department of Housing 


Community Disaster Recovery after Hurricanes Irma and Maria

Project Summary

In September 2017, just 14 days after Hurricane Irma battered the Virgin Islands, Hurricane Maria made landfall. The Category 5 storm devastated the densely- populated St. Thomas and St. John islands, destroying thousands of homes and leaving residents without shelter. In response, the USVI DOH instituted the FEMA-funded STEP Emergency Home Repair Program.


SLS was selected as the prime contractor of initial phases to restore homes and clear debris. SLS succeeded in returning over 1,500 families to their homes.

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