The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development allocated more than $100 million to improve public housing projects in Puerto Rico.

The executive director of the Puerto Rico Federal Affairs Administration, Juan Eugenio Hernandez Mayoral, said that the budget was determined by the U.S. government's Capital Improvement Program with the aim of building, repairing, renovating and modernizing public housing on the Caribbean island.

Hernandez Mayoral said in a press release that the main objective of the allocation is to improve energy efficiency and to replace pipes and electrical systems to make public housing units economically sustainable.

"This allocation of federal funds will help us to make substantial improvements in the infrastructure of public residential (housing) and will help protect and preserve these units so that Puerto Rican families may enjoy a safe home and have a better quality of life," Hernandez Mayoral said. EFE