The Trinidad and Tobago Housing Development Corporation takes its mandate of providing housing very seriously. That is why the HDC has committed itself to delivering one hundred new homes per week to citizens across Trinidad and Tobago.
To date, the Corporation has opened the doors for new homeowners in:
HDC Fairfield Estate, Princes Town
HDC Cashew Gardens North, Carlsen Field
HDC Exchange Estate, Couva
HDC Greenvale, La Horquetta
HDC Mora Heights, Rio Claro
The distribution of homes takes place across the country as families are unlocking the keys to sustainable, well-managed, communities every day.
The 100 HOMES WEEKLY porgramme will soon take place in the communities of:
HDC Oasis, Chaguanas
HDC Cypress Gardens, San Fernando
HDC La Fortune, Point Fortin
HDC Cumana, Toco
HDC Four Roads, Diego Martin
The citizens who will take up residence in these spaces are as invested in the well-being of the place as much as the government. It is hoped that their financial contribution—every instalment they make—will add to their sense of ownership and pride in their homes.
The ideas that underpin the new approach are clear and holistic. They are
- Deliver on the supply of houses
- Unlock housing developments that were stalled for a number of years
- Provide affordably priced and quality homes
- Improve accessibility through rental and rent to own programmes
- Implement a land for the landless programme
Since 2010, the keys to 6,000 homes have been handed over to applicants; some of whom have been awaiting this moment for over 30 years. Thirty housing sites with the potential to create more than 7,000 homes have been unlocked; another 7,548 are expected to be market ready within the next two years.<
But there is more to the development of communities than merely supplying houses. Consider the services and infrastructure needed to make any place self-sustaining and desirable: schools, community centres, medical centres, police and fire stations. All these and more have been taken into account in the on-going effort not just to put roofs over heads, but to ensure that those dwelling in these areas are afforded the best possible lifestyles. Think also of what it means to genuinely take ownership and responsibility for the place you live in. If it is well cared for, if it is clean and attractive, its value increases. This is a very real benefit to the home-owner.<
The HDC remains focused on providing communities of which all stakeholders can be proud and share in the comfort and well-being offered.<