In an effort to distribute housing units as soon as they are completed, the Housing Development Corporation (HDC) distributed keys and housing packages to 71 families (including members of the protective service and defence force) on Monday August 13. These housing units in developments located at Lake View/La Fortune, Point Fortin; Hubertstown, Guapo and Pier Road, La Brea.
In his remarks, newly-appointed Minister of Housing and Urban Development, Major General (Ret’d) Edmund Dillon provided an update on some of the HDC’s accomplishments which included the completion of 7 housing developments which provided a yield of 1,856 units, commencement of 8 new projects and the allocation of 2, 500 homes over the last 3 years.
In delivering the Feature Address, Prime Minister, Dr. the Honourable Keith Rowley affirmed Government’s commitment to implementing innovative programmes to provide affordable home ownership opportunities to qualified persons on the housing database. The Prime Minister also announced the Government’s intention to float a housing bond.
Also witnessing the housing distribution were Mayor of the Borough of Point Fortin, His Worship Abdon Mason; MP for La Brea, Nicole Olivierre; Minister of Local Government and Rural Development, Senator the Hon. Kazim Hosein; HDC Chairman, Newman George; HDC Managing Director, Brent Lyons and other members of the community,
The HDC remains committed to completing stalled and ongoing projects so that qualified applicants in all areas can have a place to call home.