Minister of Housing and Urban Development
The Honourable Penelope Beckles, MP
On Wednesday 19th August 2020, the Honourable Penelope Beckles, was appointed Minister of Housing and Urban Development.
As Minister of Housing and Urban Development, she oversees the Government’s home improvement, subsidized housing, monitoring and evaluation, land settlement, regularisation of tenure of squatters and urban development policies and programmes.
In this portfolio, Minister Beckles also has responsibility for statutory boards, agencies and other bodies which fall under this Ministry such as the Trinidad and Tobago Housing Development Corporation, Rent Assessment Board, Land Settlement Agency, New City Mall, East Side Plaza, Sugar Industry Labour Welfare Committee, Urban Development Corporation of Trinidad and Tobago (UDECOTT) and the Trinidad and Tobago Mortgage Finance Company Limited.