27 Beneficiaries Received Cheques from Housing Minister Camille Robinson-Regis at a Ceremony in Bon Air, Arouca
Minister of Housing and Urban Development, the Honourable Camille Robinson-Regis presented Home Improvement Grant cheques to twenty-seven (27) recipients from several communities in north-east Trinidad, at a distribution Ceremony held yesterday, (May 25, 2022) at the Bon Air Gardens Community Centre, Emperor Boulevard, Bon Air Gardens, Arouca.
The Home Improvement Grant Programme forms an integral part of the Ministry’s Housing initiatives. The aim is to assist as many low-income families as is feasibly possible, despite the current economic challenges facing the country. Since its inception, the Programme has been able to assist thousands of qualifying families across Trinidad to effect critical repairs and upgrades to their existing homes and in so doing improve their living conditions.
In her address, Minister Robinson-Regis told the recipients that, “We are giving you a step-ladder of opportunity to improve your homes, to live with greater dignity, to improve your standard of living and quality of life. Now,
I know the cost of construction material would have increased. I know this grant will not cover all your expenses. It’s ‘a help’ but it’s also a reflection of our belief in you, in your ability to match or surpass our contribution to make your home a better place. That’s why it’s called the Home Improvement Grant”.
The Minister also stated that the number of recipients receiving their cheques is a sample representation of the total number of eighty (80) beneficiaries air-marked to receive Home Improvement Grants in the coming weeks. Minister Robinson-Regis told the audience that, “the Ministry has recently processed eighty (80) Home Improvement Grants for distribution, to the value of one million, five thousand dollars ($1,005,000).
Also in attendance, were the Minister in the Ministry, the Honourable Adrian Leonce, Permanent Secretary Claire Davidson-Williams, Deputy Permanent Secretary Nirmala Ramlogan, and Hermian Smart-Findlay, Manager of the Housing Programme, Facilitation and Implementation Unit at the Ministry of Housing and Urban Development.