What happens after the application has been received?
- Information from the completed application form is entered into a database
- Applicants then receive a reference number, username and password. The reference number identifies the applicant(s) on the database. The username and password allow applicant(s) to login to their account to view and/or make changes to their application information as and when necessary
- The status of the application remains unchanged until the application is selected in a supervised, computerized random draw
How is someone selected for a home?
- Once the HDC identifies a housing development that is almost near completion, a supervised computerized random selection draw is conducted. Every application has an equal opportunity of being selected during this process. Salary range of the applicant(s), number of housing units available and, cost of units are just some of the weights used to determine the applicants that will be selected in any given draw.
- Based on the selling price of the units, The Trinidad and Tobago Mortgage Finance Company recommends the salary ranges applicable to accessing a mortgage
- Selected persons are contacted by the HDC and invited to attend an assessment interview. At time of interview, applicants will be required to submit financial and legal documents, which will be identified in a letter
- Applicants found to be eligible, are then sent to the Trinidad and Tobago Mortgage Finance Company for a mortgage assessment
- Following the mortgage assessment at TTMF, a listing is done of all suitably qualified persons
- Letters of offer are then made for to these persons
- Once the units are completed and ready for distribution, the keys are handed over to the respective homeowners
- Applicants who are unable to access mortgage arrangements may be considered for the rent-to- own option or a rental unit.
- An applicant always has the option to decline the unit they have been allocated and formally request that their application be ‘untagged’ and return to the pool of applicants in the database for selection in subsequent draws.
The Home Improvement Grant (HIG) Programme forms part of Government’s holistic housing plan. Under this programme, the Ministry would provide a maximum of $15,000 to qualifying applicants to carry out approved repair/improvement works.
- All applications are entered into the Ministry’s database and a random draw is used to select prospective applicants;
- Successful applicants are invited to attend an assessment interview to determine the veracity of their application;
- Supporting documents and a detailed estimate of the cost of repairs will be required;
- Applicants who are incapacitated, can make a request for interviews to be conducted at the applicant’s home or curbside at the Ministry’s office.
- A technical officer of the Ministry will visit the applicant’s premises throughout the process to ensure the approved work is being done in accordance with a legally signed Agreement;
- Funds will be disbursed in two (2) tranches, 50% on commencement and 50% when half of the repairs have been satisfactorily completed.
ATTENTION ALL LAND SURVEYORS AND GEOMATICS PROFESSIONALS
INVITATION TO REGISTER
The Land Settlement Agency (LSA) seeks to improve living conditions of beneficiaries in selected squatter sites by regularising the layout, allocating lands for non-residential use, upgrading physical infrastructure and providing security of tenure.
The LSA is seeking to register licensed Land Surveyors and Geomatics Professionals to undertake Topographic, Engineering, Aerial (including LiDAR) and Cadastral (inclusive of perimeter and sub-division / General Plan) Surveys.
Applications will be based on the ability to satisfy minimum pass/ fail criteria regarding the following areas within the guidelines established by the LSA.
- General Background And Organisation
- Statutory Certification (e.g. B.I.R, N.I.S etc.)
- Experience and References
- Technical Capability (Personnel and Equipment).
Applicants must submit a completed Registration Questionnaire. The Questionnaire can be collected from the Corporate Secretary, Land Settlement Agency, Monday to Friday (excluding Public Holidays), between the hours of 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the LSA’s Office, Orange Grove Road South, Orange Grove Estate, Tacarigua, beginning Monday 24th July, 2017. The Information Package can also be accessed by clikcing on the link below.
Application documentation must be submitted in a sealed envelope marked:
“Registration of Land Surveyors and Geomatics Professionals
Land Settlement Agency (2017)”
and addressed to the Corporate Secretary, Land Settlement Agency, Orange Grove Road South, Orange Grove Estate, Tacarigua and deposited in a specially marked Box located at the Corporate Services Unit, no later than 2:30 p.m. on Friday 18th August, 2017.
Registration Documents will be opened publicly at 2:45 p.m. on Friday 18th August, 2017 at the Land Settlement Agency’s Conference Room, Orange Grove Estate, Tacarigua.
LATE APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.