540 families benefited from Home Improvement Grants in Financial Year 2017-2018
The Ministry of Housing and Urban Development is mandated to provide Home Improvement Grants to low income households in order to effect critical home repairs. The Housing Policy Facilitation and Implementation Unit (HPFIU) of the Ministry, administers this grant to eligible persons once all the criteria have been met.
The specific purpose of this grant, is to equip low income households with the necessary funding to conduct basic structural repairs, which will enhance their living conditions, maintain the national housing stock, and reduce the annual demand for new homes. The grant of $15,000.00 is awarded to resident citizens of Trinidad and Tobago whose gross household income does not exceed $5000 monthly, and who can show proof of legal land tenure or permission to occupy.
For the financial year 2017- 2018, a total 540 families received Home Improvement Grants.