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HOUSING MINISTER WELCOMES LIGHTING OF PLAY PARK AT LISAS GARDENS, COUVA

On Thursday (Feb 07, 2019) evening, the Minister of Housing and Urban Development, the Honourable Major General (Retired) Edmund Dillon journeyed to Lisas Gardens, Couva for the official opening of the Lisas Gardens Play Park and the Commissioning of Lights at that venue.   Built in the 1980s, Lisas Gardens is considered to be one

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New City Mall and East Side Plaza gets new Board of Management

The Honourable Major General (Retired) Edmund Dillon, Minister of Housing and Urban Development presented Letters of Appointment to Members of the newly installed Board of Management for New City Mall and East Side Plaza at a ceremony held today at the Ministry’s Conference Room, South Quay, Port of Spain. Mr. Olsen Oliver has been appointed

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MINISTER DILLON TOURS EASTSIDE PLAZA AND NEW CITY MALL

In keeping with his promise to tour the various agencies that fall under the purview of the Ministry of Housing and Urban Development, the Honourable  Major General (Ret'd) Edmund Dillon toured the East Side Plaza and New City Mall earlier this week. Accompanied by Ms. Simone Thorne-Mora – Permanent Secretary and other Senior Executives of Read more

Feature: IDB President’s Award for Service Excellence and Innovation in the Public Sector

  The Ministry of Housing and Urban Development is pleased to announce that it won the President’s Award for Service Excellence and Innovation in the Public Sector. The Ministry’s Housing and Village Improvement Programme (HVIP) was the entry that was selected, which according to the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), successfully met all of the judging Read more

Ministry Wins Award for Service Excellence and Innovation

The Ministry of Housing and Urban Development is pleased to announce that it recently won the President’s Award for Service Excellence and Innovation in the Public Sector.   The Ministry’s Housing and Village Improvement Programme (HVIP) was the entry that was selected, which according to the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), successfully met all of the

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Ministry Launches Formal Investigation Into Allegations of Improper Distribution of Home

The Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Housing and Urban Development has launched a formal investigation into allegations that a member of staff fraudulently offered a family a housing unit in Greenvale Park, La Horquetta.   The Permanent Secretary wishes to underscore that the Ministry has always been transparent and will continue to be transparent when it

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700 persons have been selected and are being processed for the Government’s Aided Self-Help Housing Programme for Financial Year 2017-2018

The Government’s Aided Self-Help Housing Programme is another new initiative of the Ministry, aimed at empowering persons to manage the construction of their own homes with financial and technical support from the state. This programme complements the existing Accelerated Housing Programme (Government-subsidised housing) and targets resident citizens without land as well as those with land.

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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, Read more

46 families benefited from Emergency Shelter Relief Grants in Financial Year 2017-2018

There are times when, because of the uncertainties and unpredictability of life, incidents occur that destroy or seriously damage the homes of our most vulnerable citizens. To this end, the Ministry provides short-term assistance in the form of an emergency relief grant up to a maximum of $15,000 to persons who may have found themselves

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Under the Housing and Village Improvement Programme 30 homes are under construction, while 10 houses are being repaired.

The programme is designed to improve the housing conditions and community facilities of residents in rural and peri-urban areas. The Ministry of Housing and Urban Development has devised the most cost effective and innovative means of improving housing conditions of the most vulnerable. This Housing and Village Improvement Programme was implemented in 2017/2018. Under this Read more