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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


Eighty eligible squatters received Certificates of Comfort (CoCs), at a recently held distribution ceremony hosted by the Land Settlement Agency (LSA), an agency of the Ministry of Housing and Urban Development. The ceremony was held at the Diego Martin Central Community Centre, Wendy Fitzwilliam Boulevard, Diego Martin.   A Certificate of Comfort issued by the

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D’abadie was abuzz with excitement and pride yesterday morning, as 82 families received units at a housing distribution ceremony at HDC’s Trestrail Lands Housing Development. Sharing the joy with these families through remarks were the Prime Minister Dr. the Hon. Keith Rowley, Housing and Urban Development Minister the Hon. Major General Edmund Dillon, Member of Read more

Over 100 Families Receive Certificates of Comfort and Statutory Leases

The Honourable Major General (Ret’d) Edmund Dillon, Minister of Housing and Urban Development, today, presented Certificates of Comfort and Statutory Leases to over one hundred (100) eligible squatters.   A Certificate of Comfort is a unique instrument issued by the Land Settlement Agency in accordance with the Act. It gives the recipient an assurance that Read more

Minister Dillon Tours Mahogany Court, Mt Hope

On Septemeber 11, Housing and Urban Development Minister, the Hon Major General (Ret’d) Edmund Dillon and MP for St. Joseph, the Hon. Terrence Deyalsingh toured the Mahogany Court Housing Development located in Mt Hope. Mahogany Court is a Public Private Partnership (PPP) initiative which is expected to be completed in four phases with a total Read more

40 Families Receive Housing Packages at Nepuyo Court

With a couple of days to go before independence, forty(40) families received packages to their very own homes at the Nepuyo Court Housing Development in Malabar, earlier today. The Housing Distribution Ceremony was hosted by the Housing Development Corporation - HDC on the 6.15 acre development located at Henry Peters Road, Malabar, Arima.   Works Read more