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Housing Ministers Bring Hope and Christmas Cheer to Deserving Recipients of the Ministry’s Housing and Village Improvement (HVI) Programme in South and East Trinidad

The Minister of Housing and Urban Development, the Honourable Pennelope Beckles and Minister in the Ministry of Housing and Urban Development, the Honourable Adrian Leonce presented keys to twenty-two (22) deserving recipients at a ceremony held yesterday (December 21) at the Bon Air Community Centre in Bon Air West, Arouca. This is in addition to Read more

Over 1200 home improvements grants valued at $6.92Mn have been processed and disbursed in fiscal 2021, to deserving families whose gross monthly income does not exceed $5,000.00

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 Programme 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

The Minister of Housing and Urban Development, the Honourable Pennelope Beckles met with a delegation led by Roi Chiti, UN-Habitat Hub Coordinator for the Andean Region, at the Ministry’s office in Port of Spain on Friday 03 November, 2021.

The Meeting followed a webinar which took place earlier on November 01, entitled Public Spaces in Trinidad and Tobago: accessibility, safety and opportunities for social integration. The Ministry’s Permanent Secretary, Mrs. Claire Davidson-Williams made a presentation at that forum on behalf of the Honourable Minister. The discussions centred around an initiative of the United Nations Read more

Housing Minister Pennelope Beckles attends official opening of Playpark in Tobago

The Honourable Pennelope Beckles recently attended the official opening of the Coral Gardens Community Park led by THA Assemblyman for Buccoo/Mt. Pleasant, the Honourable Ancil Dennis. The Playpark was developed in partnership with the Settlements, Urban Renewal and Public Utilities Division of the Tobago House of Assembly and corporate sponsor, Warner Construction and Sanitation Limited, Read more

Housing Minister Pennelope Beckles hosts a Meeting with UN Women

The Honourable Pennelope Beckles recently hosted a meeting with UNWomen representatives, Tonni Ann Brodber and Je’nille Maraj, at the Ministry’s Conference Room, 44-46 South Quay, Port of Spain.   The discussions centred around a number of areas of mutual understanding and interest regarding gender focus strategic priorities, specifically data collection and statistics to support advocacy Read more

70 Former PETROTRIN Employees to Receive Residential Lots

On Tuesday 07 September, 2021 the Ministry of Housing and Urban Development, in collaboration with the Ministry of Energy and Energy Industries hosted a Live Public Draw for prospective recipients of the PETROTRIN Residential Lots Programme. The event was broadcast live on TTT at 10:00am from the Ministry of Housing and Urban Development’s Main Conference Read more

Housing Minister Pennelope Beckles distributes keys for Mailboxes to residents of Demerara Heights Housing Community

On Saturday 28 August, 2021 the Minister of Housing and Urban Development, the Honourable Pennelope Beckles, distributed keys for mailboxes to residents of Demerara Heights Housing Community at the Wallerfield Activity Centre.   The Settlements and Community Relations Department of the Housing Development Corporation of Trinidad and Tobago is spearheading this Mailbox System initiative, which Read more

Housing Minister Pennelope Beckles turns the Sod for Phase I of the Government’s Residential Lots Programme for former employees of PETROTRIN

On Friday 20 August, 2021 the Minister of Housing and Urban Development, the Honourable Pennelope Beckles, turned the sod for Phase I of the PETROTRIN Residential Lots Programme at the Glenroy II site, in Princes Town. This Residential Lots Programme was launched in 2020 for former employees of PETROTRIN who were terminated in November, 2018, Read more

Housing Minister Pennelope Beckles presented keys to new home to the Burke Family who lost their home and loved ones in recent fire

Earlier today, the Minister of Housing and Urban Development Minister, the Honourable Pennelope Beckles, presented keys to a three-bedroom HDC apartment located at Vieux Fort, St. James to Jenille Rodriguez, mother of the children who perished in the fire. Troy Burke and Jenille Rodriguez suffered an unimaginable tragedy on July 28, 2021 when they lost Read more

Minister Pennelope Beckles distributes cheques to deserving applicants under the Home Improvement Grants Programme

On Friday 06 August, 2021 the Minister of Housing and Urban Development, the Honourable Pennelope Beckles presented cheques to ten (10) beneficiaries, under the Ministry’s Home Improvement Grant Programme (HIG), at a distribution ceremony held at the Arima Community Centre, Anglican Street, Arima. The recipients of this grant allocation are from East Trinidad. The Home Read more