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Ministry of Housing and Urban Development

The Ministry of Housing and Urban Development (MHUD) is responsible for the formulation and execution of Government’s policy in the Housing and Urban Development sector. The Ministry operates as facilitator in the implementation of those policies through its various units and affiliated agencies.

The Honourable Pennelope Beckles, MP was appointed Minister of Housing and Urban Development on August 19, 2020.

As Minister of Housing and Urban Development, she oversees the Government’s home and village improvement, subsidised housing, land settlement, regularisation of tenure of squatters and urban development policies and programmes.
In this portfolio, the Honourable Pennelope Beckles also has responsibility for statutory boards, agencies and other bodies which fall under this Ministry such as the Trinidad and Tobago Housing Development Corporation, Land Settlement Agency, East Port of Spain Development Company, New City Mall, East Side Plaza, Sugar Industry Labour Welfare Committee and the Trinidad and Tobago Mortgage Finance Company Limited.

The Honourable Adrian Leonce, MP was appointed Minister in the Ministry of Housing and Urban Development on August 19, 2020.

Mrs. Simone Thorne-Mora Quinones, assumed duty as Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of Housing and Urban Development on January 15, 2016. Prior to this appointment, she served as Deputy Permanent Secretary (Defence and Protective) at the Ministry of National Security from October 2015 to January 14, 2016 and Deputy Permanent Secretary (Infrastructure) at the Ministry of Education from April 2014 – October 2015.

Ms Nirmala Ramlogan, assumed duty as the Deputy Permanent Secretary (ag.) at the Ministry of Housing and Urban Development on July 1, 2020. Ms Ramlogan has spent her career motivating individuals, so as to inspire their development and in so doing promote the well-being of the nation. In this regard, Deputy Permanent Secretary (ag.) Ramlogan has spent most of her professional career in the Human Resources field, shaping and moulding those she has come into contact with.