Citizens urged to take advantage of Adequate and Affordable Housing Project

– application process will come to an end on February 1

– CH&PA to conduct Housing project outreaches

– approach made to get applications closer to communities

– exercises will be held on Saturday at Kitty Market and ‘C’ Field Tarmac Sophia, Georgetown and on Sunday at Plaisance Market, ECD and at La Parfaite Harmonie Primary School

– applicants are advised to walk with: Identification Card, TIN certificate, Land Title (must be under $100,000), Allocation letter, Proof of payment, Payslip or Job letter.

– For pensioners: all pension books must be submitted and self-employed persons will be required to submit proof of income

DPI, Guyana, Thursday, January 24, 2019

The Central Housing and Planning Authority (CH&PA) will be hosting its second Adequate Housing and Urban Accessibility programme outreach over the weekend.

Deputy Director of Community Development, Donnel Bess-Bascom, on Wednesday, told the Department of Public Information (DPI) that the exercises will be held at the Kitty Market and at ‘C’ Field Tarmac Sophia, Georgetown on Saturday from 10:00hrs to 16:00hrs and on Sunday at Plaisance Market, ECD and at La Parfaite Harmonie Primary School from 10:00hrs to 16:00hrs.

Bess-Bascom is urging the public to take full advantage of the housing project which will come to an end on February 1.

Applicants are advised to walk with the following documents – Identification Card, TIN certificate, Land Title (must be under $100,000), Allocation letter, Proof of payment, Pay slip or Job letter. For pensioners, all pension books must be submitted and self-employed persons will be required to submit proof of income.

The Adequate Housing and Urban Accessibility project is sponsored by the Inter-Development Bank (IDB) and implemented by the Ministry of Communities through the Central Housing and Planning Authority (CH&PA).

It is valued at more than $200M and aims to implement Core Home Support and Home Improvement Subsidies. Applications were opened on November 1, 2018, with 250 Core Homes to be constructed and 2,000 home improvement subsidies to be dispersed under the programme.

Bess-Bascom said while persons are responding to the application process, the return rate for application has been tardy. Therefore, the CH&PA made the decision to conduct outreaches in the communities in order to ensure a quicker collection rate of applications as well as enable more persons to apply for their own homes.

“We would have seen a total of 413 applications coming in directly from those outreaches, which has brought us up to a total of 1,770 applications issued across the programme. In terms of the total numbers of applications returned, we are in receipt of 503 applications with an increase of 65 applications in terms of the return rate,” Deputy Director of Community Development Donnel Bascom said.

Ayana George.

Images: Karime Peters.

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