The Central Housing and Planning Authority (CH&PA) has cleared a plot of land at Amelia’s Ward, Linden, for the construction of 60 houses.
Minister within the Ministry of Communities, Valerie Adams Patterson-Yearwood, stated that of the 60 homes, 30 will be flat houses and the other 30 will be on stilts. The Minister made this disclosure while addressing residents at an outreach in the region at the weekend.
The Minister noted that the pre-qualification process for interested persons commenced last week Tuesday; however, she recognises that some persons will not be able to qualify for the houses. As such, a plan is currently being formulated to address the issue.
“This is something we are going to engage the Minister of Finance with, Mayor and town council because there are some persons whose salaries are low and the bank is not qualifying them. We are currently because it is not only in Linden, it is across the country, we are currently looking at a model that we can come up with to satisfy that group of people, we are not closing our eyes and ears on you”, she explained.
Minister Adams Patterson-Yearwood stated that once the construction of at least one house is completed, persons who have qualified for them will be able to take up residence.
Recently, the Minister announced that 40 similar houses will be constructed at Onderneeming, on the Essequibo Coast in Region 2 (Pomeroon-Supenaam). Also, the housing authority is expected to construct an additional 40 duplexes at Perseverance slated to be completed by the end of the year.
(Modified from the Department of Public Information)