Housing Authority to partner with Food for the Poor to build homes for squatters

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The Central Housing and Planning Authority (CH&PA) is expected to sign an agreement with one of its partners –Food for the Poor Guyana –to build homes for squatters residing at Broad Street, Georgetown.

Chief Executive Officer of the CH&PA, Lelon Saul told reporters recently that the agreement will be signed within this month for the construction of 20 homes.

“At Prospect [East Bank Demerara], what you will see is approximately 100 housing units; among those will be 20 will be allocated to persons from Broad Street,” he said.

Within June and July, the Housing Authority is hoping to complete a total of 138 homes at Prospect and also open up new lands for housing.

The Broad Street Squatters were previously promised lands at Barnwell located at Mocha on the East Bank of Demerara.

Following protests from Mocha residents who claimed they were not consulted, the Ministry of Communities said the squatters will be moved to Cummings Lodge.

A statement from the Central Housing and Planning Authority had reported that some 56 families reside in that area.

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