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In fulfilling its mandate, the Housing Agency of Jamaica (HAJ) completed 2,086 housing solutions in fiscal year 2012/13.

This was disclosed by Minister without Portfolio (Housing), in the Ministry of Transport, Works and Housing, Hon. Dr. Morais Guy, during his contribution to the 2013/2014 Sectoral Debate in the House of Representatives, on May 21.

Among the housing solutions completed were: the Hills of Boscobel in St. Mary (196 solutions); Belle Air, Phases 1 and 2 in St. Ann (860 solutions); Mount Edgecombe, Phase 4, in St. Ann (325 solutions); and the Hague Relocation in Trelawny (180 solutions).

“Completion of the projects at Belle Air brings to closure that Operation PRIDE project that had remained incomplete for years in St. Ann,” Dr. Guy said.

He informed that the project at Hague accommodated persons relocated from within the town of Falmouth, where the land was needed for facilities associated with the new cruise ship pier.

“The project is managed by the Urban Development Corporation (UDC) with financing provided by the Petro Caribe Fund,” he added.

The Housing Agency of Jamaica is the premier housing arm of the Ministry and has been integral in lifting the standard of living for many Jamaicans.

The entity is charged with, among other things, providing reasonably priced housing solutions, and regularising and upgrading select informal settlements through social intervention and infrastructural development.

Contact: Latonya Linton

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