JIS News

Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Portia Simpson Miller handed out the first set of keys and certificates of ownership to beneficiaries of the Longville Park Phase III Housing Scheme in Clarendon on Wednesday, February 20.

Approximately 882 families will benefit from new housing solutions constructed at a cost of $4.8 billion.

Among the beneficiaries were 168 low income earners, who received subsidised rates for their units from the National Housing Trust (NHT), totalling approximately $127 million; 20 young professionals, who fall between the ages of 25 and 40; and a person with a disability.

The NHT also approved 165 home grants of $1.2 million each, to help lower income contributors to purchase solutions. These grants were given to persons earning a maximum of $10,000 weekly.

The Prime Minister, who has portfolio responsibility for the NHT, outlined that special consideration was given to certain categories of applicants, inparticular, the most vulnerable, in an effort to assist them in becominghomeowners.

“The Trust has improved the standards of living for many Jamaican families through this investment.