BASSETERRE, ST. KITTS, January 11th, 2018— The Hon Eugene Hamilton, Minister with responsibilities for the National Housing Corporation (NHC), has promised to deliver 300 homes to citizens across the island of St. Kitts and is committed to bring this to fruition. As 127 homes in Phase 1 of the Unity Housing Solution Program come to completion, we will see the commencement of another set of homes in Phase II of said Program.
Some of these homes in Phase 1 are completed, while others are in the semi-finished and finished stages. The estimated completion time for Phase 1 is mid March, 2018. Upon completion of these houses, keys will be handed over to welldeserved families in each Parish. In November of 2017, 15 homes were handed over to new homeowners in Cayon, during a significant ceremony to mark the first set of houses to be delivered under the UHS Program.
A number of lots have already been identified and cleared for Phase II of the UHS Program. In its forecast, 173 houses will be completed and delivered to new homeowners before the end of 2019. Mrs. Elreter Simpson-Browne, General Manager at NHC said, “What we do is provide houses for our citizens, primarily the indigent and infirm.
Because we are committed to all of our citizens, we extend the housing assistance to persons who want a little more than what NHC offers and so we fostered a Public Private Partnership (PPP) with several of our lending institutions to make this possible.” Management and staff at NHC are pleased with the progress of construction and are elated that we can continue to raise standards for our citizens.