The National Housing Trust (NHT) is slated to spend a record $57.7 billion on the provision of housing solutions this year.
NHT Board Member, Nesta-Claire Hunter, said that the sum is the largest programmed expenditure in the entity’s 45-year history.
She was speaking during the handover ceremony for the NHT’s Twickenham Glades housing development in St. Catherine on Wednesday (December 1), where she represented Board Chairman, Lennox Channer.
Mrs. Hunter also advised that the NHT has surpassed the minimum 23,000 housing starts that were targeted for delivery by March 2021.
Mrs. Hunter said the NHT is also seized by the importance of facilitating the establishment of modern, suitable, safe, and functional communities.
Noting that Twickenham Glades is an “expertly designed scheme”, Mrs. Hunter said it is evident that significant time, commitment and effort were invested in transforming the land on which the development is located into the resulting community.
She pointed out that this would not have been possible without key partnerships and thanked the various stakeholders for contributing to the project’s realisation.
Twickenham Glades, which comprises 110 two-bedroom single-storey duplex houses, was developed on five hectares (12.21 acres) of land located along the westbound side of Mandela Highway in Twickenham Park, St. Catherine.