St. Kitts – Nevis Citizens Benefit From Housing Improvements

Basseterre, St. Kitts – Nevis
January 24, 2008

The first home of an expansion project for the NEMA starter homes has been completed in record time: Four weeks to be exact.

Originally built to alleviate problems faced by super low income families whose homes were destroyed during the passage of Hurricane Georges in 1998, the homes were deemed a temporary solution to those in need of such assistance.

According to officials at a gathering to mark the occasion, it was never intended to be a longterm solution, as many of the owners had growing families.

Minister of Housing Hon. Cedric Liburd affectionately known as the “Action Minister” said his ministry would continue to ensure that the housing needs of the people of the Federation were met, regardless of their income bracket, maintaining Government’s positive track record.

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Over 200 Homes In St. Kitts – Nevis To Be Improved

Basseterre, St. Kitts – Nevis
January 22, 2008 (CUOPM)

Over 200 of the NEMA Starter Homes constructed following Hurricane Georges in 1998 will be expanded under the NEMA Housing Improvement Project, financed by the Government of Venezuela.

Minister of Housing, Hon. Cedric Liburd said 458 houses were constructed of which 302 were allocated free to occupants and 146 were sold.

The one-room homes were built to provide shelter for persons whose homes were destroyed or severely damaged as a result of Hurricane Georges.

Speaking at a ceremony to mark the completion of the first home under the NEMA Housing Improvement Project, Minister Liburd said of the 458 homes allocated 223 persons requested  assistance to expand their houses and several owners have already sign the necessary agreement with the National Housing Corporation (NHC).

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