HDC chooses 250 potential homeowners during live random draw

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HDC chooses 250 potential homeowners during live random draw

Two hundred and fifty potential homeowners are now one step closer to owning affordable, government-subsidized homes after they were selected by the Housing Development Corporation (HDC).

They were chosen out of the HDC’s 190,000-plus applicants by random draw, and will soon be screened.

The draw was aired live on TTT on Tuesday morning and included applicants from east, central and south Trinidad.

Housing Minister Camille Robinson-Regis said the live draw was an example of government’s transparency, as it ensures “all applicants have a fair chance of selection.”

They will be considered for the allocation of “two and three-bedroom apartments, townhouses or single-family units at Bon Air North in Arouca, Oasis Gardens, Chaguanas, Carlton Place, San Fernando, Cypress Hill, San Fernando and Lake View, La Fortune, Point Fortin.

All selected individuals will begin screening to assess their eligibility to access and afford housing units under the policies.

Robinson-Regis said the government puts people first, and the 190,000-plus HDC applicants trust that the government can provide “modern, hurricane-proof, aesthetically designed, affordable, well-appointed houses.”

She said for 2023, the HDC has housed 469 families thus far, and it aims to build 3,606 new houses in 2024.
Robinson-Regis said the HDC and the government will continue to show their commitment to providing homes for people free of bias, favouritism and discrimination.