The Trinidad and Tobago Housing Development Corporation (HDC) has vehemently denied the accusations that it uses its files to canvass residents.
The HDC said it took note of comments made by Mayor of Chaguanas and Chaguanas East’s UNC hopeful, Vandana Mohit, which appeared in the online version of the Guardian newspapers on Monday July 13 and titled “Mayor accuses the PNM of using HDC files to canvass residents.”
According to a press release from the Corporation, as a state agency, they adhere to the strictest standards of confidentiality as it relates to clients’ information.
“Ms. Mohit’s accusation therefore is unfounded given our policy and our approach to client information and data. Notwithstanding, the HDC will conduct an internal investigation on this matter.”
The Corporation said it should also be noted that over the last few years, the HDC has, through public education campaigns, denounced attempts to defraud clients and use their personal information.
Therefore the HDC will not participate in any activity which utilises client’s data for a purpose other than that which the organisation is mandated to do.