Government has partnered with Food for the Poor to build more housing units for the most vulnerable
Prime minister Andrew Holness has announced that the government has partnered with Food for the Poor (FFP) to build additional housing units for the most vulnerable in Jamaica.
During the handover of a two-bedroom house in Berkshire, St. Catherine, on Thursday, Mr. Holness said the organization has the building supplies and the technology, as well as the expertise to construct the dwellings.
He added that the New Social Housing Programme (NSHP) is well run with acceptable procedures.
Mr. Holness highlighted the stringent assessment process for social housing units, emphasizing that recipients are thoroughly evaluated to ensure genuine need.
He also emphasized the importance of a credible land ownership system, asserting that government funds are only allocated for construction after land ownership is secured and verified.