Work soon to begin on more low income homes

Basseterre, St. Kitts, Monday, 5th April, 2019, ( – Mortgage Manager at the National Housing Corporation, Camilia Williams, has given some assurance to the applicants for low income homes around the island, that new houses are under construction and will soon be available to those who have been seeking government assistance.

She said this week while on a local radio program that some 300 homes are projected to be completed shortly. But she explained that 152 are still under construction and that another 119 have been “signed out”.

She said the term “signed out” means that the prospective home owners have affixed their signature to the necessary documents as a precondition to taking possession of the new houses.

In relation to the houses under construction, Williams said that the houses are spread out across all nine parishes in St. Kitts and are at different stages of construction.

But the Mortgage Manager indicated also that the final decision of the board of directors is being awaited before construction work can begin on the remaining 29 houses to complete the target of 300.

It was disclosed that houses built by NHC normally takes roughly 4 months to be completed.

Successive governments have shouldered the financial burden of building low income homes to help empower nationals and to address the high housing demands from citizens.