Twenty-four units will be ready for occupation in the first week of August, enabling several new families to move into their new homes at the Georgetown Settlement in Portsmouth. Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit, Minister also responsible for Housing, made the announcement at a recent visit to the site in Portsmouth.
He stated that decisions have been made for allocations of these homes to over one hundred and thirty- six families of the two major housing sites of Georgetown and Cotton Hill in Portsmouth.
The Housing Minister said that the beneficiaries will receive letters of commitment from Government in the upcoming weeks. He stated, “We have started to issue letters even before the home is completed because we know many families that are experiencing great anxiety.” He believes that the distribution of letters will allow the families to “know where they stand” in relation to owning their new homes within the next few months.
According to the Prime Minister, “Weather elements, climatic conditions hurricanes, seismic activity have been taken into consideration in order to grant a sense of safety for the occupants”. He further stated that additional residences, commercial buildings, government complex, centre for performing arts and cultural activity are also in store for that site.