Got TIPS or BREAKING NEWS? Please call 1-284-442-8000 or Email ALL news to:newsvino@outlook.com; ads call 1-284-440-6666                               Tune into 90.9FM from 04 September until 12 October for the 2019 Caribbean Premier League: visit www.cbnvirginislands.com for more information: 1 284 340 3461
Press Release From Independent Source

VI Housing Programme expands Scope of Assistance

Beneficiaries sign their agreements to assist them repair their homes with the BVI Housing Recovery Assistance Programme Coordinator, Alisia Browne in June 2019. Photo: Ronnielle Frazer/GIS
Minister for Health and Social Development, Honourable Carvin Malone engaged a multi-stakeholder meeting to review the Housing Recovery Assistance Programme in April 2019. Photo: Adrianna Soverall/MHSD
Minister for Health and Social Development, Honourable Carvin Malone engaged a multi-stakeholder meeting to review the Housing Recovery Assistance Programme in April 2019. Photo: Adrianna Soverall/MHSD
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Qualified contractors, building materials suppliers and construction professionals are being directly engaged as the Housing Recovery Assistance Programme expands the scope of assistance offered to homeowners.

Assistant Secretary for the Ministry of Health and Social Development, Ms Alisia Browne stated that revisions have been made to the programme and that the Ministry of Health and Social Development will directly engage with these persons for the delivery of all new approved projects.

Beneficiaries have had to identify a contractor on their own behalf in the past, however, following a series of multi-stakeholder meetings with the Minister for Health and Social Development, Honourable Carvin Malone (AL) in April, a decision was made to engage the professionals to get as many residents in homes that are water sealed and habitable.

A total of 122 beneficiaries have been awarded under the Housing Recovery Assistance Programme. Persons who are experiencing challenges with repairing their homes and properties or are following up on already submitted applications are asked to telephone the Housing Recovery Assistance Programme at 852-7746 or 852-7782.

The Ministry of Health and Social Development aspires to provide a caring and integrated system of health and social services that facilitates human development and quality of life in the Virgin Islands.

Leave a Reply



Create a comment


Create a comment

Disclaimer: Virgin Islands News Online (VINO) welcomes your thoughts, feedback, views, bloggs and opinions. However, by posting a blogg you are agreeing to post comments or bloggs that are relevant to the topic, and that are not defamatory, liable, obscene, racist, abusive, sexist, anti-Semitic, threatening, hateful or an invasion of privacy. Violators may be excluded permanently from making contributions. Please view our declaimer above this article. We thank you in advance for complying with VINO's policy.

Weather


Follow Us On

Disclaimer: All comments posted on Virgin Islands News Online (VINO) are the sole views and opinions of the commentators and or bloggers and do not in anyway represent the views and opinions of the Board of Directors, Management and Staff of Virgin Islands News Online and its parent company.