Lands are currently being cleared at Millie’s Hide Out, Mackenzie, Linden, for the development of a government housing scheme, which will see 1000 homes being constructed for young professionals. This is part of the administration’s housing drive to empower residents with home ownership. An investment of $400 M has been made into the project. This was recently announced by Vice President Bharrat Jagdeo, during a recent outreach at the Watooka Guest House. “We have started clearing the area already, that is $400 M………the land is being cleared and we will build 1000 homes there,” the VP told residents.
The announcement about the 1000 homes was made in January 2021, by President Dr. Mohamed Irfaan Ali, during an outreach to Linden. Last year, the government allocated 400 house lots to resident which formed part of the development of Phase Four Amelia’s Ward. The infrastructure to access these lands is currently being developed. In addition to the 1000 homes, 40 additional young professional homes, 18 of which were recently handed over, are being constructed.
Chief Executive Officer of the Central Housing and Planning Authority (CHPA), Sherwyn Greaves, said these schemes will have all the necessary amenities and services to ensure inclusiveness. “When that is done, you will see roads, medical facility, you will see schools. So, we just started here in Linden, and over the next few months and years, there will be much more to come, houses and other infrastructure,” he said.
Last week, the Home Construction Assistance Programme was launched in Linden and over 300 residents expressed interest in benefiting from initiative.