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Gov't says it's pushing for low income housing solutions

Published:Friday | January 18, 2013 | 1:29 PM

Transport, Works & Housing Minister, Dr. Omar Davies says the government will be pursuing a number of initiatives to make housing available for low income earners.

He said he will be collaborating with charity group Food For The Poor and other organisations including the private sector.

Dr. Davies has also mandated officials in the ministry to establish an inventory which would capture all the entities responsible for housing and its attendant services, noting that the current situation is untidy.

Meanwhile, minister without portfolio in the ministry, Dr. Morais Guy, said Jamaica’s housing problems requires a multi-sectoral approach.

He explained that all the ideas posited would be explored in order to come up with a comprehensive plan to address the needs of the sector, mindful of the fiscal constraints and environmental considerations.

He said a working group will be established which will consider and work on decisions that will ultimately form the basis for a policy position.

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