NEXT year, some 2,500 citizens in low income communities will benefit from improved housing conditions whereby 250 families will receive free core homes while others will receive improved housing infrastructure.
The programme, Adequate Housing and Urban Accessibility Programme (AHUAP), is being made possible by the government through a US$30M loan from the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB).
It is being executed by the Ministry of Communities through the Central Housing and Planning Authority (CHPA).
The programme commenced in 2018 and will run for five years, targeting communities in Georgetown; West Bank of Demerara; villages of Recht Door Zee, La Parfaite-Harmonie, Westminster; and Lust-en-Rust and Onderneeming.
It will also be implemented in South of Georgetown up to Diamond/Grove and to the East Coast of Demerara up to the village of La Bonne Intention.
To this regard, members of religious organisations and other community bodies were invited to attend an AHUAP stakeholder sensitisation meeting on Thursday at the Regency Suites Hotel.