On Wednesday May 17, Housing and Urban Development Minister, Randall Mitchell and his Cabinet colleague, National Security Minister Edmund Dillon presented keys to thirty-one members of the protective services who met the requirements for Government-subsidised housing in fulfilment of the government policy of 10% allocation to that group .
This presentation took place at the Port of Spain office of the Housing Development Corporation or HDC.
In his remarks to the new home owners and to members of the Joint Protective Services, Minister Mitchell indicated that “in 2007, the then government recognised the importance of the protective services to the national community and the need to ensure secure, safe and proper accommodation for those service members in need of housing. As a consequence, government approved the allocation of 10% of all Government-subsidised housing to members of the Protective Services.”
In 2008, the Ministries of Housing and National Security developed a mechanism for the fair, transparent and inclusive allocation of housing to members of the protective services which gave birth to the Joint Protective Services Housing Committee. This Committee operated until 2010 until it was disbanded by the incoming government.
Minister Mitchell stated that fairness, transparency, equity and inclusion are important now as it was back then, and thus earlier this year, the Joint Protective Services Committee was reconvened.
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