Jearlene John HDC head Jearleen John is maintaining a desperate need for housing is the reason for the clearing of lands

But today Deputy Political Leader of the Congress of the People Wendy Lee Yuen says many people need housing, and so the HDC should take blame for not attending to the problem in the past. 

Ms Lee Yuen said based on statistics, more than half of the population was still trying to get a new house.

Speaking on this morning’s Power Breakfast programme, the former agricultural advisor said the housing policy was outdated.