Wednesday 26 September, 2018

HDC evicts illegal occupants in Maloney Gardens

The Housing Development Corporation (HDC) has continued with its evictions of illegal occupants at its housing units, with a number of squatters evicted from its housing in Maloney Gardens.

The evictions, executed with the assistance of the protective services, are part of an ongoing targeted programme by the corporation to address the challenge of illegal occupants in its communities. 

The HDC intends to continue these exercises as it works to ensure that families who qualify for and are genuinely in need of public housing, are able to have access to units.

HDC Managing Director Brent Lyons said with the ever increasing numbers of illegal occupancy at its housing units, the Corporation can no longer allow such a situation to continue. 

“The HDC always tries to exercise compassion and understanding for genuine cases. However, the number of illegal occupants has increased over the years and the situation therefore can no longer be tolerated.  

We will continue with this eviction exercise and subsequently repair those previously occupied units so that they can now be offered to deserving home owners.”

The HDC intends to continue its efforts to convert holders of Licence to Occupy (LTO) and Rent To Own (RTO) agreements to mortgages, which can provide the corporation with an estimated $3 billion to complete other housing developments and provide affordable shelter opportunities for qualified applicants. 

 

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