Friday 16 November, 2018

HDC launches Recovery Service Centre for Greenvale residents

Photo courtesy the Housing Development Corporation (HDC).

Photo courtesy the Housing Development Corporation (HDC).

As recovery and rehabilitation efforts continue in Greenvale following devastating floods almost three weeks ago, the Housing Development Corporation (HDC) has established a Recovery Service Centre for additional support and assistance for affected residents. 

Thecentre, which formally opened on Wednesday , will be operational from 7 am to 7 pm daily in the first instance.

Teams from the HDC will be present to treat with issues related to mortgages and rentals, schedule of repairs of impacted units and general recovery and rehabilitation efforts.

State agencies have also been invited to collaborate with the HDC to offer psycho-social support, provide medical attention and coordinate the replacement of official and civil documents which were lost or damaged. The centre is located at #174 Alpha Avenue.

HDC Managing Director, Brent Lyons indicated that the opening of this centre is the next practical step since some residents still require support to assist them with their recovery efforts.

Lyons said residents have not been abandoned as the HDC has maintained a presence in the community, coordinating efforts and providing support.

"We therefore believe that this centre reinforces our commitment to assist as much as possible with the rehabilitation efforts and we intend to have this centre operational until we are comforted that our support services are no longer required.”

On Saturday, small contractors charged with conducting repairs on the affected units, began their needs assessment exercises.

These repair works include the replacement of kitchen cupboards and doors and re-tiling and are expected to be completed before Christmas.

 

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