Saint Lucia Launches $10 million National Housing Assistance Programme

Saint Lucia Wednesday launched a $10 million National Housing Assistance Programme (NHAP) funded by the Republic of China (Taiwan). The Department of Housing and Local Government will implement the initiative to assist the underprivileged by improving their living conditions. NHAP will identify and create an inventory of households with the most urgent housing needs, assess their priority, design suitable assistance packages, and disburse them in the form of technical assistance, building material and/or labour grants. Prime Minister Philip J. Pierre told the launch that the NHAP is part of his administration’s promise to put people first. ‘Putting people first is