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Wednesday, June 17th, 2015. Aaron Humes Reporting: The Ministry of Housing and Urban Development is rarely heard from but they continue to work at solving the problems of Belizeans in acquiring and maintaining proper housing. Delton

Today it embarked on the creation of a policy on establishing social housing for the country. We attended the consultation held at the Belize Biltmore Plaza and spoke to CEO in the Ministry Denton Belisle, who says the two-day event is the start of making the Ministry more able to make better and efficient housing available for all Belizeans.

The consultants attached to the project come from the German agency for international cooperation.

We also asked Belisle about the process for obtaining housing grants for repairs from the Ministry and he said they are available, in small amounts, but application and approval is controlled by the elected area representatives.

According to Belisle the Ministry works with politicians of both stripes.

The exact amount of the housing grant is not known.

The creation of the new policy will take about three months.

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