Posted: Tuesday, February 7, 2023. 5:50 pm CST.
Photo Credit: GOB Press Office
By Rubén Morales Iglesias: The Ministry of Infrastructure Development and Housing (MIDH) is pushing to hand over more houses to deserving and needy Belizeans, said Prime Minister John Briceño and Minister Julius Espat.
The Housing Ministry expects that by March they would have handed over 262 starter homes and are looking to identify more land for housing developments like the Blackberry Ridge Estates in Burrell Boom where last week they handed over 50 homes and expect to build another 50 as soon as the new fiscal year comes around.
“The push now is to identify tracts of land across the country where communities like Blackberry Ridge Estates can be built and developed.”
Prime Minister Briceño echoed Prime Minister George Price when he said that Plan Belize is built around five pillars – Education, Health, Employment, Land, and Housing.
Minister Julius Espat said housing, as per the United Nations, is a fundamental human right.
“The United Nations identifies adequate housing as a fundamental human right defining it as the right to live somewhere insecurity, peace, and dignity. It further clarifies these rights to include security of tenure, adequate conditions, protection against forced eviction, and access to affordable housing. This is what the Government of Belize is doing, this is what the Prime Minister of Belize has given us the mandate to do, this is what we lobby for in Cabinet every Tuesday.”
The MIDH said that they are processing housing applications adding that those persons who fit the requirements (poor, don’t have a house, single parent, disabled, unemployed, or under-employed) may fill out the applications available online here and submit them to any of their offices.
Advertise with the mоѕt vіѕіtеd nеwѕ ѕіtе іn Belize ~ We offer fully customizable and flexible digital marketing packages. Your content is delivered instantly to thousands of users in Belize and abroad! Contact us at mаrkеtі[email protected]еаkіngbеlіzеnеwѕ.соm or call us at 501-601-0315.
© 2023, BreakingBelizeNews.com. Content is copyrighted and requires written permission for reprinting in online or print media. Theft of content without permission/payment is punishable by law.