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Ministry of Infrastructure Development and Housing expects to have handed over 262 houses by March

Posted: Tuesday, February 7, 2023. 5:50 pm CST.

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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.

“Between December 2021 and the end of March, the MIDH will have handed over 262 starter homes to Belizeans,” the MIDH said in a statement posted on social media.

“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.

 

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