Housing lottery begins for Lombard St residents

-under relocation plan

One of the residents who lost everything in the fire which destroyed six homes in the Lombard Street fire. The 23-year-old porter said he was at work when his girlfriend called to say that the house was on fire.

At 9 am today, the Central Housing and Planning Authority (CH&PA) is due to hold the first housing lottery for Lombard Street squatters as part of a long-awaited relocation plan.

According to a press release from the CH&PA, 20 of the 49 families will today be allocated land at Prospect, on the East Bank of Demerara.

Following the allocations, the CH&PA, in collaboration with the Food for the Poor (FFP) organization, will spend the next 10 weeks constructing homes for the families…..

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