Four ECD families receive keys to new core homes

Homeowner receiving keys and accompanying documentation to new core home


“This programme has been a long-term partnership and it’s not the first, we had before the Hinterland Housing Programme and now under this program, some 360 families will benefit”.

The IDB Country Rep. stressed the fact that the programme aim is to enhance the quality of life for vulnerable families in a holistic way as the various components deal with all-round development of communities.

AHUAP is an IDB-funded programme, aimed at improving the quality of life in urban and peri-urban Georgetown through better access to adequate housing and basic infrastructure for low-income populations, and through improved accessibility and mobility services. In addition to the Core Home initiative, another aspect of AHUAP is the Home Improvement Subsidy, which sees beneficiaries receiving a $500,000 grant in the form of materials to make much-needed repairs to their homes. AHUAP also prioritizes the safety of women and girls by conducting Women’s Safety Audit (WSA) workshops to properly plan infrastructure development in target communities.

The programme previously encompassed communities from Georgetown to Grove on the East Bank of Demerara, up to La Bonne Intention on the East Coast of Demerara and Westminster, Onderneeming, Recht-Door-Zee, Lust en Rust, and Parfaite Harmonie Phase II on the West Bank of Demerara. The Ministry expanded the boundary in 2021 to include nineteen communities on the East Coast of Demerara, stretching the boundary to Victoria. (Ministry of Housing and Water Press Release)