NHA Dedicates 52 Housing Units Today

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National Housing Authority (NHA) will today, Friday, dedicate a 52 three room housing units as phase one of the Ben Town, Marshall Robertsfield Highway, Lower Margibi County Housing Estate Construction.
The housing project is one of the components of NHA Housing Estate, which also formed part of government’s commitment to provide quality housing facilities for its citizens.
NHA Mortgage Officer Lewis Free made the disclosure yesterday at Information Ministry weekly press briefing in Monrovia.
In keeping today’s itinerary, Mr. Free said, President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf will hand over keys to potential home buyers who have already made 20 percent down payment of the cost of each housing unit, thus qualifying them to enroll into a ten-year mortgage program with the Liberia Bank for Development and Investment (LBDI).
When completed, he said, the Ben Town Housing Estate will contain 125 housing units situated on 30 acres of land along the Marshall/Robertsfield Highway.
He said the estate construction project is in fulfillment of the country’s overarching long-term development aspiration, “the Agenda for Transformation (AfT),” which mandated the NHA to expand access to affordable housing for Liberians nationwide.
He said the exercise followed a vigorous bidding process, wherein six Liberian-owned construction companies, including CUSMOS, VERTU, LINK, American Eagles, CJ and Triple “N,” were involved with the construction process.
“Over 682 direct jobs were created with youths accounting for 76 percent of the total workforce, while over 898 beneficiaries of construction workers were also impacted economically,” Mr. Free stated.
Mr. Free explained that 14 health workers have benefited from the NHA home ownership program. He expressed gratitude for their courage, sacrifices, and efforts exhibited by the health workers.
“We are working on providing home ownership to at least 100 more health practitioners, and hope that this can be realized in the shortest possible time,” he said.
He assured the public that the NHA management will continue to enhance home ownership for employees within the healthcare sector.
The Mortgage Officer said the NHA recognized the numerous challenges faced by healthcare workers during the heat of the Ebola crisis and believed that they deserved to be honored by empowering them through a program such as that which the NHA has embarked on.
NHA Managing Director, Samuel Wlue, and two other deputy directors in June this year pledged one month’s salary each to a qualified healthcare worker to own one of its two-bedroom housing units in Brewerville, as part of their respective and collective commitments to empower healthcare workers to own homes.
The three NHA staff commended Dr. Phillip Ireland, describing him as “NHA’s Health Worker Ambassador and an Ebola Survivor,” for his guidance in the formulation of this initiative and commitment in supporting the Liberian healthcare workers to own a home.”

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