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186 house for Hurricane Sandy victims completed

Monday, December 24, 2012 | 4:37 PM    

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KINGSTON, Jamaica - Over 180 houses promised to victims of Hurricane Sandy have been completed.

186 homes were built as a collaborative effort among the Housing Ministry, Food for the Poor and the Jamaica Defence Force’s Engineering Unit, the ministry said in a statement today.

Initially the initiative would see 20 houses built in each constituency for approximately 1,200 needy persons over a year. However, that plan changed since the passage of Sandy when it was decided that 500 houses will be built in the worst-affected areas, most in the island’s eastern end.

Eastern St Thomas received the most houses with 50, followed by Eastern Portland, 46 and Western Portland, 31.

The remaining houses were spread across constituencies in those parishes as well as St Mary.

The outstanding houses under the initiative should be completed by the end of January the ministry said.

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