St Kitts and Nevis: The National Housing Corporation (NHC) on Friday, March 3, 2023, was delighted to announce that it is set to revolutionize the housing sector with the rollout of the largest housing initiative in the history of the island nation, including a blueprint for first-time homeowners.
The first phase of the programme will begin shortly, with the construction of 600 houses to be completed by the end of this year, totalling 2400 over a duration of five years.
This affordable smart homes initiative launched by the government of St Kitts and Nevis in collaboration with NHC is one of the most desirous socio-economic reforms in St Kitts. It was established with optimism to enrich the citizens through the ownership of homes and contribute towards their upward mobility.
The process has started with reviewing applications of citizens and reconfiguring 1, 2 and 3 bedroom architectural designs homes. As per the information provided by the government of St Kitts and Nevis, these SMART Homes will be modernized as well as will have access to solar energy and water cisterns or water storage tanks, which has never before been witnessed in the NHC affordable homes.
The aim of this new housing plan is focused on restoring confidence in the minds of working-class citizens of the country who may have lost hope of owning a home. The government stated that to raise the standard of living, and the government must do so from an economic standpoint.
Furthermore, it also informed that another significant aspect of this housing project is that it seeks to stimulate the economy of St Kitts and Nevis by providing employment opportunities for the citizens.
The government announced that the application process for home ownership, heavy equipment operations, contractors etc., is open to all citizens of St Kitts. This movement for SMART Affordable Housing is in huge demand and will be utilized as a tool to restrict the existing and anticipated inflated prices because of limited supply.