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Gov’t ending material grant assistance to hurricane-hit homeowners

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Government is ending the segment of its Housing Recovery Assistance Programme that has been issuing material grants to homeowners since the 2017 hurricanes.

The Material Assistance Grants initiative is being dissolved at the end of this month.

Homeowners had been receiving these grants since November 2017. The grants were in the form of purchase orders raised on behalf of local suppliers.

“[Under the initiative], beneficiaries were able to use these purchase orders to pay for materials needed in the amount of $2,500. However, some beneficiaries have not collected their items with the raised purchase orders hence the deadline of October 31 is given to close the programme so that local suppliers are paid,” explained Tasha Bertie, the Deputy Secretary in the Ministry of Health and Social Development.

A media release from the ministry this week reminded beneficiaries to submit their purchase orders to their identified supplier by October 31 in order to ensure they are honoured.

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  1. Hmmm says:

    What help is the government giving to the expats who apt roof was blown off and lost everything.

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  2. Funny!!!! says:

    Really, what r u end n!?!? I mean how can something end that hasnt even begin. Do a serve and count how much people has since been assisted from that date give until the so called ended date of people get n assistance aid from this corrupt GOVERNMENT

  3. Nonesense!! says:

    Grant coming to an end but yet when you inquire about your grant that was offered to you was told that the budget has already been used!? Someone needs to explain now…….BS!!!!

  4. Concerned says:

    If living in an rented building, ensure that you get renters insurance to cover your belongings

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