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The African Development Bank has approved a capacity-building

initiative for the National Housing Authority.
According to an official of the NHA, the capacity-building will mainly
target the Technical Services Department and the Information
Technology or IT Unit respectively. It is expected to take effect in
May 2016.
Public Affairs Officer T. Maxwell Davies said the Capacity-building
initiative is currently being negotiated with Cities Alliance to
further enhance the competence of staff of the NHA.
Mr. Davies indicated that the Liberia Bank for Development and
Investment or LBDI is presently providing mortgage loans to
beneficiaries of the housing programs of the institution, saying the
total mortgage loans financed by the LBDI to date were about forty
beneficiaries, while additional One Hundred and Thirty mortgage loans
are in process.
The National Housing Authority is the Agency of the Government of
Liberia, established by an Act of the Legislature on April 7, 1960, to
initiate, plan, and implement housing development programs nationwide.
Consistent with the GOL’s quest to improve the livelihood of
Liberians, the NHA is focused on the provision of affordable housing
through innovative housing development programs that involve both
intra-Governmental partnerships and actors from the private sector.
National Social Security and Welfare Corporation or NASSCORP Village
Housing Estate has constructed and dedicated Fifty-Eighty three bed-
room housing units as Phase II of the NASSCORP Village Housing Estate
located in Brewerville City, Montserrado County, with funding by the
National Social Security and Welfare Corporation during the period
under review.
The Total units completed to-date is Ninety-Three Two and Three
bed-room units).
When completed, the estate will consist of Twenty Hundred and Fifty
housing units.
During Phase I, Fifty three bed-room standalone housing units were
completed, with funding from the government. The construction of
additional Twenty-Eight housing units is currently underway as Phase
II. The Total units completed to-date is Fifty-Two.
When completed, the estate will consist of One Hundred and Twenty Five
housing units.
The NHA is also in partnership with the Ministry Of Health to
construct and facilitate the mortgage of One Hundred three bed room
housing units for one hundred health workers in eight counties.
The procurement process is currently underway.-Edited by George Barpeen

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