A fifty-eight (58) unit housing estate constructed by the National Housing Authority in collaboration with the National Social Security and Welfare Corporation in Jah Tondo Town, Brewerville City outside Monrovia for low income earners is yet to be occupied amid reports that the NHA is giving each unit out for US$15,000.00.
The estate, which is constructed on 50 acres of land, is intended for low income Liberians. The National Housing Authority seems to be tightlipped on providing detail despite several visits and calls made by this paper to the entity. But NASSCORP’s Public Relations Manager David Becket, said though the corporation provided funding for the construction, it has nothing to do with how it is offered to the public.
Becket said the collaboration was NASSCORP’s way of helping low income people in Liberia, adding that it is the best way to easing the housing problem most ordinary Liberians are faced with. According to him, the cost of the project is US$1.2 Million.
However, some individuals told this paper that the National Housing Authority (NHA) is giving out one of the housing units for US$15, 000.00 to be paid through a monthly installment of US$200.00 until a tenant formally possesses the facility after full payment.
Others said interested tenants would be required to pay US$2,500 for each unit through a payment scheme of US$200.00 monthly until the NHA management can turn over the unit following complete payment.
National Housing Authority Public Relations Officer T. Maxwell Davies, said he’s not clothed with authority to disclose payment detail and directed this writer to the NHA sales department, but the officer in charge of sales was said to be attending the workshop. When the NewDawn visited the site of the housing estate, the facility was virtually empty even though the units were completed about three months ago.