News Archive

November 28, 2023

One hundred and forty-four (144) housing units are to be constructed in Tivoli Gardens, West Kingston, as part of the National Housing Trust’s (NHT) Community Renewal Programme. Construction for the development, named Royal Estate, was marked by a groundbreaking ceremony on Friday (November 24).

During his keynote address, Prime Minister, the Most Honourable Andrew Holness, emphasised that the development of Royal Estate “represents hope and opportunity and embodies the…

November 28, 2023

“No is not never. Just keep trying.”

Those were the sentiments expressed by Sherry-Ann Pryce, one of the newest homeowners at the NHT’s Hummingbird Meadows (Phase 2) located in Clarendon.

The 33-year-old said it was her seventh time applying for one of the NHT’s units, but she had hope and confidence that the seventh time would be her breakthrough because, after all, ‘seven is God’s perfect number.’

The Senior Teacher at Jonathan Grant High School, St Catherine, admits that her faith kept her resilient and focused. She said that though she applied and was not selected on six different occasions, she had no…

November 15, 2023

Young Jamaicans represented the majority of recipients of keys and letters of possession for land during the National Housing Trust’s (NHT) combined handover ceremony for Hummingbird Meadows Phases 1&2 and Monymusk Country Estate Phase 2, Clarendon on Friday ( November 10).

The handing over of the keys and letters of possession, was led by Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Andrew Holness.

During his keynote address, Prime Minister Holness revealed that 81 per cent of the new mortgagors for Monymusk were from the 25 to 40 age group. A similar age range represented more than 70% of the new mortgagors at Hummingbird Meadows.…

November 7, 2023

The following persons are being asked to make contact with the Office of the Assistant General Manager, Human Capital Management Department by writing to or by calling (876) 929-6500-3

  • Peggy Beckford
  • Robert Bloomfield
  • Rudley Chambers
  • Dave Hamilton
  • Claudette McKay
  • Eloise Peynado
  • Jean Roberts
  • Dahlia Thompson-Smith

This is in relation to your pension benefit.

October 3, 2023

The National Housing Trust, NHT, has made improvements to the Housing Microfinance Loan Programme which allows contributors to access financing from approved credit unions towards a wide range of housing related expenses.

The changes which took effect Monday September 25, 2023 include an increase to the facility's maximum loan limit and qualifying wage ceilings.

The changes were announced by Prime Minister Andrew Holness during his keynote address on Wednesday, September 27, 2023, at a handing over ceremony for 35-one bedroom units and 42-Serviced Lots for Phase 1 of the NHT's Windsor Hills development in Spicy Hilly,…

October 1, 2023

Forty-seven-year-old, Tricia Hylton can remember vividly the moment she broke down in tears, after her last application for a Serviced Lot at NHT’s Steelfield Housing Scheme was not successful. She was discouraged and lost hope in the process, vowing to never apply for another NHT scheme unit or lot again.

“But my Aunt Stephanie said something to me. She said, ‘don’t worry yourself, it is not your time yet. Something will come,” she reminisced. Those words were poignant and gave Tricia a renewed hope and confidence that her time would come, and it would be great.

So, when applications opened up for Windsor Hills, Trelawny…

September 29, 2023

The National Housing Trust (NHT) has increased the number of partner mortgage institutions through which qualified contributors can access their NHT mortgage benefits.

NHT contributors who earn more than 30,000 weekly, as well as contributors who require additional funding to their NHT loan entitlement, can now have their NHT loan processed at one of 10 partner mortgage institutions under the External Financing Mortgage Programme, EFMP. The 10 partner institutions are: COK Sodality Credit Union, National Commercial Bank (NCB), The Bank of Nova Scotia Jamaica Limited, JMMB Bank Jamaica (Limited), JN Bank Limited, The Victoria…

August 15, 2023

Prime Minister, the Most Honourable Andrew Holness on Friday, August 11, 2023, led a ground breaking exercise for Sheffield Palms, the National Housing Trust’s, NHT, newest housing development in Retreat, Westmoreland. The 113-unit housing project is being developed in collaboration with Sheffield Palms Developers Limited under the NHT's Guaranteed Purchase Programme (GPP). Upon completion, 60 of the units will be available to the NHT for its contributors. 

Partnership, was the theme of the Prime Minister’s keynote address as he encouraged developers to pursue the Guaranteed Purchase Programme.…