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How Our Homes Affect Our Health

Long before the coronavirus began to impact daily life, we at Habitat knew how important it is for families to have somewhere decent to live. Now, staying at home and staying healthy is even more critical, to prevent the spread of COVID19 in our communities. But people are not going to stay safe at home
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Republic Bank Construction Technology Manual 2021

We are celebrating the first print run of the Construction Technology Manual, field-tested by volunteers and trainees during our hands-on and online sessions in 2020! Republic Bank came on board at a critical juncture to ensure that our families and stakeholders had access to the latest information and techniques for single-family home construction.  This capacity-building
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The Housing Need in Trinidad and Tobago & Habitat’s Programme Priorities

In 2019, Trinidad and Tobago’s Ministry of Housing & Urban Development estimated that some 200,000 people, about 19% of the population, lived in informal settlements. The waiting list for government-subsidized housing at that time was approximately 139,000 people, some waiting for up to 25 years. The main housing demand stemmed from socio-economic inequity and population
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Upcoming Training Sessions – 2021

Tuesday 23 February 2021 – Financial Literacy (via Zoom) 5-6 pm Learn about the Habitat programme and how we can help you get on the path to a strong and self-reliant future! To register and find out how you can join the next training event, call 398-7643/7381 or 675-1222 and email homeowners@habitat-tt.org https://zoom.us/j/94916308431?pwd=Uk9HMTNEZU5rRGV3eDdhdjZUSG5oQT09 Meeting ID:
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Cashew Gardens Community Green House Opened

“Doing it for the next generation!” “Everything that we do at Cashew Gardens, we include our children,” said Roslyn George-Mitchell at the Commissioning Ceremony for the community’s solar-and-wind-powered greenhouse, designed to promote sustainable income-generation for the residents of the Couva-Tabaquite-Talparo Corporation. “We know and we understand that they are the future.” This is the impetus
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Habitat Membership Programme – A unique opportunity for support

Membership Benefits:  Entitlement for one calendar year, renewed annually Individual Benefits: Annual subscription – $100 adults, $50 under 16yrs 10% discount on tickets for special events Free access to two (2) Habitat Training Ssssions Free building approval guidance – One (1) Two-hour Session Early-Bird Access to Habitat events and projects Covenant partners can have tax
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Seeta Sahatoo

The Habitat family extends our deepest condolences to the Sahatoo family on the passing of our former Administrative Assistant and Volunteer Seeta Sahatoo.  Her sudden passing just after Christmas was a devastating loss to all of us.  We remember her smiles, her laughter, her quick wit and her unbridled passion for life. Her organisational skills
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Compliments of the Season

Despite the challenges of 2020, Trinidadians and Tobagonians continued the annual tradition of sharing as much as they could with vulnerable families and communities.  Xtra Foods, Tru Valu, PLNL, FEEL and Republic Bank answered our call with generous hampers for several communities. Thank you to our generous donors!              
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Change of Address – but not location!

The San Juan/Laventille Regional Corporation and the Trinidad and Tobago Postal Corporation embarked on a wide-scale address improvement project within the municipality. They have issued our UPDATED postal address with a format in line with international standards, complete with a six-digit postal code. Please note: Habitat for Humanity Trinidad and Tobago 22 El Socorro Road
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July – September Newsletter 2020 online!

In this edition: Trinidad Systems Limited Foundation – TSL is celebrating 40 years of service in Trinidad and welcomed this collaboration with Habitat in serving a family. Habitat hosted 62 volunteers over 6 builds contributing 606 hours. This home was dedicated at the end of September 2020 Community Response to COVID19 – In this unprecedented
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World Habitat Month 2020

Housing is a fundamental human right. As a global entity, we continue to champion this right, especially for the vulnerable. Habitat has positioned itself to advocate for simple, decent, affordable housing, and we are mindful that Covid-19 has had a very devastating effect on people living in inadequate housing conditions. If we are genuinely trying
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Through shelter, we empower Trinbagonians families. ¡Join us!