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Celebrating 24 Years of Partnerships

As we mark 24 years of service in Trinidad and Tobago, Habitat for Humanity takes this opportunity to express our sincere appreciation and gratitude for the support of the national community.  

@Home With Habitat – January 2021

The first Newsletter of 2021 features stories on our transition to virtual training and the triumphs of our communities over the challenges of the pandemic. Enjoy!  

Proman and Republic Bank – Partners in Community Projects

Habitat for Humanity® Trinidad and Tobago welcomed the Minister of Housing and Urban Development to the Celebration of the Proman and Republic Partnership in Santa Cruz.  The Honourable Pennelope Beckles (MP) was high in praise for the donors and the non-governmental organisation’s initiative. She lauded the collaborative nature of the project, which gathered support from
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International Women’s Day 2021

On this 2021 celebration of International Women’s Day, we salute all the women working at Habitat for Humanity, led by Jennifer Massiah.  From Guyana to Trinidad and Tobago, Jennifer has served the majority of her working life with humanitarian causes.

IV Housing and Habitat Forum – Registration is now open!

What is it? The IV Housing and Habitat Forum is the only multi-actor space in the sector in the region that seeks to share, collectively reimagine, and build the new reality of housing and cities. In this event, we will bring together government authorities, international organizations, local governments, academics, entrepreneurs, investors, financiers, civil society, community leaders, and
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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 09 March 2021 (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: 949 1630 8431
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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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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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Through shelter, we empower Trinbagonians families. ¡Join us!