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Some people in informal settlements earn $50k & rent out houses- Kumar

Some people in informal settlements earn $50k & rent out houses- Kumar

By Iva Danford
Thursday 17/09/2020
Minister for Housing, Premila Kumar

The Minister for Housing, Premila Kumar says they have found people living in informal settlements who are earning more than $50,000 and some living in informal settlements have rented their property elsewhere.

She also reveals that some people have built houses in informal settlements and have rented it out.

Kumar says this was identified through research they conducted which shows there are now more problems in the informal settlements.

The Minister further says they would like to help people who are vulnerable and need homes.

Kumar says the Ministry for Housing is now reviewing the policy on lot allotment in informal settlements.

She says this will help them decide who gets a lot when they upgrade the informal settlements.

Kumar adds they will be conducting a public consultation as they want to get people’s views before it is implemented.

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