News Archive

February 16, 2021

February 11, marked the dawn of a new era in the lives of several contributors of the National Housing Trust (NHT) who are now landowners having received their letters of possession at a handing over ceremony of seventy serviced lots at Windcrest Hills, Hellshire, St. Catherine.

Acknowledging the importance of housing to the well-being of individuals, Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Andrew Holness, in delivering his keynote address, assured that his administration continues to prioritise the provision of accessible and affordable housing.   

“The NHT has recorded impressive levels of housing starts and housing completions…

December 16, 2020

“Stop buying avocado toast if you want to buy a home”

The most controversial statement of 2017? Maybe not. Controversial enough to infuriate millennials globally...definitely. Australian developer and 35 year-old multimillionaire Tim Gurner sent tongues wagging when he quipped that millennial homeownership goals were being thwarted due to their penchant for store bought ‘pear and bread’. Persons were not having it, why?

It discredits the effort of so many millennials making sacrifices to break into the housing market while still trying to balance everyday expenses and debt repayment.

The…

July 27, 2020

Said no child ever, but as we millennials approach the twilight zone, reality is quickly setting in. Whether we like it or not, an upgrade to Adulting 2.0 is inevitable. For some it’s marriage, for others its finally choosing the right pet, but for most it means the pursuit of homeownership.

It’s a journey often described as complex, so we sought the help of Financial Blogger Gillian Jackson, to lay this crooked path to your own set of keys straight. A Senior Business Advisor with the Jamaica National Group, @MsGillyJ as you perhaps may know her by her Twitter handle, has been serving course after course of financial and wealth…

May 27, 2020

Life happens and when it does, it sees our entire world falling apart. The arrival of this pandemic, Covid-19, has shown just that. Several persons have, within the last few months, perhaps endured the sickness, lost a family member or friend to this grave virus, or may have even lost their job, their only source of income. The latter can be a very harsh reality, as job loss often leaves us vulnerable, incapable of adequately providing for our families, amidst mounting bills and debt. One major bill that often falls into arrears during harsh financial crisis is your mortgage payment. It sends persons into intense depression, as they…

March 17, 2020

The National Housing Trust, NHT, wishes to advise that it has temporarily suspended its ‘NHT Mobile’ operations immediately. In addition, aspects of its marketing activities have been placed on hold until further notice. The NHT operates its mobile office from Linstead, Papine and Portmore on Tuesdays, Wednesday and Saturdays, respectively. These services will resume once it has been deemed safe to do so.

In the meantime, please be reminded that our online services are effective channels for doing business with us. The NHT facilitates some contributions and mortgage payments online via the ‘NHT Online’ portal on our website, www.…

March 11, 2020

Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses that are known to cause illness ranging from the common cold to more severe diseases such as Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) and Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS). The novel…

January 23, 2020

The National Housing Trust (NHT) invites interested persons to submit proposals to purchase Unity Farms; 282 hectares (697 acres) located just 1.3 kilometres outside of Highgate, St. Mary.

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December 6, 2019

December 4, 2019, marked a new era in the lives of  52 residents of Westmoreland and their families,   who were recipients  of National Housing Trust, NHT housing solutions in the new Darliston Grove and Shrewsbury communities.

These new homeowners were the first to benefit under the National Housing Trust’s Intergenerational Mortgage programme which was announced by the Prime Minister in March of this year.

In delivering the keynote address, the Prime Minister highlighted that these solutions were a testament to the Government’s resolve and unending commitment  to deliver 23,000 housing starts under the NHT’s four-year…