News Archive

November 28, 2022

The NHT is Delivering More and we want to keep you up to date on what we've been doing to make homeownership possible.

This year, we've broken ground for new projects, handed over
units to proud new homeowners and made changes to some of our policies geared at…

November 10, 2022
Howard Apartments

Prime Minister Andrew Holness (centre) breaks ground for the new Howard Apartments. He is joined by Dr Angela Brown-Burke, Member of Parliament for St Andrew South Western (second right), Daojiang Chen, Ambassador of People’s Republic of China in Jamaica (second left); Lennox Channer, Chairman of the NHT (third right) and Martin Miller, Managing Director of the NHT (left), and Julian Zhu, Managing…

October 20, 2022

It has come to our attention that some customers have been receiving phishing emails from individuals pretending to work for the National Housing Trust, NHT. These emails contain links requesting customers to login to or download applications to collect contact information for an “upcoming annual promo giveaway” and the processing of refund applications and other transactions.

The NHT wishes to advise that it is not conducting any promotional giveaway neither does the NHT collects information to facilitate refund applications. Refund applications are done via the NHT’s website and mobile app and while notifications are provided…

October 14, 2022

When Constable Owen Graham responded to a call while on duty in December 2019, he did not know his life would change forever. The vehicle in which the officer was travelling met in an accident, leaving his colleague dead and him being paralyzed from the waist down.

The incident has left the 27-year-old devastated, explaining that it has caused him to feel like a prisoner in his current abode, where his father, two sisters and spouse also reside. The house, which he explains is not retrofitted in addressing his disability needs, makes it near next to impossible to move without being lifted.

The Clarendon native said he now…

October 14, 2022

Prime Minister, the Honourable Andrew Holness, led the handing over of thirty keys to newly constructed detached two-bedroom units at Roseneath Park, Old Harbour, St. Catherine on Wednesday October 12, 2022.

The units were developed through Roseneath Developers under the NHT's Guaranteed Purchase Programme.

Balanced and "fairly distributed" were how Prime Minister Holness described the selection of the cohort of beneficiaries for Roseneath Park during his keynote address.

In highlighting certain key data, he revealed that 33% of the selectees were young adults between the ages of 19-35, while 37% were between the…

August 22, 2022

The National Housing Trust (NHT), wishes to clarify its policy decision on interest rate subsidies. Under the new policy, income is the sole determinant of the interest rate subsidy applied to mortgagors. The policy is aimed at ensuring equity and allocation of subsidies where it is most needed, that is, to the lowest income groups and the most vulnerable. The policy is intended for application to new loans.

For some time, the organization has been analyzing the manner in which it allocates subsidies. Under the prior approach, additional interest rate subsidies were applied to special groups. This resulted in persons who fell…

August 19, 2022

The National Housing Trust (NHT), is creating more opportunities to improve access to homeownership for Jamaicans. Periodically, the NHT reviews its strategies to achieve its desired objectives. Through adjustments to some of its key programmes, more contributors will be better equipped to navigate the mortgage market. The NHT’s strategic focus going forward is geared at among other things, a more equitable distribution of benefits and where subsidies and grants are concerned, targeting them to those contributors who need it the most. The NHT’s imperative is the doubling down of its efforts to create more housing solutions for Jamaicans…

August 5, 2022

Prime Minister, the Hon. Andrew Holness on Wednesday, August 3, led the handing over of keys to a new set of Jamaicans at a handing over ceremony for Ruthven Towers, Phase 1.

Ruthven Towers, which is conveniently located in the urban epicentre of New Kingston, is a gated eight-storey apartment building comprising seventy-two (72) one-bedrooms and fourteen (14) two-bedrooms.

During his keynote address, Prime Minister Andrew Holness, expressed that he was particularly elated that a majority of the selectees, approximately 66%, were within the 25 to 40 age range. He also indicated that Ruthven represented less than one percent…