Tobago’s homeowners continue to benefit from the support of the Tobago House of Assembly (THA).
Close to 500 people have received assistance for home improvement support from the THA in the current fiscal year. Secretary of the Division of Settlements, Urban Renewal, and Public Utilities, Clarence Jacob, indicated the total cost was close to six million dollars.
“Recipients for the Home Improvement Grant for 2018/2019, to date, number 266. For the Home Improvement Subsidy we have 29 recipients, for the Home Completion Grant we have 60 recipients, and for the Beneficiary Owned Land, we have 130 recipients at a total of five million, eight hundred and eighty-eight thousand dollars,” Jacob said.
The maximum amount persons can receive for the Home Improvement Grant is $15,000, while the Home Improvement Subsidy is $20,000, the Home Completion Grant is $20,000 and the Beneficiary Owned Land is up to $50,000.
Jacob said this figure represented an increase of more than 1.4 million dollars from the amount disbursed in 2017-2018.