The Housing Authority will send a team to Levuka, Ovalau to access the demand for housing today.

The announcement comes after the Housing Authority senior management met with PAFCO executives late last year to assess the demand by the community to extend its development plans into the old capital.
Commenting on the announcement chief executive officer, Alipate Naiorosui said, “The team is being sent to establish the demand for affordable housing in the area but also to ascertain the eligibility and income range.”

A housing feasibility study is the first step taken by the Housing Authority before it plans to establish a new housing sub-division. The results of the quantitative analysis allows the Housing Authority to comprehensively understand the need for housing in any given area, the income range and affordability of its residents and the type of housing models that would be suitable for the area.

The demand survey is in line with Housing Authority’s commitment to meeting Pillar 6 of the Peoples Charter for Change, Peace & Progress and will support local businesses and industry by providing its employees with affordable and quality housing including rental flats. The Housing Authority has an existing sub-division on the island – Draiba Estate.

The team will return on Thursday, 17 February. They are scheduled to make visits to the PAFCO management & workers and civil servants on the islands.

Housing Authority invites all interested citizens on Ovalau to contact the visiting team to fill out the demand survey forms.

THE HOUSING AUTHORITY OF FIJI
For more information, please contact Dwain Qalovaki on 999 3915 or dqalovaki@housing.com.fj

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