Housing Authority has now commenced allocation of its Tacirua East Subdivision Phase 1A lots targeted to low-income earners.
However, Acting Chief Executive Officer, Mr Jagdish Prasad said the first priority would be given to the former Namara settlers who had been living in the area prior to its development in 2009.
“They had voluntarily moved out to allow development works to commence. At that time, there were approximately 180 settlers,” he said.
“Because they had willingly left we promised them that when the development was completed, Housing Authority will provide the opportunity to them to buy a lot on the condition they were eligible to do so.”
Mr Prasad said the Authority, in honouring its commitment to the former settlers placed a Public Notice in the Fiji Sun last Saturday (06/09/14).
“We are also following up with letters through the postal addresses they had provided and utilising the Authority’s social media accounts to disseminate the message as widely as possible,” he said.
“Given that there are over 4000 customers waiting specifically for our Tacirua East lots from 2004 to May 2014, we cannot wait indefinitely for those former settlers to come forward with their required documents. We are strongly urging them to come and see us as soon as possible.”
The Authority is offering attractive incentives such as helping customers to access Government’s Housing Assistance Grant (HAG) of $10,000 towards the construction of their first home; free standard house plans; and VAT refund on a maximum loan outlay of $120,000 of combined land purchase and house construction subject to conditions laid down by the Fiji Revenue Customs Authority.
There are over 400 lots at Phase 1A whose average cost is approximately $28,000 with an average area size of 280 square metres.