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More new homes for Sandy victims

HIT HARD: Hurricane Sandy claimed both homes and lives when it moved through Jamaica in October

THE REMAINING 314 homes for Jamaicans affected by Hurricane Sandy are to be handed over by the end of this month.

In a recent interview, the Director for the Jamaica Emergency Employment Programme (JEEP), Lucille Brodber, said some 186 houses have been delivered to people living in the Jamaican parishes of St Mary, St Thomas and Portland and that work is continuing to deliver the other housing units to families.

The Government is funding 50 per cent of the cost of the units, while Food for the Poor is providing the other 50 per cent.

In early December, the Government announced that the Jamaica Defence Force's engineering regiment was assisting in the construction of the units, in a bid to speed up the process.

The project, which began in November, is being jointly undertaken by the Ministry of Transport, Works and Housing and Food for the Poor.

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