Repair works will soon begin on homes in Oropune Gardens following floods in October.
The homes are being refurbished by the Trinidad and Tobago Housing Development Corporation (HDC).
Plans have been approved for work to begin next week.
The Housing Development Corporation (HDC) is making it clear that it does not accept money to expedite the allocation of housing.
In a statement issued Tuesday the HDC says there are over 180,000 applicants on the public housing database.
It says that this figure reflects the increasing demand by low and middle income families for Government-subsidised housing.
It notes that this demand for housing may expose the public to incidents of fraud where applicants may decide to pay cash to nefarious individuals in the hope of expediting their housing application.
Some 400 families need to be relocated from the Housing Development Corporation (HDC) project in Wellington, Debe. That directive is contained in a 119-page report submitted to the Government since 2015. Three years later, no move has been made to relocate residents who have been forced to live in unsafe structures, some of them with gaping cracks in their walls.
The Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Housing and Urban Development has launched a formal investigation into allegations that a member of staff fraudulently offered a family a housing unit in Greenvale Park, La Horquetta.
A statement by the ministry says that "the Permanent Secretary wants to underscore that the ministry has always been transparent and will continue to be transparent when it pertains to matters that fall within its purview and wishes to assure the public that it has never and will never condone corrupt practices".
On the night Natisha Sorzano, her husband Atiba and their two sons moved into a home at the Housing Development Corporation’s (HDC) Greenvale Park last August, they went to the nearby La Horquetta Police Station to let officers know they would be moving into the area.
The Ministry of Housing and Urban Development says that by the end of this fiscal year 30 new housing units will be completed and distributed to qualifying residents at Samuel Cooper Road, Fifth Company, Moruga under its Home Village Improvement Programme (HVIP).
Ten other home improvement works will also be undertaken, while infrastructural and drainage works have already started in the community and residents will also be provided with a new Community Centre earmarked for the next fiscal year.