Construction of four new affordable home in Cayman Brac is under way.
The Sister Islands Affordable Housing Development Corporation will oversee the West End project that is set to be completed at the end of next year. Twelve affordable homes have already been built in the immediate vicinity.
Minister of District Administration Moses Kirkconnell said the affordable housing project would provide families with the opportunity to own a home, which they would not be able to do otherwise.
“As well as giving the new homeowner a tremendous sense of accomplishment, affordable housing also provides jobs, benefits local businesses, and helps to create communities that will continue well into the future,” Mr. Kirkconnell said.
“Every Caymanian wants the peace of mind that comes with safe and affordable housing but tough economic conditions have made it increasingly difficult for lower income families to find genuinely affordable housing in Cayman Brac.
“This investment will make sure high quality affordable housing is within the reach of working families, and I trust that the new occupants will help to make this development a strong and vibrant neighborhood,” he added.
District Commissioner Ernie Scott said creating more housing would make a positive difference in the lives of families in need and would also help to stimulate the local economy by employing four Cayman Brac contractors.
Building contracts for one-, two- and three-bedroom homes were awarded to B&M Construction, Dixon Construction, DSS Contractors and McLean Construction after an open tender in June.