Public Private arrangements will be utilised to offer these new housing

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Wallerfield, La Brea, Princess Town and Chaguanas. Public-Private arrangements will be utilised to offer these new housing solutions. Another approach will be to make home ownership more affordable through a review of current mortgage rates in order to facilitate housing loans. Further, existing housing programmes such as the Rent-to-Own Programme will be continued as these programmes also aim to meet the housing needs of low income families. This programme particularly addresses the needs of low income families who do not qualify for mortgages including the indigent. Security of tenure will also continue to be provided for approved squatting communities.
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Strategic Initiatives/Actions 3.2 Ensure access to decent housing Apart from measures to increase the housing stock, measures to improve access as well as the quality of homes will continue to be undertaken. In so doing, existing housing programmes, such as the Accelerated Housing Programme, will be improved to ensure better targeting, accountability and management. A minimum standard of housing will be established in order to ensure that low income families have decent and comfortable dwellings, with basic amenities that uphold fundamental human dignity. Baseline standards will be established in areas such as environmental sustainability, land use, design and architecture. Further, the Housing Grants Programme will continue, in order to help low income families undertake necessary upgrades to their homes. 3.3 Reintroduction and reformation of the Rent Restriction Board to curb continuous increases in rent and ensure the rights of tenants The Rent Restriction Board will be re-established with the intent to standardise features of rental units in line with the Occupational Safety and Health Act, building codes, affordable rent values and other basic rights for tenants. This will help with land tenancy issues within the private sector. Goal 4: The Healthcare System of Trinidad and Tobago will be sustainable and modern and deliver higher standards of healthcare There are three main areas of focus for the health system in the short term. These are: the sustainable funding of the system; maintenance of health infrastructure; and ensuring that policies and standards are adhered to towards better service delivery. Establishing a mechanism to sustainably finance the health system is critical to ensuring continued services to citizens. Developing and implementing a comprehensive maintenance plan for all health facilities will also be critical to modernising the system. Healthcare modernisation will ensure that ageing equipment and infrastructure (including ICT) are maintained and upgraded and new systems are institutionalised towards improved service delivery and improving operating efficiency where necessary.
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