A gush of sewer waste has been spraying from the ceilings of Housing Development Corporation apartments at Building Three, Lady Hailes Avenue in San Fernando over the past month, causing distress to scores of tenants.
Frustrated residents say the waste has made many of them ill and a few elderly people have moved out of their homes.
During a tour of the apartments yesterday, the Guardian got a firsthand glimpse of the suffering of the residents.
The Housing Development Corporation (HDC) says its Health and Safety Officers will conduct an assessment of the building where an 11-year-old child fell in Maloney today.
The HDC issued a statement today saying it is in receipt of information related to the child at its Maloney Gardens housing community.
It says that according to the reports it received, the girl climbed on to the railing of her fourth floor, Building 15 apartment and fell four levels.
The incident occurred early Monday afternoon.
The Trinidad and Tobago Housing Development Corporation (HDC) has confirmed that a man held with weed in a HDC vehicle this morning, is an employee with the HDC.
In a statement issued on Tuesday, the HDC said that it is in receipt of information which indicates that this morning, an employee was stopped on the northbound lane of the Solomon Hochoy Highway, detained and subsequently arrested in relation to the possession of marijuana.
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.
Two voice recordings have emerged, purporting to be a Housing Development Corporation (HDC) employee and the tenant who was evicted from a HDC development in Greenvale for illegal occupation of a home.
Yesterday the HDC said it had launched a probe into claims that an employee illegally gave a house to a family without the proper procedures being followed.
The family was evicted last week.
On one of the voice recordings the voice of a man, who believed to be the HDC employee, and that of a woman, the tenant, can be heard discussing the matter.
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".