HDC

Six HDC procurement officers sent home

The Hous­ing De­vel­op­ment Cor­po­ra­tion (HDC) fired six pro­cure­ment and con­tract as­sis­tants in or­der to “out­source” their jobs to a sin­gle yet un­named con­sul­tant.

Among those dis­missed is Car­rie-Ann More­au, the woman at the cen­tre of the sex­u­al mis­con­duct al­le­ga­tions made against for­mer sport min­is­ter Dar­ryl Smith.

The oth­er of­fi­cers are Camille Le Gen­dre, Al­lan Gour, Lisa Shar­ma, Abi­o­la Clarence and Af­ta Jem­mot-Bharath, ac­cord­ing to doc­u­ments ob­tained by Guardian Me­dia.

Fraudsters now using fake Facebook profiles of HDC executives

The Housing Development Company says that a number of fake social media profiles of executives and senior members of staff of the HDC have been recently created.

According to the HDC, these profiles use bonafide images of the executives and staff members and engage individuals, through online platforms, in an effort to defraud them of their hard-earned money.

The HDC says it is aware of the fraudsters’ efforts and has transferred all information to its security department for transmission to the Fraud Squad of the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service.

Sewer leaks distress Embaccadere residents

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.

HDC's Health and Safety officers to assess Maloney building

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. 

HDC to cooperate with police on employee held with weed

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.

HDC reiterates it does not accept money to expedite housing

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.

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