National Housing Trust

The NHT is a public sector enterprise reporting to the Office of the Prime Minister. The National Housing Trust was established in 1976 to address the need for a financial institution that could mobilise additional funds for housing and ensure that those funds are available to more Jamaican families at rates below the traditional markets rates.

The institution was given a broad mandate:

  • to add to and improve the country's existing supply of housing;

  • to enhance the usefulness of the funds of the Trust by promoting greater efficiency in the housing sector.  

In 2007, JSIF entered into discussions regarding the implementation of the Inner City Housing Project in Federal Gardens under the Inner City Basic Services Project (ICBSP) these negotiations are ongoing.