Sixty Dominican families have received keys to their new homes as part of the nation's 'Housing Revolution' initiative. Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit handed over the keys to 30 families in Grand Bay and to another 30 families in Jimmit.
The Housing Revolution project is fully financed by Dominica's Citizenship by Investment (CBI) Programme and aims to build thousands of hurricane-resistant and affordable homes for middle-income households. All housing units are built to the highest standards and can withstand natural disasters. The initiative aligns with the island's commitment to become the world's first climate-resilient nation, as pledged by Skerrit following Hurricane Maria in 2017.
The Grand Bay project is housing 138 people, including 80 children aged under 16.
Over a thousand homes have been constructed under the Housing Revolution project, accredited to funds generated by the island's CBI Programme. The Programme enables wealthy investors and their families to obtain Dominican citizenship once donating to the Economic Diversification Fund or buying into selected pre-approved real estate options.