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8 Cedros families get new homes

A week after coastal erosion claimed two houses at Bamboo Village, Cedros, eight families received their license agreements to occupy new homes from the Housing Development Corporation yesterday.

The agreements, once signed, will allow residents to occupy eight houses at HDC?s Lake View Point Fortin.

The families will stay there for six months, during which time the Ministry of Housing will provide options for permanent resettlement.

In an interview yesterday, Housing Minister Randall Mitchell said he expected that the residents will settle into their homes this week.

He said the HDC will provide transportation to the families so they could move their personal belongings from the dangerous site.

?This morning the families were asked to come to HDC?s offices in San Fernando and managing director Brent Lyons oversaw the process. The residents came with the necessary documents and everything was explained to them. They were given the license agreements and the last update was they were signing the documents,? Mitchell said.

He added that the residents will be taken to view the houses today.

Asked how soon they will be able to move into the houses, Mitchell said, ? For sure they will move this week, either Wednesday or Thursday.

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The HDC will assist in transportation of their items and personal belongings. The accommodation will be for a six month period during which time we will find a permanent solution. Hew added while eight families were directly affected, several other families who live on the periphery will also be accommodated for permanent resettlement.

Councillor Shankar Teelucksingh yesterday expressed relief that residents were getting accommodation.

?It is great they are moving to new homes.

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One hurdle has been crossed at this point so now we have to look towards starting negotiations for permanent resettlement,? Teelucksingh said.

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Resident Charmion Gunness whose entire house fell into a 1,000 feet hole triggered by the coastal erosion, said she was thankful that they were getting assistance.

Two houses collapsed into the ocean on February 27, leaving ten people homeless.

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Since then six other families were forced to evacuate as the lands continued to erode. Geologist Xavier Moonan has recommended that artificial reefs be constructed to prevent further erosion.

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