Tobago Housing Development Programme

The Tobago House of Assembly (THA) recognises the need for affordable housing in Tobago and has created the Tobago Housing Development Programme to assist first-time home buyers.  Houses are constructed by the THA and offered at cost price to eligible citizens of Trinidad and Tobago who are resident in Tobago.

Do I qualify?

To be eligible for this programme, you must:

  • Be over the age of eighteen (18)
  • Be a citizen of Trinidad and Tobago and resident in Tobago
  • Satisfy minimum conditions for obtaining mortgage financing from a mortgage financing institution of your choice
  • Not be an existing home owner
  • Be residing in Tobago for a minimum of Five (5) Years prior to the application

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How do I apply?

If you meet the criteria listed above, you can obtain and fill out an application form. You must schedule an appointment and submit your completed application form to the Settlements Department.
The Settlements Department will review your application and ask you to attend an interview.  You must bring the following documents to the interview:
  • Proof of citizenship (birth certificate or passport).
  • Proof of residency in Tobago. 
  • Identification card (photocopy front and back) along with DP or Passport. 
  • Birth Certificate of all Occupants. (photocopy)
  • A recent job letter showing salary and employment status.
  • Proof of Income Tax File Number. 
  • Financial  Assessment from any financial institution (Mandatory) Document needed for the assessment are (Payslip & identification)
  • Business Registration Certificate, accompanied by statutory declaration of self-employment.
  • Application form must be stamped and signed by a Commissioner of Affidavits or Justice of the Peace. 
Based on the information provided, the Settlements Department will determine if you qualify for a house under this programme.  As in any other governmental housing programme, the neediest cases are addressed first.


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Where can I find more information?

For more information on THA housing, please contact the Settlements Department:

Settlements Department
Division of Settlements, Urban Renewal and Public Utilities
Tobago House of Assembly
D Colosseum Building #2 
Cor. Airport Bypass & Milford Road 
Crown Point 
Tobago, West Indies
Tel. (868) 639-6800 / 635-1194
Fax. (868) 639-3494

Opening hours: 8:00 am to 4:00 pm, Monday to Friday, except public holidays.

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