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 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.

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How do I apply?

If you meet the criteria listed above, you can obtain and fill out an application form.  Forms can be picked up from the Settlements Department of the THA at the address listed below.  You must then return 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).
  • A recent job letter showing salary and employment status.
  • One form of national picture identification (driver's licence, national identification card or passport).

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, or to obtain an application form, please contact the Settlements Department.

Settlements Department
Division of Settlements and Labour
Tobago House of Assembly
ANSA Mc Al Building
Milford Road
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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