Housing Agency of Jamaica (HAJ)
HAJ is a landhousing development company proving shelter solutions. HAJ is a wholly owned government company formed in 1998 through the merger of three entities; namely Caribbean Housing Finance Corporation Limited (CHFC), National Housing Corporation Limited (NHC) and Operation Pride.
HAJ falls under the umbrella of the Ministry of Transport, Works and Housing and is headed by a Managing Director. The Agency is governed by a Board of Directors.
The Core services offered by HAJ include providing shelter solutions on the Open Market, Mortgage Servicing and upgrading of informal settlements.
- To provide affordable housing solutions
- To regularize and upgrade select informal settlements through social intervention and infrastructural development
- To work closely with all partners, i.e. Community Based Organizations (C.B.O.), and other stakeholders and interest groups to encourage and foster community-based development and empowerment.
- To ensure customer compliance with required payments so as to facilitate financial sustainability
- To adhere to the standards as stipulated by NEPA and other regulatory agencies during development
- To provide security of tenure by ensuring provision of Property Titles to purchasers
“Our mission is to contribute to the improved quality of life of all Jamaicans through social transformation by facilitating and providing quality, affordable shelter solutions with security of tenure”
This will be accomplished by:
“A committed, caring, dedicated and competent team with excellence, innovation, the use of appropriate technology and through strategic partnerships with communities and other stakeholders”
Our Services to You
For the following services which we consider important to you we will strive to adhere to the turnaround times (in business days) as set out below. In this regard, you will receive:
- Confirmation of allocation of your chosen housing solution within 10 (ten) days of our receipt of full deposit.
- Possession of your unit within fifteen (15) days of issue of Practical Completion Certificate and receipt of full payment.
- Mortgage documentation (status letter, ownership letter) within three (3) days of request.
Mr. Norman Webber - Chairperson
Mr. Sylvester Tulloch
Mrs. Faye Hutchinson
Mr. John Valentine
Mr. Robert Armstrong
Mr. Joseph Shoucair
Reverend Conrad Pitkin
Ms. Sonia McFarlene
Mr. Robert Lawrence
Mr. Pierre Rogers
Mrs. Doreen Predergast
Mr. Wayne Strachan
Mr. Davion Vassall
MD of HAJ - Ex-officio
1 Bravo Street, St. Ann's Bay
Albion Road, Montego Bay
Tel: ; 940-5539;
Fax: (876) 940-0311
Barracks Road, Savanna-La-Mar
Tel: ; 918-3541
Fax: (876) 918-3332