Finally, my home
Twenty seven frustrating years of waiting for a home from the National Housing Corporation came to an refreshing end this afternoon for a single mother.
Margo Best, a employee of the Ministry of Agriculture’s Insemination Unit, received the keys to her home from Prime Minister Freundel Stuart at Forde’s Road, Clapham, Christ Church.
Best, who was among 16 families to receive their keys, told Barbados TODAY that at one point, she had given up trying for a home.
“It’s a joy and a peace to receive the keys this evening, after all the testing I have gone through,” the public servant exclaimed. “I felt like giving up at some point, because I applied for mortgages, but was not successful because my salary was not what they expected and because I’m single.”
She recalled being one of the people who applied for housing in Barbados even before the construction of the National Housing Corporation’s Wildey Housing Estate had been undertaken. The new home owner remembered that the persons at the NHC would continuously “turn you around” saying they are not ready yet.
“But for this time around, it was different, it was really different,” she beamed.
Stating that she wasn’t certain of the exact day she would move into her new residence, Best told this newspaper that when she first received the good news of finally getting the home, she was at work.
Another person, Esther Edwards, was waiting for her NHC home for 13 years. (EJ)