February 21, 2020- Ms. Damiana Smand, a first time homeowner receives keys to her new home in Kesebelau, Airai.  The three-bedroom, one bath home cost $56,000.00 funded through the National Housing Commission’s (NHC) Housing Development Loan Program (HDLP).  Ms. Smand’s home was financed by the Palau Housing Authority at 3% with a $10,000 government subsidy.  The 34 feet by 32 feet home includes 3 bedrooms, one bathroom, a standard living room and a traditional Palauan living room and a water tank catchment system.

Presenting the keys to Ms. Smand was NHC Chairman, Minister Baklai Temengil-Chiton; Palau Housing Authority Director, Ms. Frida Delmau, Contractor, Mr. Alfonso Seklii, and Bureau of Lands and Surveys Director, Ms. Sterlina Gabriel.

For more information about the Housing Development Loan Program, please contact the National Housing Commission Office through the MCCA Office at 488-2626, or contact the NDBP or Palau Housing Authority directly.