National Housing Trust Jamaica -Contributions from abroad for NHT Benefits

by Bev
(UK)

QUESTION: I currently live in England & wanted to find out about the scheme whereby Jamaicans living overseas can now make NHT contributions.


If so, how can I go about doing this & how much would I need to contribute before I can apply for a loan?

ANSWER: by Wellesley June 13, 2012



Hi Bev,

I sent your request to the NHT, and here is their response (below):

Thanks for your question regarding making contributions to the National Housing Trust.
We would welcome the opportunity to assist our fellow Jamaicans living abroad to get a home benefit though the NHT to purchase a home or build on land back home.

In order to answer the question better, we need to determine if ever contributed to the NHT before, and if you did, you'll need to provide your NIS number in order that further checks can be conducted.

However to give you some idea as to how you may benefit from the NHT, the following apply:


  1. If you were in the system before as a contributor for over one year, your wait time for loan processing will be 1 year after paying contributions on time, each month, for a minimum of one year. (The contributions are to continue after the loan has been processed and disbursed)

  2. If you have not contributed before, your wait time for loan processing will be 2 years subject to your making monthly contributions each month, on time, for a minimum of 2 years after paying contributinos on time, each month, for a minimum of 2 years. (The contributions are to continue after the loan has been processed and disbursed)

  3. The monthly contributions is 3% of your monthly income and can be paid to us via standing orders, international money order or by having your local agent make payments to the account on your behalf.

  4. Interested persons may apply to the NHT for further information. There are documents which will be needed and these can be emailled for you to download, filled up, stamped by a Notary Public (or the Jamaican Consulate) and returned to us via mail. (It is recommended that you should have an agent in Jamaica visit our office and open the account on your behalf.

    You can then send the package to the agent with an introductory letter, duly signed by a notary public.


Additional Information: By way of this, I am copying the Compliance Manager, Mr. Donovan Evans. Please feel free to make further contact, copying him, for any further details you may need.

We trust that the information will be found useful and look forward to assisting you further. (CSM, St James)

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Regards,
Wellesley

Comments for National Housing Trust Jamaica -Contributions from abroad for NHT Benefits

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Dec 02, 2015
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by: Anonymous

How do I go about joining tIhe nht

May 18, 2015
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by: nicole

Living aboard never contribute to nhs, how do I go about it

Nov 04, 2014
CAG erd party
by: Cynthia Green

Hi Good day,

I am living in the UK and would like to continue make my contributions on line or by standing order instead of using a 3rd party person so how do I go about doing so?

please I am awaiting your prompt respond as my next contribution is due on the 1o/11/14

yours.
Cynthia Green.

Nov 04, 2014
Concern Citizen
by: Cynthia Green

Hi good morning,

I am living in the UK but would like to continue making my contributions on line or by standing order instead of having a 3rdparty person doing it for me so how do I go about doing it ?

Please I am awaiting your prompt respond as my next contribution is due by the 19/11/14.

Thanks in advance.

Yours Cynthia Green.

Nov 04, 2014
Concern Citizen
by: Cynthia Green

Hi good morning,

I am living in the UK but would like to continue making my contributions on line or by standing order instead of having a 3rdparty person doing it for me so how do I go about doing it ?

Please I am awaiting your prompt respond as my next contribution is due by the 19/11/14.

Thanks in advance.

Yours Cynthia Green.

Oct 14, 2014
concern citizen
by: KALI NIABINGY

What percentage of your contribution is refundable ,and how often is it refunded ?
Is the Trust designed and geared towards low income individuals,if so ,what are the chances of individuals in a higher tax bracket?

May 14, 2014
category of filing
by: Anonymous

Under what heading do I file,please explain voluntary

Jan 05, 2014
Ms
by: Anonymous

Hi I have stopped making contribution to tne nht since 2010. I would like start making contribution again as I am living abroad and would like to benefit from the nht in buying a home

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