Wednesday, September 15, 2010

TRHA Reclaims House in Nain

When the Torngat Regional Housing Association (TRHA) hands the keys to a new homeowner, they come with documents to be signed.

In those documents, one of the protocols in its bylaws is that monthly payments of $100 must be made.

If those payments are not made consistently, TRHA has the power to evict the residents.

Well this is now the case in Nain.

Margie Fox is the Chairperson of TRHA.

She says a home has been turned back over to them.

But before the home can be allocated to another family, more money is needed to bring it back up to standard.

Fox says if a home is abandoned, it will automatically be turned back over to TRHA.

But don’t be confused with families who are living out of town and still have the home in their name.

Fox says in TRHA’s bylaws, a homeowner has three reasons to not have the home repossessed: education, seasonal employment and medical reasons.

She says that in these cases a letter stating the situation has to be written and delivered to TRHA’s head office in Happy Valley-Goose Bay.

Fox adds that if the homeowner is living out of town, it is up them to ensure the monthly payments are made.

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