Dominica Plans Big Housing Revolution for 2019 with Funds from Investors-turned-Citizens

January 08, 2019

Dominica is rolling out its public housing scheme this year, funded entirely by the country’s successful Citizenship by Investment programme. This is part of the government’s plan to resettle families displaced by Storm Erika in 2015 and Hurricane Maria in 2017.


In a bid to keep its promise to become “the world’s first climate resilient nation”, a new Build Back Better (BBB) code was devised. The Housing Revolution programme was created by Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit in his dual capacity as the Minister for Housing and Lands. It currently includes nine BBB-compliant projects underway. In December, the first 38 families received their keys in the Bellevue Chopin area, with full occupancy slated for March 2019. Most of the new accommodation will be ready for handover throughout 2019.


Dominica’s government aims to provide modern housing for all citizens affected by adverse weather challenges and make the island future-proof. “27.000 homes have to be done over a period of time. In one year, I understand we have done about 12.000 homes in terms of repairs and so on – that is remarkable! This process will continue,” said Reginald Austrie, Deputy Prime Minister of Dominica during a contract signing ceremony in September.


This is the most extensive scheme funded by Dominica’s citizenship by investment (CBI) programme, following a particularly good performance over the past few years. Reputable investors choose to make a contribution to a government fund or hotelier real estate in Dominica. If accepted, they – and if applicable, their families – are rewarded with , which they retain for all future generations. The international community, such as FT, CNN and National Geographic, lauded the small island-nation’s efforts in green initiatives, transparency and integrity pertaining to its CBI programme. According to the latest report from Professional Wealth Management, Dominica is considered the .


About Dominica Citizenship by Investment Programme

One of the world’s longest-serving economic citizenship by investment offerings, Dominica’s Citizenship by Investment Programme is administered by the Dominica Citizenship by Investment Unit (CBIU). Established in 1993, the programme informs and inspires those looking for alternate citizenship, with the prospect of healthy investment opportunities in a country known for its unspoiled natural beauty and strong green footprint. 


Dominica’s Citizenship by Investment Programme is recognised for its affordable price-point, efficient, streamlined and transparent processes, strict vetting procedures and strong regulatory controls. It appeals particularly to applicants who are time-poor and looking for a streamlined citizenship solution, as well as the assurance of a safe and strong investment opportunity.


As the Government Authority for the Citizenship by Investment Programme, Dominica CBIU ensures the programme maintains its reputation of trust and integrity by adhering to the highest professional standards. The Unit is a forerunner in the industry, continuously refining its practices and approaches in an ever-changing global environment. 


For more information, please visit the official CBIU website – .

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