Richmond Foundation starts work on first specialised housing project

DOI: Pierre Sammut

Tista' taqra bil- Malti.

The Richmond Foundation has begun working on its first housing projects containing areas of specialised programmes. Dar Terry, a building in Cospicua will be refurbished and given to Richmond Foundation where it will run its Mother and Child Therapeutic Programme.

The NGO applied to take part in the project which will see derelict government property converted to social housing projects run by NGOs.

The Richmond Foundation CEO Stephania Dimech Sant explained that Dar Terry will be specifically a Mother and Child Therapeutic Programme, allowing mothers to get the care they need and the family to remain together.

Housing Authority CEO Leonid McKay explained that there did not exist one solution to everything, adding that with this initiative the most vulnerable will be reached.

Chair of the Board of Specialised Housing Rachael Scicluna said that the difference between this policy and others is that the needs of a Maltese household were noted, particularly because society changes.

The design for the housing project will come from a design competition with the Chamber of Architects, which will be asked to design a house for those specifically living in it.