Prime Minister Andrew Holness
The government says despite plans to ramp up housing developments, there is still a significant deficit especially in the low income housing bracket.
Speaking at the ground breaking for Pulse Homes on Wednesday, Prime Minister Andrew Holness said even with the 70,000 housing solutions coming on the market, this is only half of the number needed "to get ahead of the housing demand that exists".
He said the private sector is to help provide the additional 70,000 solutions needed.
In addition, Mr. Holness said the National Housing Trust (NHT) has been asked to shift its focus away from middle and high end housing to "focus exclusively on the lower middle and affordable and lowest income" solutions.