The interim government in Fiji has agreed to give more than 600,000 US dollars in funding a building project to house squatters in Fiji's Jittu Estate.
The Ecumenical Centre for Research, Education and Advocacy says the plan to build 100 homes to accommodate the squatters can now go ahead.
The consultant for ECREA Father Kevin Barr says each house will have room for about six to eight people and each family will contribute their savings to the project.
"The innovative part of the programme is that money comes from three different sources. Government will give about one point four million Fijian dollars over a three year period. Miserior, a German Catholic agency will give about one point three million Fijian dollars. Now the people will pay back half the cost of the house."
Father Kevin Barr from the Ecumenical Centre for Research, Education and Advocacy says construction of the new houses could begin as early as July.