There were long lines all over town as residents patiently waited to register their names to be eligible for the drawing. Fourteen years later many of them are still waiting. Though there was talk of building 50,000 units a year at the time, the reality is only 182,388 housing units have been completed to date. Some have given up hope and stopped depositing the monthly savings installments.

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