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Govt urged to ensure affordable housing solutions for rural people

Habitat for Humanity has called on the government to ensure creation of at least 50,000 decent and affordable housing units for low income households in rural Kenya in the next five years. This would account...

Gov’t to build 1 million housing units in slum upgrade project

The government plans to build one million housing units across the country within five years, in a slum upgrade project aiming to curb the increase of slums in urban areas. Housing Principal Secretary Idda...

Three bedroom house to cost Ksh 2M in new affordable housing project

A groundbreaking ceremony for 2,720 affordable housing units has been held at River Estate in Ngara, Nairobi County. Nairobi Governor Mike Mbuvi Sonko says the three-year project will see the construction of one and two bedroom houses under the big four housing...
Urithi Housing Coop to put up affordable housing

Urithi Housing Coop to put up affordable housing

Urithi Housing Cooperative Society Limited it is set to put affordable housing in Kiambu County dubbed Birmingham Green City. Features of the city will include two and three bedroom apartments (512) that will be implemented...

Gov’t introduces housing incentives to spur growth

The government has introduced housing incentives to cooperative movements expected to spur growth in the housing sector. Through the Miscellaneous Amendment Act of 2017, the government has approved mortgage relief to cooperatives with a...
Kenyans to dig deeper into pockets as housing levy takes effect

Kenyans to dig deeper into pockets as housing levy takes effect

Are you employed? If yes; expect a 1.5 percent levy deduction towards the affordable housing project soon. Housing Cabinet Secretary James Macharia is optimistic of a go ahead following the withdrawal of cases that barred...

State to proceed with deduction plan for new housing fund

National Housing Development Fund deductions will be refunded back in full to contributors who reach retirement age without receiving houses. Housing Cabinet Secretary James Macharia says, the government will go on with the deductions after...

Govt to engage teachers on housing scheme tax says DP Ruto

Deputy President William Ruto says the Government will engage teachers over the 1.5% tax to finance its low cost housing scheme. This comes amid growing disquiet over the plan that is set to take effect...

Ease of movement a key priority for the affordable housing program

The Government has confirmed elaborate plans to adopt modern vehicular traffic management systems as a key component in the 500,000 affordable homes program.  The Affordable Home's Program (AHP) which is one of the Big 4 Agenda...

Urithi to hand over housing projects in 12 months

Urithi Housing Cooperative will complete and hand over all housing projects currently under construction in 12 months. Three of the pending projects, namely Utange-Mombasa, Gem2 and Rongai Homes are set for completion in the next...
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