Habitat Kenya

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...

Kenya, UN sign deal to deliver 100,000 affordable housing units

President Uhuru Kenyatta on Wednesday morning witnessed the signing of a deal to deliver 100,000 affordable housing units. The project will be financed through a partnership between the Kenya Government and the United Nations Office...

Cytonn seeks partnership in real estate

By Ronald Owili Entrepreneurs in 10 counties across the country now have a chance to partner with Cytonn Investments in putting up real estate projects in these regions. This is through a Franchising model the...

Court stops govt from imposing VAT on Housing Development Levy

The High court in Nairobi has temporarily stopped the implementation of the Housing Development levy. This is after Central Organization of Trade Unions, COTU(K)  moved to the court seeking orders to stop the fund...

Govt provides modern housing units for use by Police officers

The National Police Service has received 1,050 new houses from the government in the ongoing modernisation process. Speaking while officially handing over the new houses at the presidential escort quarters in Juja constituency, acting Interior...

Real estate stakeholders laud move to digitize lands records

Real estate stakeholders from Kiambu County have lauded the move by the lands ministry to digitize all the lands records. Wezesha Real estate company Director John Mwanu says the development has made it easy...
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...

Gov’t to sustain Kenya Informal settlements Improvement project

The second phase of the Kenya Informal settlements Improvement project (KISIP) will begin by the end of this year after the completion of the necessary planning and approvals. The project that will benefit selected informal...

President Kenyatta meets MPs, COTU over affordable housing

President Uhuru Kenyatta Thursday met a bi-partisan group of parliament and labour leaders to discuss the road map towards the realisation of affordable housing, a key pillar in his Big Four development blueprint. In the...

Beneficiaries of affordable housing scheme to get 15pc tax relief

President Uhuru Kenyatta has signed into law a Bill creating a 15 percent tax relief for Kenyans buying houses under the Affordable Housing Scheme. The President signed an amendment to the Income Tax Act to...
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