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...

Kenyans in Diaspora should support Govt achieve low-cost housing

Kenyans living in the Diaspora have been challenged to support the Government in the achievement of affordable housing in the Country. Urithi Housing Cooperative Society Ltd Chairman Samuel Maina, says Kenyans living abroad should be...

Urithi housing backs digitization of land records

Urithi Housing Cooperative has commended the government for initiating the digitization of operations at the ministry of lands. Urithi Chairman Samuel Maina says the ongoing process will curb shoddy dealings in the ministry, noting that...

Housing sector set to undergo rapid policy, administrative reforms

The Housing sector is set to undergo rapid policy and administrative reforms geared towards delivering at least 350,000 low cost houses in the next five years. Proposals brought forth by the National Treasury in the...

High cost of land hindering construction of affordable housing

The high cost of land and infrastructure are the two major issues that developers face in their efforts to put up affordable housing units. Rendeavour Country Head, Nick Langford, says the government should consider...

NHC rolls out 500,000 housing unit project

The National Housing Corporation (NHC) has rolled out an ambitious housing project targeting to construct over half a million new housing units across the country. Under the first phase, 222 housing units have been...

Shelter Afrique roots for social housing to boost equity in provision

Pan-African housing development financier, Shelter Afrique is urging the government and players in real estate sector to consider venturing into social housing projects to ensure housing shortage is addressed across all segments. “The move by...

Mombasa, Mt. Kenya ranked top for real estate development

Mombasa and Mt. Kenya have been ranked as the best regions for retail real estate development because of high retail space demand. A report released by Cytonn Investment shows the two regions have high retail...

Kenya’s real estate market to bounce back in 2018

Kenya will this year set the agenda for the region's Real Estate sector and is at the top of investors and developers lists of attractive investment destinations. East Africa Property Investment (EAPI) Summit’s Managing Director...

Uhuru issues directive to address police housing problem

President Uhuru Kenyatta has directed the Ministry of Interior to provide a comprehensive policy framework on how to address the persistent problem of housing in the National Police Service (NPS). In a colourful ceremony attended...
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