Cooperative Republic of Guyana

Housing

The Central Housing and Planning Authority (CH&PA), was established in 1948, vide the Housing Act, Chapter 36:20, to address the housing needs of the citizens of Guyana. The Agency, which is under the purview of the Ministry of Communities, has the following primary objectives:

Divestment of Government land to eligible Guyanese for residential use.
Development of housing schemes and regularization and upgrade of squatter settlements.
Orderly and progressive development of Land, Cities, Towns, Urban and Rural areas.
Granting security of tenure, (Transports and Certificates of Title to Land).
Preparation of development plans for urban centers.
Provision of services (access roads, internal road networks, water distribution networks, drainage, electricity).
Collaboration with stakeholders for the development of sustainable communities.

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Whats New...

  • IDB supporting technical consultancy for housing sector

    Minister of Finance Winston Jordan recently signed a Technical Assistance Agreement with the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) for US$1, 762,250 to among other projects, develop a national housing strategy. Speaking with the Government Information Agency (GINA) today, Minister of Communities Ronald Bulkan explained that the agreement provides for a sum of approximately US$300,000 for the

  • Contracts signed for building of model houses for Housing Solution 2017 and Beyond Expo

    Contracts signed for building of model houses for Housing Solution 2017 and Beyond Expo

    The Central Housing and Planning Authority (CPHA) today signed 14 contracts for the construction of low, middle and moderate income houses. These model houses will be on display at the CH&PA’s “Housing Solution 2017 and Beyond Exhibition,” set for May 1-5, in the Perseverance, East Bank Demerara area (EBD). Minister within the Ministry of Communities,

  • Officials of the IsDB and Ministry of Communities deliberate on technical aspects of proposed Housing Solutions

    Officials of the IsDB and Ministry of Communities deliberate on technical aspects of proposed Housing Solutions

    Discussions have been advanced between the Administration and the Islamic Development Bank IsDB, with regards to the funding of affordable housing solutions and urban renewal in Guyana. On Monday January 23, 2017, Idrissa Dia, Divisional Manager, Urban Development and Wahyu Wijayanto, Senior Financial Analyst, Urban Development, of the IsDB met with Minister of Communities, Ronald

  • CHPA seeks legal advice on repossessing large blocks of land

    CHPA seeks legal advice on repossessing large blocks of land

    The Central Housing and Planning Authority (CHPA) has sought legal advice on repossessing lands given out by the previous Administration to developers who have failed to honour their contractual agreement. Minister of Communities, Ronald Bulkan, said that advice has been sought from the Attorney General’s Chambers “to see what efforts towards repossessing of a number

  • Ministry considering building homes to relocate squatters

    Ministry considering building homes to relocate squatters

    The Central Housing and Planning Authority (CH&PA) plans to tackle the country’s squatting issues one community at a time. Minister within the Ministry of Communities Valerie Adams-Patterson said efforts to bring an end to squatting will be advanced with a focus on regularising those areas that are not zero tolerance areas, and conducive to healthy

  • Housing units to cater for disabled persons

    Housing units to cater for disabled persons

    The Central Housing and Planning Authority (CHPA) will be investing $1.6B in new infrastructure with the development of town houses, duplexes and single flat houses. At a press briefing held today at the Department of Housing, Brickdam, Minister within the Ministry of Communities, Valarie Adams-Patterson, told the media that construction on the housing units is

  • 2,000 houselots to be made available

    2,000 houselots to be made available

    CLOSE to 2, 000 houselots will be made available in 2017, Minister within the Ministry of Communities with responsibility for Housing, Valerie Adams-Patterson has disclosed. Speaking during a recent press conference at her Brickdam Office, Minister Adams-Patterson explained that 21 areas will be regularised in 2017, paving the way for a total of 1,852 lots

  • National Housing Strategy to be developed next year

    The strategic direction of the Central Housing and Planning Agency (CH&PA) for the year 2017 is expected to embrace the notion of creating livable and wholesome communities in Guyana. This is according to Minister with responsibility for Housing Valerie Patterson. The politician said that in keeping with the proposed line of direction, one of the

  • CH&PA to fund housing sector’s 2017 work programme

    No budgetary allocation has been made in the 2017 National Budget for the housing sector’s programmes in the new year. The Central Housing and Planning Authority (CH&PA) will access its own funds to undertake the 2017 housing programme. Minister Finance, Winston Jordan, delivering the budget to the National Assembly on Monday, explained that in 2017,

  • Region Nine residents consulted on phase two of hinterland housing programme

    Region Nine residents consulted on phase two of hinterland housing programme

    Residents of Sand Creek and surrounding communities in Region Nine were engaged by Minister within the Ministry of Communities, Dawn Hastings-Williams and team on phase two of the sustainable housing programme on Thursday. The programme is being funded by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) at the cost of US$3.1M, in collaboration with the Government of