Register for affordable houses- Gov't announces as new portal is launched

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National Housing Cooperation houses in Kilimani

The government announced that the portal which will allow citizens to register and apply for affordable housing units has gone live.  

Bomayangu.go.ke will allow the government to plan the affordable housing program based on needs and data submitted via the portal.

Transport and Infrastructure Cabinet Secretary James Macharia said that citizens had questioned the government on how it planned to ensure that the project would not be infiltrated by well-connected people to avoid rigging.

Registration

The CS stated that the State decided to come up with "this very robust portal to ensure only legitimate people access these houses".

Notably, the portal will capture details of where registered users prefer living which will inform the government on where the houses will be developed.

Registration on the bomayangu.go.ke website is free and the housing department asked as many Kenyans to register on the portal.

Funding

Housing Principal Secretary Charles Hinga said: “We have partnered with Huduma Centre to provide us with the technical support in regard to the platform and they have also dedicated a desk for affordable housing programme.”

Hinga further stated that local and international developers and financiers have committed over $15 billion towards the affordable.

The first low-cost housing estate in Nairobi is under development along Park road with 1,500 units, with each unit retailing between Sh600,000 and Sh1.4 million.

In September 2018, the government signed a deal with the United Nations Office for Project Services to deliver 100,000 affordable housing units.

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