The National Housing Corporation ,NHC has just commenced the construction of 500,000 new housing units in Kenya. This initiative is part of their strategic plan of delivering decent and affordable housing.
The housing project will be implemented in phases with the first phase being unveiled recently in Machakos and Nairobi Counties. Also, the housing corporation just completed the construction of 222 new housing units in the region.
Affordable housing to Kenyans
NHC Chairman Architect Mr. Francis Gitau Mungai, confirmed the reports and said that the organization is devoted to constructing the houses and create new homeowners through the facilitation of affordable housing to Kenyans.
“The Corporation notes that it cannot achieve this project on its own and welcomes partnerships that can help achieve these numbers, we have also concluded revaluation of our assets and we are now embarking on getting more projects on the ground across the country,” he said.
Some of their projects that are yet to start are in Mombasa, Kericho, Nyeri, Kakamega, Samburu, Siaya, Machakos, Uasin Gishu and Nairobi counties among others.
Expanded Polystyrene technology
“Additionally, these projects have been constructed using the EPS (Expanded Polystyrene) technology. The Corporation has a factory in Mlolongo that produces this alternative building material, which it is utilizing in all its projects and facilitating others to build using it,” the chairman pointed out.
The use of EPS and other alternative building technologies will go a long way in ensuring that the projects are completed faster without compromising on quality. Huge cost savings are gained as well as other benefits, all of which will be passed on to the end buyer. NHC is committed to the success of the affordable housing agenda by remaining true to its mandate of housing the nation.