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...

  • 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

  • Time for action on property valuation/revaluation – Minister Bulkan

    Time for action on property valuation/revaluation – Minister Bulkan

    Minister of Communities, Ronald Balkan said that the time for talking is over, and that direct action is needed with regards to the municipalities and Neighbourhood Democratic Councils’ (NDCs) calls for review of the property valuation laws. Addressing issues pertaining to the revenue base of the three municipalities (New Amsterdam, Rose Hall and Corriverton) in

  • Berbicians receive home improvement subsidy

    Berbicians receive home improvement subsidy

    The Central Housing and Planning Authority (CH&PA) of the Ministry of Communities continues the distribution of its home improvement subsidy to eligible persons across the country. On Wednesday, 50 Berbice residents received their subsidy. Region Six is recorded as one of the regions with the highest number of persons qualifying for the home improvement subsidy.

  • Bartica residents receive home improvement subsidy

    Bartica residents receive home improvement subsidy

    The Central Housing and Planning Authority (CH&PA) today held its second home improvement subsidy distribution in Bartica, Region Seven at the town’s community centre. Minister within the Ministry of Communities, Valerie Adams-Patterson expressed her joy in being at the newly established town of Bartica to present the subsides. The Minister reminded that the subsidy is