Physical Planning, Lands and Housing

In about forty years time frame, the rural households growth has doubled [NBO 1999] but still there is a mismatch between the demand and supply with respect to housing sector. The issue of provision of shelter facilities to all is a challenging task and calls for immediate attention because of the diversified nature of the problems and magnitude. The United Nations Council for Human Settlement (UNCHS 2001) highlights the urgent need to provide shelters for the low-income population in urban and rural areas and in underprivileged sections of the developing countries The County Government will endeavour to maintain and renovate dilapidated civil servants and Institutional houses as well as developing new infrastructure. The Department of housing will lay emphasis on the application of appropriate building technologies in addressing acute shortage and high cost of housing through training, community sensitization, and collaborate with training institutions and development partners. More emphasis will be on provision of relevant infrastructure and services, and community participation in integrated approaches to upgrading, re-development and improvement programs to settlements. In about forty years time frame, the rural households growth has doubled [NBO 1999] but still there is a mismatch between the demand and supply with respect to housing sector. The issue of provision of shelter facilities to all is a challenging task and calls for immediate attention because of the diversified nature of the problems and magnitude. The United Nations Council for Human Settlement (UNCHS 2001) highlights the urgent need to provide shelters for the low-income population in urban and rural areas and in underprivileged sections of the developing countries The County Government will endeavour to maintain and renovate dilapidated civil servants and Institutional houses as well as developing new infrastructure. The Department of housing will lay emphasis on the application of appropriate building technologies in addressing acute shortage and high cost of housing through training, community sensitization, and collaborate with training institutions and development partners. More emphasis will be on provision of relevant infrastructure and services, and community participation in integrated approaches to upgrading, re-development and improvement programs to settlements.
 

Sub Departments & Their Mandates

Programme Objectives for the current FY2014/15
RENOVATION AND MAINTENANCE
To improve livelihoods of civil servants through provision of well managed houses and office accommodation
COUNTY HOUSING SCHEME
To provide adequate and affordable housing for state officers and civil servants
APPROPRIATE BUILDING TECHNOLOGIES
To build capacity of the youth and empower the stakeholders in building industry with skills for socio-economic development.
SLUM PREVENTION AND UPGRADING
To empower and enable poor households living in Vihiga County access adequate housing within a clean, secure and healthy living environment

Mission & Vision

Mission

To improve livelihoods of civil servants and general public through provision of well managed houses and office accommodation, and enhance the use of technology in housing sector.

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Vision

To Provide Excellent, Affordable, Adequate and Quality Civil Servants Housing and County Government offices in Vihiga County


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