Ngara Housing Project: The first 228 Kenyans who signed for the government-driven Affordable Housing Programme (AHP) are now set to occupy the houses. it is estimated that tens of thousands of applicants have expressed interest to buy the houses.
The houses are situated along Park Road, Ngara. They were constructed by China State Construction Engineering. They are part of the 1,370 currently under construction at the 7.9 acres formerly owned by the government where 48 standalone bungalows constructed during the colonial period stood.
According to the Housing and Urban Development Principal Secretary Charles Hinga, the allocation will be done according to the Constitution, based on gender equity and diversity.
People looking to apply and buy affordable houses under the project must be Kenyan citizens with proven ability to buy via a transparent and accountable manner. The information on the planned sale that will also consider the marginalized and vulnerable groups is available on online portals, bomayangu.go.ke and housingandurban.go.ke.
Registration for affordable houses can also be done on these portals. Upon successful application and qualification, applicants will then have to wait for the ballot-based system of allocation to know if they get a unit.
Kenyans who apply successfully but are unable to settle the purchase price on the spot will have to pay a 10 percent deposit with the rest paid for the next 25 years under a rent-to-own arrangement.
The houses are in three different types of units—one-bedroomed unit worth Sh.1 million, Sh. 2 million for two-bedroomed units and Sh. 3 million for three bedrooms. Ngara Housing Project.