Nairobi county government has waived building approval fees for affordable housing projects, a move geared to attract more investors into the city and promote the National Government’s Big 4 Agenda on affordable housing. 

The Nairobi County Assembly recently passed the Sessional Paper Number 1 of 2018 on Urban Housing Renewal and Regeneration Policy as a guiding framework for housing projects in the city.The policy states provides how housing units will be shared, tenants can be relocated and how long projects should take, among others. The County Government has also developed the Nairobi County Housing Bill that seeks to create an authority to manage all county houses and the Nairobi County Staff Housing Bill that will guide the county in developing houses specifically for its workers.

The affordable housing programme aims to construct 500,000 housing units across the country by 2022. Nairobi County will launch phase one of the affordable housing programme this year in estates such as New and Old Ngara, Jevanjee, Ngong Road, Pangani and Suna road. Phase two of the project will include Bondeni, Lumumba, Shauri Moyo, Bahati, Ziwani, Gorofani and Jericho.