The Federal Housing Authority (FHA) is set to boost the provision of affordable housing across the country within four years using eight delivery models.
Managing Director of FHA, Mr. Terver Gemade, declared that the delivery methods include direct development, public-private partnership, cooperative housing, new town development, sites and services, rental housing, and regeneration.
Gemade observed that in order to break down the tasks to an achievable scope, the action plan has been divided into quarterly programmes of action to assist management keep track of the performance, stressing that the action plans so far implemented are first to third programmes of action commenced in September 2009 and expected to be completed by June, 2010.
He asserted that using the eight models, the Authority targeted the provision of 106,000 housing units across the country between 2009 and 2013, with a breakdown of about 14,000 housing units to be built between 2009-2010, under an immediate plan while under its medium term plan, a total of 54,000 unit of houses are to built between June 2010-June 2012 and 38,000 units between 2012-2013.
According to him,Â FHA would deliver 12,000 housing units through Direct Development model, 45,000 through Public_Private Partnership and 8,000 through Cooperative Housing. Other models include 25,000 units under new towns development, 7,000 units under Sites and Services, 3,000 rental housing and 2,000 units through regeneration.
He noted that only three out of the eight delivery models and methods are currently in operation for the provision of housing and that a task team has been constituted to drive the various processes, adding that direct the construction method would be used for pilot projects while other delivery methods would be exploited in other areas.
The FHA boss said that by the end of the second quarter of 2010 (April-June), the Authorityâ€™s full presence is expected to be felt in the Abuja, Kaduna, Nasarawa, Benue, Ogun, Bayelsa, Kogi, Cross River, Katsina and Gombe states while tenders have been opened with a view to commencing work in Gwarimpa and Lugbe estates, both in Abuja, as well as Abesan II and III estates in Lagos state and the Gonin Gora Estate in Kaduna.