Federal Ministry of Housing Allocates 8,925 Affordable Houses

Taiwo Ajayi
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The Federal Ministry of Housing and Urban Development (FMHUD) has announced the allocation of 8,925 residences to deserving applicants nationwide through the national housing programme.

Dr. Marcus Ogunbiyi, the Permanent Secretary of FMHUD in Abuja, revealed this in a statement.

The allocation follows a meticulous assessment of prerequisites and protocols governing housing sales under the National Housing Program, as outlined in a circular disseminated in December 2023. The allocation includes various housing schemes such as outright payment, mortgage, rent-to-own, and installment payment, tailored to suit the diverse needs of applicants.


A total of 8,925 applications were submitted, with distribution of applications by payment method as follows: outright payment – 1,294, mortgage – 2,408, rent-to-own – 2,184, and installment payment – 3,039.

Applicants enrolled in the mortgage, rent-to-own, and installment payment schemes, who are mandated to be subscribers to the National Housing Fund, are currently undergoing profiling.

Successful applicants for outright payment will receive offers for new provisional allocations from Federal Controllers of Housing and Urban Development in states. The Chairman/CEO of Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM) will initiate contact with subscribers starting Thursday, 18th April 2024, for further coordination.

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However, completed houses are not available in Abia, Lagos, Bayelsa, Rivers states, and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT). Allocation of units in these regions will be conducted upon the completion of housing projects later in the year.

The Ministry is refining the conditions and procedures for sales of houses under the National Housing Programme, including the completion of an Expression of Interest form.

Interested subscribers can obtain their Expression of Interest forms from the office of the Federal Controllers of Housing and Urban Development in the 36 states of the Federation and Federal Capital Territory at no cost. Nigerians in the diaspora interested in subscribing to the houses can obtain their Expression of Interest Forms from the office of the Chairman/CEO, Nigerians in Diaspora Commission.

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