Second Call For Applications For Strategic Partners With Ready Projects


The Government of Kenya (GoK) has committed to deliver a series of ambitious social programs to promote long-term economic development for Kenyan citizens through its Big Four agenda: (1) affordable housing; (2) universal health coverage; (3) enhancing manufacturing; and (4) food security and nutrition.

The housing pillar in the Big Four agenda will facilitate the development of 500,000 low cost homes, together with the supporting infrastructure, using innovative funding mechanisms and technologies by 2022 (“Affordable Housing Programme” or “AHP”). The State Department of Housing and Urban Development (“SDHUD”) is championing the realization of the AHP through establishment of a robust project delivery and financing framework that will leverage on private sector funding.

The delivery framework for the Affordable Housing Programme has provided solutions for the systemic challenges in the Housing Sector in Kenya that has made housing for the lower income brackets too costly and unattainable. AHP addresses issues related to the cost of land and bulk infrastructure, fast tracking of statutory approvals under one-stop shop approach, provision of tax incentives for developers, and use of proper planning to make developments more usable and acceptable to the market

Over the last 22 months, SDHUD has been laying the groundwork for a pipeline of housing projects that will transition the program from the planning phase to the implementation phase. The State Department for Housing and Urband Development is therefore inviting interested and eligible developers and/or consortiums with ready projects to register under this Call for Applications process. Interested parties are advised that the registration process for ready projects will be continuous, and the registration form will be open for applicants online

Interested parties are invited to register through the AHP Application Form for Strategic Partners available on the SDHUD website at as well as the Affordable Housing Portal at Interested parties must also send a copy of applications to

Projects submitted for review and inclusion into the program should meet the following qualifications:

  • Be ready for commissioning in line with Development Framework Guidelines' within 90 days of registration
  • Have designs in line with the Development Framework Guidelines (DFGs)
  • Have visual renders, master scheme designs and masterplans of the project area
  • Have a complement of appointed professional teams to implement the project
  • Have an appointed construction team and/or contractor; and
  • Secured financing to begin development within 90 days of registration

Approved Strategic Partners will have the following benefits:

  • Fast tracking of statutory approvals for AHP projects
  • Access to the tax incentives for developers under AHP
  • Access to BomaYangu, the housing portal with registered potential buyers
  • Access to government backend user financing for registered home buyers
  • Provision of bulk (horizontal) infrastructure to site

Interested parties are advised to consult the SDHUD for any clarifications, inquiries and questions in writing via email to

The Principal Secretary
State Department for Housing and Urban Development
P.O Box 30119-00100, NAIROBI, KENYA
Tel: +254-20-2713833