Call For Applications For Strategic Partners

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.

SDHUD now invites applications from interested and eligible Strategic Partners, including developers, investors, financiers, and/or consortiums, both local and international, with expertise in development of affordable mass housing to undertake projects under the AHP within the cycle period 2018 – 2022 through a Specially Permitted Procurement Method. Interested parties should be well versed with the AHP Development Framework Guidelines (DFGs), the list of projects in the AHP Project Pipeline, as well as the guidelines and requirements set forth in the Instructions to AHP Call for Applications for Strategic Partners, available on the SDHUD website at as well as the Affordable Housing Portal at Interested parties are advised to familiarize themselves with these documents as they form part of the requirements for submission and evaluation.

This Call for Applications for Strategic Partners applies to the AHP Project Pipeline as well as other affordable housing projects which meet the criteria set forth in the DFGs whether on private or public land. Private land owners willing to strategically partner for affordable housing projects in line with the DFGs are also invited to apply

The AHP Application Form for Strategic Partners is available on the SDHUD website at as well as the Affordable Housing Portal at Applications to be submitted via email to

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 • Email: