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The Hon. Ronald Bulkan Minister of Communities

The Hon. Annette Ferguson, Minister within the Ministry of Communities

Welcome to the Central Housing & Planning Authority (Guyana)

The Central Housing and Planning Authority (CH&PA), was established in 1948, vide the Housing Act, Chapter 36:20, to address the housing needs of the citizens of Guyana. The Agency, which is under the purview of the Ministry of Communities, has the following primary objectives:

  • Divestment of Government land to eligible Guyanese for residential use.
  • Development of housing schemes and regularization and upgrade of squatter settlements.
  • Orderly and progressive development of Land, Cities, Towns, Urban and Rural areas.
  • Granting security of tenure, (Transports and Certificates of Title to Land).
  • Preparation of development plans for urban centers.
  • Provision of services (access roads, internal road networks, water distribution networks, drainage, electricity).
  • Collaboration with stakeholders for the development of sustainable communities.


Empowering Guyanese, strengthening communities, creating employment and providing security of tenure remain top priorities for the Ministry of Housing and the Central Housing and Planning Authority (CHPA), in addressing the housing needs of Guyanese.

Towards this goal, the Authority continues with its drive to construct more turnkey homes to provide affordable housing solutions to more families; these projects are expected to open-up many possibilities to homeowners and to improve living conditions of citizens.

In the past, the Housing and Water Minister, Irfaan Ali pointed to the ‘real trickledown effect’ that the construction of the houses is having on the economies of the neighbouring communities where they are being constructed, notably the avenues of employment created.

This year, the Housing Ministry is aiming to complete the construction of an additional 150 turnkey homes, at Perseverance East Bank Demerara, taking into consideration the high number of applicants now requesting to be part of the project.
This affordable housing initiative was designed to provide homeowners with comfort, security and a healthy family life.

The 1,000 Homes Project was launched in June 2013, by the Central Housing and Planning Authority to expand the Ministry’s Turn-Key Houses programme that recommenced in 2011. 

Construction began in May 2014 and by December 2014 one hundred (100) Buttercup Cottages were completed; another batch of 50 houses is currently under construction, with a fourth batch to commence shortly;  this project has provided employment opportunities for over 300 skilled and semi-skilled workers in the construction industry. 

Infrastructure for electricity and water are already in place and roads in the new community will boast asphaltic concrete surfaces once construction is completed.


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To formulate policies in the Human Settlement and Water Sectors and to Monitor the implementation of plans, programmes and projects designed to satisfy the Housing and Water needs of the Population.