What is HUDA affordable housing policy?

The HUDA affordable housing policy has been formulated for encouraging the development and planning of group housing projects where pre-defined sizes of apartments will be offered at pre-defined rates within a targeted duration as per the policy. This will ensure higher supply of affordable homes in urban markets for beneficiaries who are deserving. The minimum and maximum density that is allowed is 850ppa and 900ppa respectively while 225 is the maximum floor-area ratio or FAR. 50% is the maximum permitted ground coverage while 4% of the net planned area or 1.75 FAR should be the maximum area used commercially. The minimum open space should be 15% of the net area planned and occupancy norms will be 5 persons for every flat.


Apartment carpet areas will vary between 28-60 square meters in size and carpet area will be the net area which is usable or the covered floor area which is bound within the apartment walls. This excludes the area covered by the balcony or walls but includes the area which forms parts of the bathroom, store, in-built cupboard, shelf and almirah, toilet and kitchen. There will be no separate EWS segment for apartments and parking space will be available at half of ECS (equivalent car space) for every unit. A single two-wheeler parking site will be allotted for every unit. The parking bay will be 0.8 x 2.5m in this regard. Car parking will not be allotted for owners in these projects. There will be one community hall of minimum 2,000 sq. ft. and Anganwadi cum crèche of 2,000 sq. ft. at least. Commercial aspect will be allowed for enabling the developer to maintain projects free of cost for 5 years from date of grant of occupation certificate. The colony will thereafter be transferred to the apartment owners’ association.


Any individual may apply but he/she (including his/her spouse or his/her dependent children) should not own any flat or plot in any developed colony/sector or licensed colony by HUDA in any urban area in Haryana, UT of Chandigarh or NCT of Delhi. One applicant can submit just a single application for one colony. Successful applicants will not be eligible for getting allotment in any other colony. He/she can retain only a single unit if he/she is successful in multiple colonies. 5% of total flats may be allotted by the licensee to its associates/employees/relatives/friends subject to disclosure of names and addresses and other details to the committee for allotment.

Answered on October 7, 2020.
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