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In collaboration with the private sector, deliver at least 1.5 million affordable housing units to the people in the next 5 years.


Government constructs housing units in Harare, Matebeland North , Mashonaland East and Midlands Province



Aug. 24, 2022

The Minister of National Housing and Social Amenities, outlined the following progress for projects being implemented in his sector as follows:
construction of 37 core housing units at Nsungwale in Binga,Matabeleland North Province for the 2019 flood victims is 92%complete
construction of 4 blocks of flats at Dzivarasekwa in Harare Metropolitan Province has reached 69%
construction of 4 blocks of flats at Senga Former Messengers CampGweru, Midlands Province has reached31.75%
Construction of 4 blocks of flats in Marondera, Mashonaland East Province has reached 54%

Previous Updates

Fontaine Ridge Housing Project in Harare West launched.


March 23, 2023

President Mnangagwa launched the Fontaine Ridge Housing Project in Harare West, a project that is being funded by FBC Bank and its building society.

Fontaine Ridge housing project has 858 housing units. Of those, 267 units have been completed and 150 are now occupied. 

Construction of the Victoria Falls walk-up flats began.

The Herald


July 26, 2022

The government is on track to surpass its target to deliver 22000 houses leveraging on partnerships with the private sector and new technology in human settlement.

Efforts to reduce housing backlog received a huge boost




Feb. 21, 2022

Zimbabwe’s efforts to reduce its housing backlog, estimated at two million has received a huge  boost after pan-African financier Shelter Afrique pledged to assist in accelerating financing of housing projects in the country.  

Infrastructural Development Projects



Feb. 6, 2022

ZIMBABWE’S efforts to reduce its housing backlog, estimated at two million has received a huge boost after pan-African financier Shelter Afrique pledged to assist in accelerating financing of housing projects in the country.

Housing Projects



Nov. 17, 2021

President commissions 28 three-bedroom houses of which 24 are now occupied. These are part of the First Phase. This Project is under the Public Sector Investment Programme (PSIP) wholly funded by GoZ.

Housing projects



Oct. 12, 2021

The building of blocks of flats at the Dzivarasekwa Site in progress, while the development of roads, storm water drains, sewer and water reticulation, and provision of electricity at the Empumalanga High Density Stands site was 50% complete. The Kasese-Kariba Housing site development project was 54% complete, while the Lupane Housing Project is 90% complete, with only plumbing, painting, glazing, fixing of doors, and water and electricity connections outstanding

Launch of the National Human Settlements Policy

https://ucaz.org.zw/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/Final-Zimbabwe-National-Human-Settlements-Policy-2020.pdf https://www.herald.co.zw/second-republic-targets-220-000-houses-flats/


Sept. 3, 2021

President Commissions Marimba Housing Project and launches National Human Settlements Policy.

Housing programme for civil servants, low-income earners approved



March 3, 2021

Government approved the Musha-Muzi Housing Programme, a project that is set to see low-income earners in the country acquire homes at affordable prices. The programme, a brainchild of the Zimbabwe Investment and Development Agency (ZIDA)

$1,35bn for 220 000 houses



Jan. 6, 2021

$1,35 billion was allocated in the 2021 National Budget towards the National Housing Fund as Government seeks to build 220 000 houses and flats by 2025 in line with the National Development Strategy (NDS1) and Vision 2030.

Continuation of the development agenda



Oct. 25, 2020

Zimbabwe will continue pursuing its development agenda despite the harmful effects of the illegal sanctions imposed on the country by Western nations. Speaking after touring Batanai Housing Project in Chinhoyi, where three financial institutions have combined to build 1 640 housing units, the Vice President said while Zimbabwe expects the West to lift the sanctions, it was forging ahead with its development agenda.

Development of 2200 Stands on on KockMallock Estate in Norton



June 29, 2020

The Zimbabwe Government has planned to build 200,000 affordable houses in partnership with the private sector which is started in Norton with the development of 2,200 stands on KockMallock estate. Roads are now being tarred and sewer pipes laid, while the foundations of the first batch of three-bedroomed houses are under construction. Government plans to construct all the 200,000 planned houses and flats by 2023, with land for development being identified across Zimbabwe.

Downward Review of the target to build 1.5 million affordable houses in the next 5 years.



Jan. 29, 2020

Ahead of the 2018 general election, Zimbabwe’s ruling ZANU-PF party made a pledge to build 1.5 million homes in the five-year period leading up to 2023. As part of ZimFact’s Promise Checker series, we checked on progress on this promise. The government admits it is missing this target, and is revising its plans. The 1.5 million five-year housing plan would have demanded that the country would build an average of 300,000 houses per year. This target has now been revised downwards. 

Housing target in sight



Oct. 17, 2020

According to Vice President Mohadi, alot of ground had been covered towards delivering 1,5 million medium-income housing units over the period 2018-2023.