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  • 30 July, 2021

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Affordable Rental Housing Complexes (ARHC) Scheme

Affordable Rental Housing Complexes (ARHC) Scheme

  • The aims and objectives of the Affordable Rental Housing Complexes (ARHC) Scheme announced under Atmanirbhar Bharat Package are as follows:
  1. To address the vision of ‘AtmaNirbhar Bharat Abhiyan’ significantly by creating a sustainable ecosystem of affordable rental housing solutions for urban migrants/poor.
  2. To achieve the overall objective of “Housing for All” encompassing the need for affordable rental housing for urban migrants/poor. ARHCs will provide them with dignified living with necessary civic amenities near their place of work.
  3. To create a conducive environment by incentivizing Public/Private Entities to leverage investment for creating affordable rental housing stock to take care of their own requirements for the workforce and also cater to neighbouring areas, if they have available vacant land.
  • A total of 88,236 existing Government funded vacant houses are available to be converted into ARHCs for rental accommodation to migrants under Model-1 of the ARHC Scheme. However, no vacant houses are available in Telangana for rental accommodation to migrants under Model-1.
  • Initial affordable rent of ARHCs will be fixed by the local authority based on a local survey prior to the issuance of a Request for Proposal (RFP) by Urban Local Bodies (ULBs).
  • Subsequently, rent will be enhanced biennially by 8%, subject to a maximum increase of 20% in aggregate, over a period of 5 years, effective from the date of signing the contract. The same mechanism shall be followed over the entire concession period i.e. 25 years.

Source: PIB


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