Tamil Nadu Housing Board

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Tamil Nadu Housing Board
Government of Tamil Nadu
Industry Housing, Building, Real Estate
Founded 1961
Headquarters Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
Area served
Tamil Nadu, India
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Tamil Nadu Housing Board (TNHB) (Tamil: தமிழ்நாடு வீட்டு வசதி வாரியம்) is a government organisation in Tamil Nadu, India.


Formed in 1947 as a small organisation in the name of “CITY IMPROVEMENT TRUST” in order to cater to the Housing needs of Madras City, has developed into a full fledged organisation as "TAMIL NADU HOUSING BOARD" in 1961 to cope up with the increasing demand in housing sector all over the state due to urban growth leading to migration to urban areas in search of employment opportunities. It is under the control of the Department of Housing and Urban Development


TNHB has the unique capacity of developing very large neighbourhood schemes, each one of them, remains a self contained neighbourhood by itself. As a pioneer institution in developing very large neighbourhood schemes, Tamil Nadu Housing Board is one of the biggest institutions in India catering to the shelter needs of various income groups of the society.

Keeping in line with the Chief Minister's direction of good governance and effective delivery system, the TNHB decided to put in place the concept of Service Counters.

TNHB has created self-sustaining townships in the late 1970s and early 1980s like Anna Nagar, Besant Nagar, KK Nagar, Ashok Nagar, Korattur and Shastri Nagar. Owing to the elevation in economic activity to the south of Chennai, it has created self-sustaining township in Sholinganallur with wide roads, residential plots, apartments, school and park zones. It has also completed midsize neighbourhood developments in Velachery, Mogappair and Chitlapakkam. Other promotions are also seen as small and mid-sized neighbourhoods in tier-II cities like Coimbatore and Madurai.

All residential township developments of TNHB have been a success due to their compliance to the development rules and their not-for-profit motive. As the land required for TNHB layouts are either owned or acquired by the government, they do not cut corners in layout developments which results in suburbs with wide roads and all amenities such as schools, parks, play grounds and bus terminuses. The organisation caters to all sectors of the society through their HIG, MIG and LIG offerings.


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