Housing and Urban Development Corporation
General introduction on HUDC
In 1989 the government of Jordan approved the national housing strategy, which aimed at enabling the private sector to participate and be involved in the production of housing units for certain target groups and in sufficient numbers to meet the demand of such groups taken into consideration their financial capabilities in order to implement the national housing strategy
The housing corporation (established in 1965) was merged with the urban development department (established in 1980) to form the newly housing entity "Housing & Urban Development corporation"
According to the law NO.28 for the year 1992 this entity retained its financial and administrative independence. currently the total No. of employees is (386)
In 1996 the Jordanian government adopted the recommendation of the steering committee formed to restructure the housing sector; one of these recommendations was to assign HUDC to carry out the role of facilitator and enabler for the private sector and enter into partnership with it in the field of production of housing units and serviced plots
HUDC is currently working in two tracks: Production / Policies
The first track aims at meeting the demand of housing needs for the citizens and bridges the gaps of small plots and serviced plots shortage through implementations of projects with essential services, pilot projects and royal initiatives as well as upgrading of low serviced areas
The policies track patronages of the housing sector through implementing the 2025 Jordan program vision, this program will help low income Jordanians to access affordable housing with the participation of private sector
HUDC participated in establishing projects to alleviate the poverty through implementation of pilot projects to serve the most severe poverty pockets; this was done through employing of local citizens in cooperation with related authorities
HUDC achieved its goals since its inception throughout Jordan and benefited most segments of the Jordanian society, which was positively reflected in their social and economic environment and supported the economy as a whole and flourished the targeted areas. The private sector role was enhanced through partnership in the area of housing production and regulations
The role of HUDC in correcting the imbalances in the sector were enormous and that was achieved through long term strategic planning in order to achieve its vision and mission
HUDC tasks and duties
HUDC is the sole public housing body responsible for the implementation of the housing and urban development policies and strategies to serve housing sector through the following:
1-Prepare recommendations for the government of Jordan on general housing policies with regard to zoning and environment in coordinate with related agencies.
2-Follow up the implementation of the national housing strategy and prepare legislations needed to implement such strategies.
3-Carry out studies and researches within development regions in order to establish new residential neighborhoods throughout municipalities of Jordan and according to certain zoning criteria.
4-Conduct necessary social economic studies as well as health and environmental issues with regard to housing and urban development cooperation in order to determine and defining housing needs within areas that has high level of overcrowding and eradicate aspects of under development and random buildings.
5-Encourage small industrial crafts and vocational training within areas of projects.
6- Helping beneficiaries accessing loans from lending agencies.
- PO Box
- Jebal Amman, Third Circle, next to the Ministry of Planning - zahran Street,
- ZIP Code
- 962 6 4628938