The National Housing Corporation (NHC) is a statutory body established by an Act of Parliament Cap. 117. The primary mandate of NHC is to play a principal role in the implementation of the Government’s Housing Policies and Programmes. The Corporation Board of Directors consists of the Principal Secretary State Department for Housing and Urban Development, Ministry of Transport, infrastructure, Housing, Urban Development and Public Works; Principal Secretary The National Treasury and others appointed by the Cabinet Secretary for Land, Housing and Urban Development.
The National Housing Corporation (NHC) has its origin in 1953 when the Colonial Government of Kenya created a Central Housing Board through the Housing Ordinance. The Board was the principal medium through which the colonial Government could promote the development of houses for Africans.