Original disclosure @ WB website
Updated in EWS May 18, 2022
Disclosed by Bank Mar 2, 2022
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According to World Bank documents, the objective of the proposed project is to "support the Government of Tamil Nadu to increase access to and sustainability of affordable housing by deepening policy reforms and strengthening institutions."
The proposed 2nd Tamil Nadu Housing Sector Strengthening Program is part of a programmatic engagement to support the state government’s plans to transform the housing sector in Tamil Nadu. Following the successful implementation of the first TNHSSP DPL, the second DPF will deepen and promote measures to ensure the long-term sustainability and climate resilience of the housing sector by nudging new institutional architecture for the sector and adopting diversified housing products and programs to expand access to affordable housing.
The first pillar aimed at strengthening policies and institutions for increased access to affordable housing. It continues to support GoTN’s efforts to redefine its role and mandate as an enabler in creating efficient and inclusive housing markets, through moving the Tamil Nadu Housing Board away from a direct provider role to a market-making role for the underserved market segments, better targeting of GoTN’s fiscal resources to the poorest and most vulnerable by introducing a menu of housing solutions that consider affordability of the bottom income deciles and leveraging private housing finance; institutionalizing community-driven O&M, and introducing state housing information system to enable informed decision making in the housing sector.
The second pillar aimed at enhancing the enabling environment to increase affordable housing supply. It will address regulatory and administrative constraints critical to unlock the supply of affordable housing, including removing barriers for O&M of multi-storied apartments and mandating a single-window approval system for issuing planning and building permits.
The third pillar aimed at promoting sustainability and climate resilience. It supports the new GoTN’s priority to mainstream measures for improved sustainability and climate resilience into the regulations and housing policy making processes and more broadly in managing urban development.
World Bank Team Leaders:
Abhijit Sankar Ray, Yan F. Zhang Senior Urban Development Specialist
Director, Department of Economic Affairs firstname.lastname@example.org
1. Finance Department of the Government of Tamil Nadu,
Principal Secretary to Government
2. Housing and Urban Development Department of the Government of Tamil Nadu,
Hitesh Kumar S. Makwana,
Principal Secretary to Government
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