Organised and planned development of building activties particurlarly of residential accomadation has been lacking in the State.Various Governemental and Non-Governmental agencies are executive house building schemes without any c-ordination.The agencies have also not been able to function effectively due to their inability ton funds at the proper time.
The Housing Minister's Conference hold to 1957 and in 1961 had recommended the establishment of a Housing Board or Corporation in every State.Housing Board already been established in many other States.
Chief Minister Sri Ommen Chandy laid the foundation stone of Shanthinagar Model Village, the housing welfare project for 340 coastal families at West Hill beach in Kozhikode; the former Bangladesh Colony is a model for the whole state by giving the message, that there is no political difference in people’s welfare schemes. He also announcing the second phase of “Sparsam”.A project for empowering coastal women with various self employment schemes.
Kerala State Housing Board offers a home for every dream and a dream for every home-seeker since its inception in 1971, KSHB has always maintained focus on integrity, customer delight commitment to deliver. During the past 39 years of service completed more than 5000 units of flats all over the state. Bord now proudly introduce a new project Kowdiar Hights in the state capital
Eco Friendly Green Building Technology The Kerala State Housing Board, perhaps, may be the pioneer in introducing the Green building concept in the construction of flats in the Public Sector. The building will be constructed conforming to the norms of the national rating system of green building in India Viz GRIHA (Green Rating for Integrated Habitat Assessment)
In the 11th 5 year plan, under 2nd years programme (2008-2009) it is proposed to construct residential flats (4-6 storied) in government land for economically weaker section in urban area. An amount of Rs 250 lakhs is provided in the state budget 2008-2009 for the same. Suitable government land is to be made available to board for formulating the scheme. The first stage of the scheme is under implementation at Thrikkakkara, Ernakulam district.