About CHAPA

Organisational Overview

The Authority mandate provides affordable shelter for low and middle income persons. Each new endeavor will enhance and increase the organisation's capacity to continue and assures the effectiveness of the Central Housing & Planning Authority (CHAPA) as a provider and administrator of affordable housing programmes and land sales.

Central Housing & Planning Authority (CHAPA) recognises the critical role of housing in the enhancement quality of life for all citizens and the pivotal role that housing construction plays in generating economic activity for our society.


Our Mission is to build a better tomorrow through the products and services we provide that support the success of affordable housing opportunities, land distribution, related services through exemplary customer service and innovation to all stakeholders.


Our Vision is to achieve financial, quality home ownership and lands to each client and customer we serve.


Our Value is RARE: Respect, Accountabilty, Responsibility, Empowerment


The Slum & Clearance and Housing Act CAP. 404 current falls under the Hon. Eustace Lake and Ministry of Public Works and Housing.

Central Housing & Planning Authority (CHAPA) will expand and supply and quality of rental homeownership by building safe and attractive communities for the families it serves, improving the quality of life for the disable and all residents.

Central Housing & Planning Authority (CHAPA) employs more than fifty (50) people of whom make a vital contribution to the Authority's operations and reputation for quality products and services.


Important Milestones

1950 Labour Welfare Project
This was the first housing project done by the Central Housing and Planning Authority. Houses were built in Ottos New Town, Table Hill Gordon, Five Islands, St. Johnsons Village, Willikies, New Field, St. Phillips, Freetown, Glanvilles, Seatons and Bethelsda.
1971-1975 Cassada Gardens Housing Project
1976-1978 Urban Working Class Houses
These houses were built in the villages of Parham, Pigotts and Potters.
1987-1988 Upper Fort Road Housing Project
2000 Cubaryl Houses
The majority of the houses were built in Belmont No. 2. However, some of the houses were built on various lands for customers in York, Villa and Freemansville.
2002 Potters/Lightfoot Housing Project No. 1
2002 Potters/Lightfoot Housing Project No. 3
2006 North Sound Housing Project
2006 Lightfoot No. 6 Housing Project
2009 Folleys Housing Project
2010 Herberts Housing Project