The A.P. Housing Board has come into existence with
effect from 01.07.1960 under the A.P. Housing Board Act, 1956 by merging the
erstwhile City Improvement Board and erstwhile Town Improvement Trust of Twin
The Ex-City Improvement Board was formed in 1911 as a result a large scale
devastations which the City of Hyderabad suffered due to the Moosi Floods in
1908. Its main function was to attend to general improvement of city, opening
out congested areas and forming of roads, construction of houses by removing
slums and improvement of general sanitary conditions to safeguard public
health. The Town Improvement Trust of Secunderabad was formed in the year 1931
with more or less similar objectives with emphasis on development of lands.
The main objective of the Housing Board is to provide housing accommodation to
the needy citizens at an affordable price. The Andhra Pradesh Housing
Board is engaged in the following activities
Construction of houses under integrated / Composite Housing Schemes and
allotment of houses on hire purchase basis and on outright sale basis, under
Lower Income Group, Middle Income Group and Higher Income Group categories.
Self-Financing Scheme for Higher Income Group and Middle Income Group.
Sites and Services.
Construction of shops,Commercial Complexes and Multistoried Buildings to
be let out on rent to augment financial resources of the Board
The Andhra Pradesh Housing Board is constituted as a Statutory Body and is
managed by a Board consisting of; Chairman appointed by the Government,
Vice-Chairman & Housing Commissioner, (10) Official Members and (4)
The Vice-Chairman & Housing Commissioner is the Chief
Executive Officer of the Board. The various branches of the Board that look
after the work of execution of schemes, management and administration are (1)
Engineering, (2) Estate Management, (3) Establishment, (4) Accounts and (5)