Affordable Rental Housing

Draft recommended guidelines by civil society in response to GoI announcement

In response to the migrant worker crisis precipitated by the lockdown during Covid-19 in March 2020, the Government of India announced an affordable rental housing scheme under the ongoing national housing program of PMAY-urban. This scheme makes a small beginning to provide rental accommodation to migrant workers and other eligible groups. Within this context and based on the draft Affordable Rental Housing Complexes guidelines, CISHAA (Citizens for Shelter Alliance) and SAATH together produced a set of draft recommendations for policymakers.


CISHAA-Citizens for Shelter Alliance was created as a coalition of organisations that work together but not under any formal constitution. It was established as a platform for the sustained study of housing policy and advocacy for improved housing practices for the urban poor by organisations in Ahmedabad with their own institutional histories of working with the urban poor.