Affordable Rental Housing Complexes Scheme under Atmanirbhar Bharat Package

New Delhi : The aims and objectives of Affordable Rental Housing Complexes (ARHC) Scheme announced under Atmanirbhar Bharat Package are as follows:

  1. To address the vision of ‘AtmaNirbhar Bharat Abhiyan’ significantly by creating a sustainable ecosystem of affordable rental housing solutions for urban migrants/poor.
  2. To achieve overall objective of “Housing for All” encompassing the need of affordable rental housing for urban migrants/poor. ARHCs will provide them dignified living with necessary civic amenities near their place of work.
  3. To create a conducive environment by incentivizing Public/Private Entities to leverage investment for creating affordable rental housing stock to take care of their own requirements for workforce and also cater to neighbouring areas, if they have available vacant land.

A total of 88,236 existing Government funded vacant houses are available to be converted into ARHCs for rental accommodation to migrants under Model-1 of ARHC Scheme. However, no vacant houses are available in Telangana for rental accommodation to migrants under Model-1.

The details of houses available/to be available for migrants in various States/Union Territories (UTs), is at Annexure.


Initial affordable rent of ARHCs will be fixed by the local authority based on a local survey prior to the issuance of Request for Proposal (RFP) by Urban Local Bodies (ULBs). Subsequently, rent will be enhanced biennially by 8%, subject to maximum increase of 20% in aggregate, over a period of 5 years, effective from the date of signing the contract. The same mechanism shall be followed over the entire concession period i.e. 25 years.

Annexure 1

Details of houses available/to be available for migrants in various States/UTs under Model-I of ARHCs


S. No. State/UT No. of Houses already converted as ARHCs No. of Houses to be converted as ARHCs Total
1. Arunachal Pradesh 752 752
2. Chandigarh 2,195 0 2,195
3. Delhi 29,112 29,112
4. Gujarat 393 7,387 7,780
5. Haryana 2,545 2,545
6. Himachal Pradesh 255 255
7. Karnataka 1,731 1,731
8. Madhya Pradesh 364 364
9. Maharashtra 32,345 32,345
10. Nagaland 664 664
11. Rajasthan 4,884 4,884
12. Uttar Pradesh 5,232 5,232
13. Uttarakhand 377 377
Total 2,588 85,648 88,236


This information was given by the Minister of State in the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs,  Kaushal Kishore, in a written reply in the Lok Sabha today.


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