About HUDA Affordable Policy

Affordable Housing Policy 2013, GURGAON

Govt. notify a policy known as the “Affordable Housing Policy 2013”. Any project for which license is granted under the present policy cannot be converted to a normal group housing under any situation and irrespective of whether or not it falls within 20%  residential sector area limit prescribed for group housing projects. All apartments under this affordable housing under this project will be on Carpet area basis. That means you have to pay for the area only actually use.

The Affordable Housing policy envisages to provide an incentive to the private developers which include- Higher floor area ratio{FAR} of up to 225 against 175 which is permitted in group housing projects. Higher ground coverage to the tune of 50% of 35% that normally allow.

Huda Affordable Housing Gurugram

Apartment Area                                                                                                                     

The size of the apartment to be constructed will be in the range of 28sqm to 60sqm carpet area. The carpet area would be the net usable covered floor area bound with walls of the apartment but excluding the area  covered by the walls and any balcony which is approved free of FAR but including the area forming part of kitchen, toilet, bathroom, store and built in cupboard, almirah shelf being usable covered area would form part of the carpet area.

Allotment and Eligibility Criteria:                                                                                          

The affordable housing apartment will be allotted through draw only by Deputy Commissioner of the District in which the unit is located. According to the affordable housing policy anyone who doesn’t own a flat, plot in any colony of[HUDA] any licensed colony of Chandigarh of the NCR, is considered to be eligible for the scheme.

Rates of Flat under Affordable Housing Policy                                                                      

The rate for the apartment approved under affordable housing policy would be Rs 4000 per sq.ft. of carpet area in the development plan of Gurgaon, Faridabad, Pinjore-Kalka and Panchkula rs 3600 per sq.ft. in the development plans of other potential towns and Rs 3000 per sq.ft. in the remaining low potential towns.


As per affordable housing policy, the developer will have to maintain the project free of cost for 5 years, after residents association takes over. It’s a serious issue with affordable housing that needs to be defined in a better way to get a clear solution.

The affordable housing policy is intended to encourage planning and completion of wherein apartments of predefined charges are made available at pre defined rates within a targeted time frame to ensure increase supply of affordable housing in the urban housing market.