The Goa Housing Board is an autonomous body which was constituted under Goa, Daman & Diu Housing Board Act, 1968 and started functioning from the year 1969. The objective of the Board is to provide Residential house sites & housing facilities to the Goan population at reasonable price. The Goa Housing Board also takes up Commercial Schemes and allots land for Institutions, Commercial etc.
The Goa Construction, Housing & Finance Corporation Ltd. Government Company incorporated under the Companies Act, 1956 and functioning as per the Memorandum and Articles of Association. The Government decided to wind up the Corporation and transfered its assets and liabilities to Goa Housing Board, vide order No. 2/45/2001-HSG/19 dated 5/2/02.
In Goa, the Goa Housing Board is only the State Government Autonomous body to cater the housing needs of the State specially LIG and EWS categories.
Since its inception, it has been catering to the housing needs of the people of this State by providing houses, flats and plots according to their income group at affordable prices. It is also engaged in the activity of land for educational institutions etc.
The Board has so far constructed 1648 EWS, 2097 LIG, 1195 MIG, 459 HIG, 256 shops and developed residential 2451 plots at various locations. It, so far, acquired 264 Ha. of land in various places in Goa.