Tamilnadu Housing Board [TNHB]
TNHB was formed I 1961 to cope up with the increaing demand in housing sector all over the state of Tamilnadu due to urban growth leading to migration to urban areas in search of employment opportunties. It is also the principal town planning and city and Suburb development arm of the Tamilnadu Government. It under the Department of Housing and Urban Developmet (Tamilnadu)
1. To clear all the slums in Chemical and to proviode self contained hygienic tenements.
2. To prevent the groeth of slams and encroachments
3. To prevent the eviction of slum dwellers by private oweners and to provide the slum families with security of tenure.
To provide basic amenities like water supply, street lights, storm water drains, sewer line, etc to the slum areas.
Policies / Strategy
The Three pronged strategy for developing / clearing slums followed by tamil nadu Slum Clearance Board are:
i) In - Situ plotted development and infrastructure improvement
Whereever In-situ plotted development is feasible, such slums are identified and taken up for in-situ improvement for provision of absic facilities to make the areas habitable and for provision of tenurial rights to the occupiers after getting the land transferred to the tamilnadu slum clearance Board.
ii) In-situ tenemental schemes
The slums located in unobjectionable poramboke areas, wherein equitable distribution of space to all is not feasible, are cleared and tenemental (public housing) schemes put up.
iii) Rehabilitation and Resettlement scheme
Wherever neither tenemental nor insitu development is feasible, (as in the case of objectionable porambokes like water ways etc.,) Rehabilitation and Resettlement in tenements in nearby locations with necessary infrastructure is taken up. The cleared site is then restored to its original use.
i) Tamil Nadu Slum Clearance Board has provided support to individual housing schemes under different programmes like VAMBAY, Rajiv Gandhi
Rehabilitation Package etc.,
ii) To ensure holistic development and economic upliftment of the poor, the Board has spear-headed community development activities in the slums, under which it imparts vocational training and livelihood support, specially for the youth and women.