All You Need To Know About Tamil Nadu Housing Board Schemes
To cater to the growing housing needs in urban areas of the state, the City Improvement Trust of Chennai was revamped into the Tamil Nadu Housing Board (TNHB) in 1961. The TNHB constructs shelters for the economically-weaker section (EWS), the lower-income group (LIG), the middle-income group (MIG) and the higher-income group (HIG) at affordable prices. The TNHB mostly builds self-sufficient neighborhoods which include commercial spaces, educational institutes and other basic amenities. The housing board comes up with schemes to offer units and plots at a varied price range. Here are the some of the recent projects and offerings of the TNHB:
Commercial/school/public purpose sites at Trichy
The Trichy Housing Unit of the TNHB is offering shops, commercial units, nursery school, secondary schools and other public amenities through an open auction in areas such as Pudukottai, Navalpattu, Manapparai and Valavanthankottai. The application money is 15 per cent of the total price.
Flats at Besant Nagar, Chennai
The Besant Nagar division of the TNHB is offering flats at Indra Nagar and Sholinganallur by draw of lots. Applicants have to deposit five per cent of the unit cost when filing the application. There are 60 MIG flats in Indira Nagar while 280 in Sholinganallur. Application money will be refunded for non-selected applicants while allottees have to pay another five per cent cost within 21 days from the date of receipt of the Provisional Allotment Order. The remaining 90 per cent should be paid within 30 days from the date of receipt of the Regular Allotment Order. The application forms can be derived from the Besant Nagar division office in Adyar.
Flats by the Thanjavur Housing Board
The Thanjavur Housing Unit of the TNHB is offering units in multiple housing schemes such as the Tamil University Campus Self Finance Scheme (5), the Pattukottai Self Finance Scheme (2), the Thanjavur Scheme (1) and the Tamil University Campus NH Scheme (1). However, applicants should follow certain conditions before applying for the scheme:
- Applicants should be the native of Tamil Nadu and 21 years of age. Applicants having self-income are alone eligible and should not own any house in any part of the country.
- The houses are allotted through the lottery and the applicant needs to pay the cost mentioned in the allotment letter to confirm the allotment.
- The deposit amount should be paid through a demand draft. The deposit amount will be refunded to unsuccessful applicants while if the applicant is not willing to get the allotment, 0.5 per cent of the application money or Rs 10,000, whichever is higher will get deducted from the deposit amount.
- Extra cost of the house will be borne by the applicant if the plot allotted is more than the extent measured, if the plot is in the corner or located along the 60 ft road or 80 ft road.