The Ministry of Housing and Community Development (MHCD) is responsible for strategy, policy, funding assistance, monitoring and regulation of Fiji’s housing system. We play a lead role in promoting and facilitating the provision of accessible and adequate housing for low and middle-income households and people living in informal settlements.

The Ministry was established in 2018 as a dedicated stand-alone line ministry with a singular focus on the housing sector bringing together Fiji’s long running urban housing programme, previously overseen by the Department of Housing within a wider Ministry for Local Government, and the rural housing programme that was previously overseen by Ministry for Rural and Maritime Development.

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The First Home Ownership Initiative was launched in 2014 to provide affordable and quality housing for all Fijians and increasing home ownership across the country, for low and middle-income earners. 

Since its inception in 2014, the First Home Ownership Initiative has assisted close to 3400 Fijian households to a tune of $36 million. First Home Purchase Program and First Land Purchase programs are the two main assistance programs...

This is an in-situ capital program targeted towards those living in informal settlements, with the aim of offering long term land tenure of 99-year leases for fully serviced and subdivided lots within these areas. These upgrades are carried out with minimum disturbance to the day to day lives of residents in these settlements. The Ministry of Housing and Community Development has acquired 46 development leases earmarked... 


The Ministry of Housing and Community Development promotes and facilitates the provision of accessible and adequate housing for low and middle-income households via the Housing Authority, the Public Rental Board and the Ministry’s rural housing assistance programme. 

​Targeted subsides are offered which support home ownership, ensure access to affordable rentals for those in need and provide assistance with the... 


In addition to the Ministry of Housing and Community Development’s core programmes the Ministry also implements, via a wide range of partners, the following housing assistance programs specifically targeted at different identified needs across the housing continuum in Fiji.

  • HART 

  • Koro-i-pita (Model Town Charitable Trust)

  • UN - Habitat 

  • RISE 


16 November, 2021



The Ministry is preparing to relocate ten households from the River Road Informal Settlement to the Millennium Lease area. These houses which are currently situated on the drain reserve restricts the ability of the Ministry of Waterways to carry out regular drain maintenance and upgrades in the River Road area.


A series of consultations have been carried out with the households since July 2020, however the relocation was put on hold in April of this year due to the Covid19 outbreak.


In September 2021, the Ministry granted formal approval for these ten families to build new homes within the Ministry’s development lease area in Millennium.

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