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...

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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 


20th June 2022


The Ministry of Housing and Community Development has so far reimbursed 79 eligible Fijians who applied for refund of deposits which they paid to the People’s Community Network (PCN) for LagiLagi Housing Units in Jittu Estate, Suva. To date payments in excess of six hundred thousand dollars have been made under this scheme.


These refunds are paid through the Fijian Government initiative announced in the 2021/2022 revised National Budget, where the government committed to designate $2.27 million for the refund scheme.


The Ministry is administering the scheme and have received a total of 631 applications.

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