Who are we
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.
What we do
We’re working to:
review the national housing policy and strategy
increase public and private housing supply
modernise housing sector legislation
increase access to affordable housing, for people to rent and buy
We work closely with other central and local government agencies, our partners in the housing sector and our local communities.
We oversee and contribute to the development and monitoring, of all housing related legislation including the:
Housing Act 1955
Fair Rents Act 1965
Unit Titles Act 1985
Residential Tenancies Act (DRAFT)
Hon. Premila Kumar
Our Permanent Secretary
Mr Sanjeeva Perera