Funded by: UNICEF
The Housing Coordination Project is a response from UN-Habitat to support the Government of Sri Lanka in coordinating more than 100 independent agencies who are actively engaged in the tsunami housing rebuilding programme.
Effective coordination is essential to ensure that resources are not misallocated creating over-supply in some districts and under-supply in others. Equally important are issues of quality standards and linkage between housing actors and other infrastructure agencies, including water and sanitation, electricity, roads and other social services.
The Project also provides institutional memory and continuity in tracking affected families on their journey through emergency shelter, transitional shelter and finally to permanent housing.
Currently, 120,000 families are eligible for houses or grant payments.