The First meeting of the Housing focus group held on the 3rd of May, 2011 at the UDRI office UDRI introduced the intent of the meeting to the invitees
Second Stakeholder group meeting on Housing on the 27th of May, 2011 at the UDRI Office 1. Creation of land banks/ clarifying the ownership and tenure of land
2. Location and Density of Housing required to be provided in new DP
3. Proportion of housing
3.1 Proportion of rental housing to be provided, creation of rental housing stock
Third Stakeholder group meeting on Housing on the 7th of July, 2011 at the UDRI Office Requirement for inclusive housing in Mumbai:The transform report estimates population of Greater Mumbai living in slums and wadis in 2005 as 6.5 million
Fourth Stakeholder group meeting on Housing on the 10th of August, 2011 at the UDRI Office The point was made that the notion of planning for 20 years is a fundamentally flawed idea and therefore the entire idea of the DP revision is faulty. We should
Fourth Stakeholder group meeting on Housing on the 30th of August, 2011 at the UDRI Office The UDRI meeting with Principle secretary housing was discussed with stakeholders
1) De-linking the 1995 cut-off dates from free housing provision by the state
2) The mapping of existing land use and the details that are to be mapped.
3) Financing Mechanisms for affordable ownership housingbr/> 4) The setting up of non-profit rental management companies for inclusionary housing.
6) Subsidizing the construction of Rental housing
The Sixth meeting of the Housing Stakeholders held on the 19th of September, 2011 at the UDRI The Draft of the second Housing group letter pertaining to the Model Residential Tenancy Act MRTA) was finalized and signed by those present. It was suggested that the Housing group hold consultations with the stakeholders of low income and middle income tenancies under rent control in order to understand their concerns and aspirations before detailed recommendations are made regarding the modifications to the MRTA.
Rent Control Reform in the state of Maharashtra Without doubt you are informed about the 2011 Model Residential Tenancy Act (MRTA), published recently by The Ministry of Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation. This proposal for rent control reform has stimulated a heated debate within our Housing Stakeholders Group. The intention of this letter is to share the concerns raised in our group and to discuss some of the ways forward we see concerning rent control reform, with specific reference to Mumbai.
Note on discussion with Principal Secretary Housing - Gautam Chatterjee 25th August 2011 at Mantral Principle secretary housing called a meeting with UDRI to discuss the housing letter sent in by the Stakeholder group on housing.