Shelter for Urban Homeless (SUH)

The National Urban Housing & Habitat Policy (NUHHP), 2007 aims at promoting sustainable development of habitat in the country with a view to ensuring equitable supply of land, shelter and services at affordable prices to all sections of the society. However, the most vulnerable of these are the urban homeless. The Urban homeless persons contribute to the economy of the cities and thus the nation as cheap labour in the informal sector; yet they live with no shelter or social security protection. The urban homeless survive with many challenges like no access to elementary public services such as health, education, food, water and sanitation. National Urban Livelihoods Mission (NULM) aims at providing permanent shelter equipped with essential services to the urban homeless in a phased manner under the Scheme of Shelter for Urban Homeless (SUH).

What benefits does DAY-NULM offer under the SUH component?

Financial assistance as per scheduled rate(up to a maximum of Rs.400 Lakhs)/ unit will be provided for construction of new shelter homes.

Financial assistance of a maximum Rs. 50 lakhs will be provided for refurbishment of existing shelter homes.

Operations & Management (O&M) cost of maximum Rs. 6 lakhs per year for the first consecutive five years will be provided to one shelter home catering to minimum 50 urban homeless.