Uganda Housing Cooperative Union Limited (UHOCU) is the apex body for all housing cooperatives in Uganda whose mandate is to enable its membership to have access to adequate housing. It was established by a group of 10 primary housing cooperatives in 2013 which came together in a bid to find access to adequate housing amongst low- and middle-income earners in various communities of Uganda. UHOCU is a member organization with a total membership of 33 Housing Cooperative Societies directly affiliated to it and an outreach 7000 People benefiting from the Union.
UHOCU has five strategic pillars that it believes will help in achieving its mission and vision in the next five(5) years;
1. Institutional development
Objective: To build a robust institutional structure and capacity with specialized expertise and experience to facilitate access to affordable, sustainable housing based on the international principles of co-operation.
2. Sustainable Cooperative Housing Development and Green Housing Practices
Objectives: To enhance Cooperative housing development and to promote eco-friendly and sustainable practices to meet the needs of members and non-members
3. Resourcing and capitalization
Objectives: To mobilize sufficient resources and expand the finance base in order to finance asset growth, recurrent expenditures and support a revolving fund for housing development
4. Expanding Access of Women and the Youth to Housing, Land and Property rights
Objective: To enable women and the youth in PHCs and communities claim, realize and enjoy their rights to access and possess and control land and landed resources as guaranteed in the constitutional and legal frameworks, while mitigating the cultural norms that inhibit their rights
5. Partnerships, Networking, Lobbying and Advocacy.
Objectives: To develop and strengthen partnerships and networks for generation of resources, undertaking lobbying and advocacy to influence policy, sensitization of communities and delivery of services to members