About UHOCU

We Make a Difference in their Life

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.

Help the people

Mission and Vision

Cooperative Development

About UHOCU

Broad Objectives

  1. 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. To enhance Cooperative housing development and to promote eco-friendly and sustainable practices to meet the needs of members and non-members.
  3. 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. 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. 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.

About UHOCU

Focus groups

Uganda Housing Cooperative Union focus is on the socio-economically disadvantaged groups within the communities of Uganda. That is the men, women, children and youth. Keeping in mind the current housing problems and the inadequate shelter that is prevalent in the country, the main focus is on these low income earners who have little or no access to adequate housing.

Geographical focus

This is a national union therefore the focus is on the whole of Uganda.

Legal status

Uganda Housing Cooperative Union is a registered body with of the Ministry of Trade Industry and Cooperatives. It is registered under the Uganda Cooperative Societies Statute 1991 and the Uganda Cooperative Regulations 1992.The registration number is 10354/RCS.

UHOCU's Strategic Plan

UHOCU'S STRATEGIC DIRECTION FOR 2021-25

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

Housing cooperatives conduct businesses that boost member income to support their livelihoods and save for decent shelter.

Contact

Plot 3936, Kisaasi, along Kisaasi - Kyanja road

Support

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