Jolly Board

  • Status: Complete
  • People Housed: 636
  • Country: India
  • City: Mumbai
  • Partner: SSNS
  • Year Approved: 2005
Total Invested
INR 5,300,575
Average Completion Cost
INR 471,698
Total Invested
Average Completion Cost
Delivery of Homes
Total Financed
Project Overview

The Jolly Board project assisted in the resettlement of 101 households under the Mumbai Urban Infrastructure Project, enabling families from the Railway Slum Dwellers Federation (RSDF) to secure safe, permanent housing. In 1998, 800 families from the RSDF were forced out of their dangerous railway-side temporary accommodation and moved into a transit camp at Kanjurmarg. Until the Jolly Board project, they had been unable to find or develop permanent housing options.

The homes were built on a piece of land behind a construction site which was considered commercially useless by its owner, the company Jolly Board, a manufacturer of wooden hardboard. A Reall grant helped to finance construction of the units, and costs were recovered by selling Transferable Development Rights.

In partnership with SSNS, 106 units were built; 93 of which were residential, nine commercial, and four that were sold on the open market. They were constructed vertically as two seven storey high apartment buildings. The site itself sits near to Kanjurmarg railway station, providing its occupants with easy access to their previous community, friends, jobs, and businesses.

Homes Completed
Homes Occupied
Connected to Water and Sanitation

Client Data

Household Demographic Data
Household Size
Proportion Female
Proportion Children
Proportion Elderly
Housing Information
Description Type Number Expected Number Completed
n/a Basic 106 106

Project Finances

Displayed In

Investments — Reall to Affordable Housing Partners

Total Project Investments
INR 5,300,575
$ 70,822
INR 5,300,575
$ 70,822

Based on exchange rate on 31/10/2021

Funds Recouped from Third Parties
Funds Recouped from Third Parties
INR 61,802,133
$ 825,749

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Data last updated on 30/06/2022