Recognizing the need for an effective and efficient institutional mechanism for achieving the objectives of ‘Housing for All’ in urban areas, AWAAS (Odisha Urban Housing Mission) was launched by the Hon’ble Chief Minister of Odisha on 11th October, 2015. The Government of Odisha has accorded top-priority to ‘AWAAS – Odisha Urban Housing Mission’ at the state level. The Government, further envisaged creation of District Urban Housing Societies (DUHS) to provide additional managerial and technical capacity to the Odisha Urban Housing Mission, at the district level. 30 DUHS have been setup in 30 districts and one at Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation. DUHS is responsible for ensuring the implementation of ‘HFA Policy for Housing for All in Urban Areas of Odisha, 2015’ and other directions of OUHM and H&UD Department, Govt. of Odisha.