About

About

Since 11th October

1976

Our Journey

The Housing Authority was established on 11th October 1976, by an Act in Parliament, entitled Act XV of 1976, better known as The Housing Authority Act. The Housing Authority falls under the Ministry for Social and Affordable Accommodation.

Chairman

Mr. Robert Ducker

Robert Ducker was educated at St. Joseph Rabat and St. Aloysius College. In 1998 he obtained an Associateship from The Chartered Institute of Bankers and a BSc Honours degree in Financial Services from The University of Manchester, Institute of Sciences &Technology.

His career has been mainly within the Financial Services industry. He worked at Bank of Valletta for 35 years and during this period he was assigned various executive level duties within the Bank. He worked as a Branch manager for three years and then moved on to Head Office where he was tasked with heading a number of units such as: Savings & Investments, Wealth Management, Procurement & Administration and Bancassurance.

Prior to his appointment as Chairman in 2017, he served as the Vice-Chairman of the Housing Authority for a period of 4 years. He is presently a member of the Malta Financial Services Tribunal.

Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Matthew Zerafa

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Appointed as Chief Executive Officer of the Housing Authority in November 2022, Mr. Matthew Zerafa has over 5 years’ experience in the sector, first serving as Head of Secretariat, and then as Policy Consultant within the Ministry for Social Accommodation and Affordable Housing.

Mr. Zerafa has a Bachelor’s degree in International Relations, and is also a Masters graduate in Intelligence and Security, with a special focus on enforcement within Maltese public entities. His studies were also focused on Geographical Information Systems (GIS) and Strategic Management.

The main pillars of his tenure will focus on expanding the structured and robust Authority into exploring further affordability, and quality housing, improving enforcement capabilities, and in the process, strengthening research and policy initiatives.

Meet our 

Board Members

Mission Statement

To provide and sustain decent social and affordable housing opportunities promoting stability and supporting social mobility.

The Housing Authority was established on 11th October 1976, by an Act in Parliament, entitled Act XV of 1976, better known as The Housing Authority Act. The Housing Authority falls under the Ministry for Social Accommodation. It has been contributing to the strengthening of Maltese societies ever since its establishment.

Prior to 1991, the premises and offices of the Housing Authority were located in Valletta, at the Auberge de Bavière in St. Sebastian Street, where the offices of the Lands Department are presently located. The premises of the Housing Authority moved to Pietro Floriani Street, Floriana, where we still offer our services to date.

During 2007, the Department of Social Housing and Housing Construction and Maintenance amalgamated with the Housing Authority. The amalgamation brought about new challenges for the Housing Authority. In order to sustain procedure and accommodate the departments’ staff members, the Housing Authority extended the existing premises in Floriana. Today these departments are fully integrated with the Housing Authority’s functions as it continues to provide services to those who are seeking accommodation, support and assistance.

The Housing Authority has been developing, promoting and financing the development of housing estates and other residential and commercial accommodation, in efforts to promote home ownership as well as improve the housing conditions in Malta. The Authority intends to take a holistic approach through the provision of various schemes and initiatives targeting those who are most in need of its assistance. It has committed itself to improving the quality of life, whilst pursuing a better future for Maltese communities.