Nairobi Metropolitan Services has started to identify 16,700 county-owned houses and verify tenants.
The house stock taking exercise, which will end on December 17, will enable NMS to acquire accurate data to enhance revenue collection.
According to a statement by the NMS directorate of housing, which will oversee the exercise, the captured data will ensure proper services to tenants.
This is a continuation of the inventory exercise that started in May in collaboration with the Kenya Revenue Authority and the county government.
Along the Outering Road estate, 360 houses were enumerated and 382 in Buruburu.
During the exercise, tenants will be expected to submit a rental or tenancy transfer letter, KRA pin, copies of the national identity card, latest payment receipt and any other relevant documents.
Once the exercise is complete, data will be uploaded onto the newly-launched Nairobi Revenue Services system.
This will enable tenants to easily access payment options while guiding NMS on housing and development decisions on feedback collated.
The inventory exercise will help in the identification of houses targeted for Phase Two of the affordable housing programme.
The tenants pay between Sh2,000 and Sh20,000 monthly rent depending on the location.
In the first quarter of this financial year ( July to September ), KRA collected Sh99.3million from county houses against a target of Sh150 million.
In May 2019, it was revealed that City Hall is owed Sh224 million by tenants living in the over 16,000 county houses across the capital
Nairobi county housing director Marion Rono back then said the debt had been accrued by tenants residing in 16,746 houses belonging to City Hall.
It was revealed that defaulters were the biggest contributors to the dwindling collections with tenants in houses in Maringo and Woodley estates, the biggest culprits.
Badi and his team have also started a facelift project targetting 760 units in Kariokor, Jamhuri estate, Buruburu and Kariobangi South that will be renovated and repainted.
“In Kariokor, the exercise is being undertaken in collaboration with the area MCA through the ward development fund,” reads the statement.