An institution of professionals exemplifying public service with responsibility, integrity, competence and justice geared towards the attainment of well-planned and sustainable communities through the regulation of land use, housing development and homeowners associations, and the just resolution of disputes..

To promulgate and enforce policies on land use, housing and homeowners associations which promote inclusive growth and economic advancement, social justice and environmental protection for the equitable distribution and enjoyment of development benefits.

The HLURB, as the lead agency in the provision of technical assistance to local government units in the preparation of comprehensive land use plans; regulation of housing, land development and homeowners association; and adjudications of disputes related thereto, is committed to deliver its services with competence and integrity in order to satisfy its stakeholder.


1. PLANNING : (EO 648; EO 72; RA 7279)

  • Formulate guidelines for Comprehensive Land Use Plans (CLUPs)
  • Render technical assistance to LGU’s in CLUP preparation and to members of Provincial Land Use Committee (PLUC) and Regional Land Use Committee (RLUC) in CLUP Review.
  • Review and ratify CLUPs of highly urbanized cities (HUCs) and independent component cities (ICCs) and review CLUPs of Metro Manila
  • Update and revise the National Urban Development and Housing Framework under the direction of HUDCC
  • Train LGUs in subdivision plan approval and zoning enforcement

2. REGULATION: (EO 648; EO 90; EO 71; EO 72; PD 957, 1216, 1344; BP 220; RA 7899; RA 9904; RA8763 (Sec.26));

  • Register and license subdivision and condominium projects, farm lots, memorial parks and columbaria.
  • Monitor development and construction of registered/licensed projects.
  • Update and revise rules, guidelines and standards on housing and real estate.
  • Approve Master Deed and Declaration of Restrictions of condominium project, and any amendment or revocation thereof decided upon by a simple majority of all registered owners (concurrently with City or Municipal Engineer).
  • Issue Locational Clearances for projects considered to be of vital and National or Regional Economic or Environmental significance.
  • Register and supervise HOAs.
  • Register real estate brokers, dealers and salesmen engaged in selling projects under HLURB jurisdiction.

3. ADJUDICATION: (EO 648; RA 9904, 8763 (Sec. 26))

  • Disputes between subdivision lot or condominium unit buyer and developer.
  • Intra- and Inter-Homeowners associations disputes.
  • Appeals from decisions of local zoning bodies.
The Housing and Land Use Regulatory Board (HLURB) is a national government agency tasked as the planning, regulatory and quasi-judicial body for land use development and real estate and housing regulation. These roles are done via a triad of strategies namely, policy development, planning and regulation.


  • Executive Order No. 419 (1973) created the Task Force on Human Settlements (TFHS) under the Development Academy of the Philippines (DAP) Presidential Decree No. 933 (1976) renamed the TFHS into Human Settlements Commission (HSC).
  • Presidential Decree No. 1396 (1978) renamed HSC as the Human Settlements Regulatory Commission (HSRC) and was designated as the regulatory arm of the Ministry of Human Settlements.
  • Executive Order No. 648 (1981) reorganized the HSRC and transferred the implementation of P.D. No. 957(Subdivision and Condominium Buyer’s Protective Decree) from NHA to HSRC
  • Executive Order No. 90 (1986) renamed the HSRC as the Housing and Land Use Regulatory Board (HLURB) and was designated as the regulatory body for housing and land development under the Housing and Urban Development Coordinating Council (HUDCC).