The A.P. Housing Board has come into existence with effect from 01.07.1960 under
the A.P. Housing Board Act, 1956 by merging the erstwhile City Improvement Board
and erstwhile Town Improvement Trust of Twin Cities.
The Ex-City Improvement Board was formed in 1911 as a result a large scale devastations
which the City of Hyderabad suffered due to the Moosi Floods in 1908. Its main function
was to attend to general improvement of city, opening out congested areas and forming
of roads, construction of houses by removing slums and improvement of general sanitary
conditions to safeguard public health.
The Town Improvement Trust of Secunderabad was formed in the year 1931 with more
or less similar objectives with emphasis on development of lands.