National Housing Building Research Agency
National Housing and Building Research Unit (NHBRU).was established by Cabinet Paper ECC No. 7 of 1970 as a division under of the then Ministry of Lands, Housing and Urban Development. From 1971 to 1985 support was from the government of Tanzania and Norway through NORAD where the Norwegian Building Research Institute acted as consultant to NHBRU.
Under the Public Service Reform Programme (PSRP), the National Housing and Building Research Unit (NHBRU) became a Government Executive Agency since 31st August 2001 known as the National Housing and Building Research Agency (NHBRA).
The current functions of NHBRA are in line with the National Human Settlements Development Policy of 2002, the National Housing Development Programme 2002, and the Habitat agenda of 1997, and the Tanzania 's vision for 2025. NHBRA has set strategies and business plans, which will improve provision of services to her customers in order to be more effective, efficient and timely