Many State Governments and Union Territories have through their past experience and efforts adopted innovative measures while framing their policies and programmes on affordable housing. Ministry of Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation has compiled the policies, best practices and innovative measures adopted by various State Governments, in this compendium. This compendium should help States/UTs in integrating some of the practices into their own programmes to make it more efficient. The compendium could serve as a referral resource for the States/UTs and add value to developing an understanding of the strengths and weaknesses of various strategies and models adopted by different States. In the ambitious effort of the Government of India to facilitate the efforts of the State Governments in providing a pucca house to all its citizens under the “Housing For All” by 2022 mission, this compilation, it is hoped would serve as a useful reference.