The Mandate for the HDC is enshrined in Section 13 (1) of the Trinidad and Tobago Housing Development Corporation Act No. 24 of 2005 within the context of the following parameters to:
- Do all things necessary and convenient for or in connection with the provision of affordable shelter and associated community facilities for low and middle income persons;
- Carry on any business activity that is incidental to or which may be performed conveniently by the Corporation or which may assist the Corporation in connection with its delivery of the services referred to in paragraph (a); and
- Implement the broad policy of the Government in relation to housing as may be directed by the Minister from time to time.