Although various projections on the current housing backlog and need in the country are available, it has been observed that there is no consistency in the data reported and this has created a statistics vacuum and for this reason the Namibia Statistics Agency and the Ministry of Urban and Rural Development have embarked on a process to develop a national housing information system to support various ministries’ functions using the updated data. The Namibia press agency quotes NSA Statistician-General Alex Shimuafeni as saying that the NSA will be collecting data during the Census mapping and give it to MURD to help facilitate the capturing of data, management, sharing and dissemination in support of effective spatial planning and socio-economic development.