Housing and Physical Planning (H & PP) was established under the administrative control of Housing & Physical Planning Department during 1973.
H&PP was devolved under PLGO,2001 with Directorate General and 34 nucleus offices (DO H&TP) at district level.

H&PP Punjab was revamped as “Punjab Housing and Town Planning Agency (PHATA)” under the PHATA Ordinance, 2002. The said agency has been effectuated w.e.f., 01.04.2004 with the objective of rejuvenating the housing sector in general and provision of shelter to shelter-less low income groups in particular.