Housing finance as a financial service is relatively young in India. The growth in housing and housing finance activities in recent years reflect the buoyant state of the housing finance market in India. The book analyzes origin, growth and current status of housing finance in India. It discusses role of banks in housing finance and problems of housing finance. The role of State Bank of India in delivering housing finance in Mangalore Taluk of Dakshina Kannada District of Karnataka, India has been clearly explained, analyzed in the book. The book will be useful for all those concerned with the issue of housing finance. The book is useful to students of Banking,economics, political science, sociology, anthropology , public policy planners etc.