In 1992, the Slovak Association of Towns and Villages, comprised of some 2,000 towns, was engaged in recovering all housing units from former state administration authorities. As of 2001, there were about 1,884,846 dwelling units nationwide. Most of these were detached homes. In a 1999 report, there was an estimated housing deficit of 180,000 dwellings. The projected need for new housing was at about 24,000 housing units per year. The average rate of construction has been about 6,000 units per year.