The Mass Housing Law (Law No.: 2985) set TOKİ as a public legal entity affiliated with the Ministry of Environment and Urbanization whereas the Law set its duties, incomes, supervision and the fields in which it makes disbursements.
TOKİ is a non-profit government administration. It has a well-established non-profit business model which avoids many of the common pitfalls of institutionalized bureaucracy. It is subject to strong state control and supervision.
TOKİ, with the models it has developed, functions as an umbrella rather than a competiting body in the housing sector of Turkey in awareness of its responsibility as a guiding, supervising and educating organization and undertakes a significant role in production prioritizing the demands and solvency of the target masses in need.