Sindh Katchi Abadis Authority (SKAA) was established in 1987 under Sindh Katchi Abadi Act 1987 for regularization and up-gradation of katchi abadis in the Province.

The Authority is a corporate body. Its headquarter is at Karachi. The general direction and administration of the Authority and its affairs vests in a Governing Body headed by the Minister for katchi abadis as its Chairman. Director General is the chief executive of the Authority.