The Norwegian State Housing Bank () is a NorwegianGovernment agency responsible for the housing politics in Norway. The main tool for the bank is mortgages in newly constructed houses. About half of all houses after World War II in Norway have been financed by the Housing Bank. The agency is based in Drammen and was created by a 1946 law. Total assets were NOK 102 billion in 2002. As such, it is one of the largest banks of Norway.