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Community-driven Versus Government-driven Housing Projects


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The aim of this study is to contribute to the understanding of the process and project-based approaches to low-income housing development. The study was conducted in Hatcliffe Extension settlement; a low-income community located twenty kilometers from the capital, Harare. Two low-income housing projects were assessed with one being supported by a local non-governmental organization Dialogue on Shelter and the other being assisted by the Zimbabwean government’s Operation Garikai programme. A qualitative research approach was used and the data was generated through in-depth semi-structured interviews with three participants from either project. The findings from the study provided a wealth of information pertaining to the two low-income housing development approaches that were adopted by the two institutions. Notable aspects of the two approaches that were more prominent in results relate to their participatory nature, capacity-building mechanisms, empowerment benefits, social cohesion and scope for sustainability. More significantly, the results also highlight the participants’ perceptions and assessment of the two projects.

Product Specifications
SKU :COC81633
AuthorGeorge Masimba
Number of Pages108
Publishing Year2011-12-19T00:00:00.000
Edition1 st
Book TypeSociology: work & labour
Country of ManufactureIndia
Product BrandLAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing
Product Packaging InfoBox
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Product First Available On ClickOnCare.com2015-10-08 00:00:00
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