In fact, there are various factors which affect the development effort of private house builders. lack of finance, shortage of building materials, rigid building standard etc. are few ones. However, the tradition that local governments provide raw-land to residential house builders, particularly in the expansion areas of Addis Ababa raises a question whether or not - local governments consider the housing services such as the provision of potable water, road access and drainage lines as the fundamental components of housing? Or local governments may also perceive that the provision will come gradually after completing the Buildings? Nevertheless, the situation becomes a big challenge to the private builders.This little book tries to show readers, the magnitude and the causes to the stated problem, taking a case study area in one of the ten sub-cities of Addis Ababa. Finally, based on the major findings of the study, the book comes up with some relevant & practical solutions.