Housing is a basic need and critical issue in case of sheltering the low income people. Generally migrants and the local poor are considered as low income group. Low income people have limited earning and they cannot afford rental housing as their major portion of income goes to purpose of food. Affordable housing is a critical issue in view of the low income of people. Majority of low income people are living in poor quality housing where the absence of basic services and facilities are significant. In this study the characteristics of low income housing is specifically examined in respect of housing condition. The issue of affordability of low income people is examined in terms of their income and expenditure for purpose of rent and utility services and facilities. If the expenditure of rent and utility services is more than 30% of their total income then housing is not affordable for the low income people. In this study, effort is given to identify the causes of mobility and locational choice of the low income people. Frequent movement is considered as a barrier on the way of continuous income and affordable housing.