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Title: An analysis into the impact of the housing delivery system to low income earners in Zimbabwean local authorities. A case of Lupane local board.
Authors: Shonhai, Patrick
Keywords: Housing delivery system
Housing land supply
Government
Urban planners
Housing
Issue Date: May-2014
Publisher: Lupane State University
Abstract: The research analyses the impact of the housing delivery system to low income earners in Zimbabwean local authorities. A case of Lupane Local 1 Board. This research was necessitated by the acute shortage of low cost housing land supply which has led to overcrowding and homelessness. This stems from the use of poor and inappropriate framework for the allocation of urban housing land which works against efforts by the poor to access low cost housing.Questionnaires, structured interviews and secondary data sources were used to investigate the topic. Shortage of funds at Lupane Local Board and individual level is the most important facto rlimiting the supply of housing stands to low income households in the Board. It was found that land allocation methods at Local Board are not giving priority to the poor. Low cost housing is no longer the first priority in allocating land in Lupane Local Board resulting in overcrowding and the use of informal land access method as alternative. The research concludes that unless concerted efforts are made by urban planners and government to address the land issue, Lupane Local Board may in the nearest future be facing chaotic housing development because so many people are Hocking to the Lupane Local Board and there is no provision to accommodate this growth.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/179
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