Volume 4, Issue 3, September 2020, Page: 36-41
Improving Affordable Housing Delivery Through Private Developers in Lagos State
Abayomi Josiah Omotosho, Department of Architectural Technology, Lagos State Polytechnic, Ikorodu, Nigeria
Roseline Abidemi Kosoko, Department of Urban and Regional Planning, Lagos State Polytechnic, Ikorodu, Nigeria
Folahan Anthony Adenaike, Department of Architectural Technology, Lagos State Polytechnic, Ikorodu, Nigeria; Department of Architecture, Covenant University, Ota, Nigeria
Received: Jul. 9, 2020;       Accepted: Jul. 24, 2020;       Published: Aug. 10, 2020
DOI: 10.11648/j.jppa.20200403.12      View  128      Downloads  43
Abstract
Over the years, increase in population, rural-urban migration and financial incapability of governments have been responsible for huge housing deficits in African cities. As at 2013, the housing deficit in Nigeria was seventeen million units. Lagos, the largest city in Nigeria has a fair share of the deficit going by the number of dwellers which had exceeded twenty million in 2014. Presently many private housing development firms are springing up in Lagos to fill this gap by providing serviced houses and plots in form of estates to the public for sale with various payment plans. The focus of this research is to investigate and propose how the Lagos State Government can institute a synergy with willing private developers to compliment her efforts to alleviate present and future low and medium income housing deficits. Data related to the cost of buildings and serviced plots offered by some private firms including payment plans were collected and literature was reviewed on housing provision. A close ended questionnaire on how the property developers can improve delivery was also administered. The data were subjected to analysis using statistical tools. The data on payment plans did not yield any significance to the number of units achieved by the property developers. The opinion survey gave some trends on the views of the developers towards improving affordable housing delivery. The paper concludes that the government and the private firms can work on the data collected to arrive at a harmonized model through increased funding of existing channels to address the housing deficit in Lagos. The interests of the developers, the public and the government are ultimately protected in the model.
Keywords
Housing Deficit, Affordable Housing, Government Subsidy, Property Developers
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Abayomi Josiah Omotosho, Roseline Abidemi Kosoko, Folahan Anthony Adenaike, Improving Affordable Housing Delivery Through Private Developers in Lagos State, Journal of Public Policy and Administration. Vol. 4, No. 3, 2020, pp. 36-41. doi: 10.11648/j.jppa.20200403.12
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