Abstract

The paper examines Gweru City Council's efforts to provide housing, and analyses the housing affordability problem along with its economic and social impact on Gweru in Zimbabwe. It investigates how far lodgers have enabled both the landlord and the lodger to access shelter in Gweru, and observes overcrowding and the factors constraining progress in the provision of housing in Gweru. The study reviews responses to the affordability crisis by Gweru City Council, and adaptation mechanisms by the low-and middle-income home seekers. It summarises by suggesting solutions to the housing affordability problem.

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Additional Information

ISSN
1684-4173
Print ISSN
1027-1775
Pages
pp. 39-52
Launched on MUSE
2005-08-09
Open Access
No
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