Learning Brief #9: Rethinking Land and Housing Allocation

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In this Learning Brief, Afesis-corplan proposes that government should shift the majority of its housing budget from building RDP houses (for a relatively few people every year) to providing (basic) serviced sites with access to (at least) incremental tenure security as part of an organised Managed Land Settlement (MLS) programme. Households will then be able to use their own resources to start to build their own structures on this land with government providing housing support in the form of, for example, bulk buying schemes and promoting material savings schemes. Government will also be able to then more directly help those in desperate need, like the aged and people with disabilities, to build top structures.

To read the full Learning Brief, click here.