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Ethiopia Housing 1544
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Except in Addis Ababa, Harer, Dire Dawa, and a few other urban centers, most houses are built of mud or mortar and have thatched or tin roofs. In the rural areas the traditional thatched hut (tukul) is still the most common dwelling. As of the mid-1980s, over two-thirds of all housing units were constructed of wood and mud, and a lesser number of wood and thatch. Housing shortages and overcrowding were still major concerns as of 2000. It has been estimated that 89% of the population is living in substandard housing. Homelessness is a big problem in urban areas; it has been estimated that 80% of the residents in Addis Ababa are homeless or in substandard housing.

Housing development and finance are the joint responsibility of the Ministry of Housing and Urban Development and the Housing and Savings Bank, which was established in November 1975. The government has developed the Ethiopian Housing Cooperative to encourage Ethiopia emigrants to return and build homes.

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Bewketu
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Aug 27, 2007 @ 5:05 am
EVEN if the housing agency try to says we are distribuiting the condominuim houses to the poor, the reality is almost all the opposite of it.
So in my openion the Government should follow the situation deliberatly and giving attention to the poor
Other wise it leads to conclud that Ethioian Roles and Regulation remaind on the paper
Georgia
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Gemma
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Nikki
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Mattias
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Sep 25, 2008 @ 5:05 am
Addis is really growing and changing! My mother-in-law had to move out of her old tin'roof poor place and they have torn down all those slum houses to rebuild by modern plan. Her condominium will be finished soon - a big improvement for her and so many others. The problem wityh Addis is that it just grew there without plan. Now we have to tear all that stuff out before we can build something. It's difficult now, but when it's finished, wow!
addisu
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Dec 22, 2009 @ 7:07 am
where is the detail about housing problem in ethiopia this is informative
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Jan 28, 2011 @ 7:07 am
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Jul 28, 2011 @ 5:05 am
Rurals are more vulnerable than Urbans in Ethiopia. Rurals are Exposed to many challenges.
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Aug 28, 2011 @ 5:05 am
in Ethiopia, where things are very expensive it is difficult to find house. That why squatters are badly expanding in every corners of regional, woreda and administrative towns.
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Nov 23, 2011 @ 2:02 am
The housing development and the infrastractur provision in Ethiopia is now growing
mage kotara
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Dec 2, 2011 @ 4:04 am
I ALSO APPRICIATE THE HOUSING CONDITION OF ETHIPOIA
desta
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Dec 13, 2011 @ 6:06 am
Dear friends this is the first time for me to use this web site. I appriciate you for your information which talks about Ethiopia. I want to know the Number of house holds in the rural Ethiopia.
TEMESGEN
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Dec 30, 2011 @ 6:06 am
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Temesgen.G
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Jan 17, 2012 @ 1:01 am
There are many housing problem in rural and urban Ethiopia
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Mar 8, 2013 @ 7:07 am
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Graham
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