Tanzania - Housing



Tanzania has developed a serious urban housing shortage as a result of the influx of people to the towns. All development planning has included considerable financial allocations for urban housing schemes. With private enterprise unable to meet the demand, the government in 1951 launched a low-cost housing program, which has been continued since that time. A significant number of dwellings are constructed from mud and poles or from mud bricks and blocks. A smaller percentage of dwellings are made of concrete and stone, or of baked and burned bricks. Piped indoor water is available to about one-fourth of households, and over half have private toilets. In 1995, it was estimated that about 70% of the urban population was living in temporary shelters of squatter/slum areas. The housing deficit in urban areas was estimated at 1.2 million units.

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Jan 12, 2011 @ 6:06 am
this is a good artical and is very true. thanks :)
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Mar 2, 2011 @ 3:03 am
Nice. Where can i get more information about the housing market in Tanzania especially the situation at Mwanza City!
Japhet Werema
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Jun 12, 2011 @ 6:06 am
How is the situation of rental housing in Tanzania, especially in urban areas?
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Sep 6, 2011 @ 4:04 am
The content of the article is too old. The situation on housing is quite different at the moment. The Tanzania Household Buget Survey of 2007 has more recent inforrmation on housing. Recent informatiion is also found in a published PhD Thesis by: Cadsted, J. (2006). Influence and invisibility: Tenants in housing provision in Mwanza city, Tanzania, Stockholm studies in human geography, stockholm University Publications. Another publshed PhD Thesis is by Nguluma, H.M. ((2003): Housing Themselves. Transformation, Modernisation and Spatial Qualities in Informal Settlements in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, Royal Institute of Technology (KTH).
nasibu mbwiga
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Jan 10, 2013 @ 10:10 am
The housing in Tanzania in relation to the urbanization processes in Tanzania with variety attraction of people to migrate from rural to urban, it must take into consideration with the introduction of the policy, regulation and Act that will describe the percentage of housing that will be given to the societies or the mechanism that can be used to illustrate the housing provision for adequate and affordable with all house requirements facilities by the government. and also it must introduce the office that will link from village to urban in the provision and arrangement of the housing in relation to the infrastructure that leads to people to migrate from one place to another.
Liapeng
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Dec 31, 2013 @ 12:00 am
What are the challenges of housing market in moshi municipality?

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