Jamaica - Housing

Housing is one of the government's most pressing problems. While middle-and upper-income housing is comparable to that in neighboring areas of North America, facilities for low-income groups are poor by any standard. The problem has been aggravated by constant migration from the rural areas to the cities, causing the growth of urban slums. Most new urban housing is built of cinder block and steel on the peripheries of the cities. Rural housing is primarily built of wood and roofed with zinc sheeting. Squatter settlements surround the major cities of Jamaica. According the 2001 census figures, there were 723,343 occupied private dwellings with an average of 3.6 people per household.

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Sep 3, 2011 @ 8:08 am
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Dec 7, 2011 @ 5:17 pm
Right after the in dependence of Mauritius in 1967 a British company was invited to build
affordable housing in Mauritius and that was a big step forward to partly solve the housing problem.Jamaica cannot face the housing problem alone the must ask for help now from the emerging countries such as Brazil, China, India. Mauritius is a good example to follow, there could be exchanges profitable for both countries.

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