Meeting Housi~g Challenges: Socio-Economic Benefits of GTZ-Low Cost Housing Project In Adama Town Oromia

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Addis Ababa University


This study is mainly concerned with an assessment of the socio-economic benefits of GTZLCHP beneficiaries in Adama town Oromia as a result of housing improvement in relation to housing shortages of low-income households in Adama town. Moreover, it looks into the problems of renters to seek solutions to address them. A case study has been employed to assess the housing benefits of project beneficiaries and the challenges of housings .of low-income households, who seek low-cost houses in Adama intensively and in details. The targets of the study include the beneficiaries and non-beneficiaries of the project which were selected from 120 household heads selected from lists. Half were selected from the GTZ-LCHP beneficiaries list, while the others were from the potential demand list of the none-beneficiaries in the town. According to the major findings of the study , based on selected variables and comparing the renters and the owners respondents, the owners of the project housing have benefited from the housing improvement of the GTZ-LCHP. The mortgage system provided for the beneficiaries for the loan repayment of 15 years with the total construction cost of 12000 birr benefited the owners. They have afforded the repayment cost and the payment is regular. The project has contributed to the improvement of housing conditions and shortages in urban centers through technical assistances. The new model of housing supply with comparatively low-cost have been implemented in Adama and replicated in different parts of the country either in flat or in apartments form. The housing qualities of the owners were improved compared to the renters. From the findings, conclusions, and recommendations have been drawn underlining a participatory low-cost housing provi sion to benefit low-income households in a sustainable way.



Housing Challenges