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Low Income Housing Delivery Analysis: Causal Evidence From South East Nigeria
  • Author(s): Efobi, Dumebi J ; Emoh, Fidelis I ; Nwachukwu, C. C
  • Paper ID: 1701927
  • Page: 70-78
  • Published Date: 14-02-2020
  • Published In: Iconic Research And Engineering Journals
  • Publisher: IRE Journals
  • e-ISSN: 2456-8880
  • Volume/Issue: Volume 3 Issue 8 February-2020
Abstract

Empirical evidence suggests that the Nigerian government at the national and state levels have not achieved the goal of bridging the deficit in low-income housing delivery, especially in light of the over 17 million housing units in the country. This deficit has manifested in the study area through a spate of price increases in the housing market, overcrowding, and informal housing such as urban blight and slums. In the face of this grim statistic, the study ascertained the extent to which housing delivery by housing providers met the housing needs of the low-income earners in South East, Nigeria, and identified the causes of the shortfall in the low-income housing market in South East, Nigeria. Descriptive research design was adopted for the study using the survey research method. The population of the study comprised all low-income properties in South East, Nigeria. The research instrument for data collection was questionnaire structured in Likert Scale format. Data were analyzed with Kolmogorov-Smirnov Test. It was found that housing provision by housing providers had not met the housing needs of the low-income earners in South East, Nigeria (z=.8275; p<0.05), while ineffective monetary and policy implementation were the major causes of shortfall in the low-income housing market in South East, Nigeria (z=7.892, p<0.05). The study concluded that housing provision by housing providers in South East Nigeria had not met the housing needs of low-income earners as a result of ineffective monetary and policy implementations. We recommend that stakeholders be carried along in the formulation and implementation of monetary and housing policy implementations with a view to ensure that the needs of the target population are met.

Keywords

Low-Income Housing Delivery, Housing Deficit, Informal Housing, Housing Needs, Causes of Housing Deficit

Citations

IRE Journals:
Efobi, Dumebi J , Emoh, Fidelis I , Nwachukwu, C. C "Low Income Housing Delivery Analysis: Causal Evidence From South East Nigeria" Iconic Research And Engineering Journals Volume 3 Issue 8 2020 Page 70-78

IEEE:
Efobi, Dumebi J , Emoh, Fidelis I , Nwachukwu, C. C "Low Income Housing Delivery Analysis: Causal Evidence From South East Nigeria" Iconic Research And Engineering Journals, 3(8)