Affordable Housing Conundrum in sub-Saharan Africa

Affordable Housing Conundrum in sub-Saharan Africa

African cities become the new home to over 40,000 people every day. The UN projects that by 2050 there will be about 1.5 billion people within the region. With working population growing 4 fold 2000-2050.

This poses a housing challenge for all these countries, as many metropolitan areas lack housing infrastructure and some rural regions lack housing altogether. In 2010, in London United Nation’s head of housing agency proclaimed that: “After HIV and Aids, the biggest threat to sustainable development in Africa is rapid and chaotic urbanisation”.

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