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Incremental Housing

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      International Journal of Housing and Human Settlement Planning

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      Deadline for Manuscript Submission

      March 31st, 2023

      Deadline for Publication

      April 15, 2023

    Special Issue Description

    Dear Collegues,

    The self-help incremental technique of housing is a key part of providing for low-income households. It is mentioned elsewhere on this website that middle-income groups are entering the housing market at a faster rate than low-income groups are creating self-help houses. Low-income households that self-help or self-manage their housing do not generate enough housing, even though it is still a significant component in individual home additions and renovations. While the strain of the growing urban population on cities and urban regions increases, finishing houses typically takes a lot of time. Housing for the poor has become even more out of reach due to rising land costs brought on by the expansion of urban housing markets. Numerous national governments emphasize developing social housing via larger-scale initiatives, where private construction companies and real estate investors create subsidized projects that are ready for occupancy and provide homes or apartments for sale to households.

    For individuals or households with low incomes, housing products are frequently too expensive, and rental housing is either lacking or unaffordable. In most housing markets and policies, the demands of the first buyers and the elderly are also not taken into consideration. Another issue is that housing projects don't account for the homes' progressive completion or expansion. The private construction sector has not demonstrated a willingness to develop affordable housing throughout the years. Although occasionally social entrepreneurs express interest in providing affordable housing for low-income people. Furthermore, NGOs with social housing initiatives and small-scale cooperatives that offer their members affordable housing frequently take positive steps. This is all too small-scale; adding more housing won't boost the rate at which cities produce homes.


    * Incremental owner-built housing
    * Incremental development of housing subdivisions
    * Sites-and-Services Programs
    * Low-income households
    * Social entrepreneurs

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