HOUSING & COMMUNITY INFRASTRUCTURE UPGRADING
AMUI DJOR HOUSING PROJECT: A MODEL SITUATION OF THE URBAN POOR: LACK OF ACCESS TO AFFORDABLE, DECENT SAFE AND SECURE HOUSING
A three- storey 31 unit housing facility (5 bed room self-contained apartments, 26 one-room with shared bathroom and toilet facilities)
- The facility has 15 commercial units
- A complementing 12-seater public toilet (Management by cooperative)
- Total cost of project USD 400,000
In 2004 the Ghana Federation of the Urban Poor, an SDI affiliate, initiated the progress to demonstrate how slum dwellers can collaborate with stakeholders to develop affordable housing.
How Do They Do It?
- Drove the housing project from inception
- Took stakeholders (City Authority representatives, Traditional Authority and others) to India on an exchange to the housing project in the Indian Federation
- Was central to the process of formulating a relocation strategy for housing those displaced by the construction process in transitional housing
- Partnered with architect
- Sourced construction materials, dug trenches and assisted with gradn
- Selected beneficiaries of the project themselves and negotiated with local authorities for support
As part of the Land, Citizenship and Services II Project, alley pavements stretching a span of more than 800 square meters were constructed to upgrade the Ashaiman main market and Teshie lorry station near Melcom Shopping Mall. Both locations, serves as space for night marketing in the city. This has increase free flow of vehicles and increased revenue in this areas.
This is a shared toilet and bath facility that serves more than 500 people a day on the average. This facility is managed by the community.