The Major Challenges To Housing Development And Delivery In Anambra State Of Nigeria

Celestine U. Ugonabo, Fidelis I. Emoh


This paper examines the major challenges militating against housing development and delivery in Anambra State of Nigeria with a view to stimulating relevant agencies of government and other stakeholders into designing appropriate strategies for effective housing delivery in the state. The study has identified a multiplicity of factors inhibiting effective housing development and delivery in Anambra State to include lack of secure access to land, high cost of construction, limited access to finance, bureaucratic procedures, high cost of land registration and titling, uncoordinated policies and implementation at Federal and State levels, ownership rights under the Land Use Act, lack of critical infrastructure, affordability gap, inefficient development control, youths harassment of developers, inelegant revocation and compensation process among others. In order to comprehensively address the challenges the study recommended the need for a holistic approach to housing development and delivery that will involve the Federal Government, the State Government and the private sector (both formal and informal). In view of the fact that the private sector has displayed greater flexibility and potential for housing production, we are of the opinion that in line with the provisions of 2012 National Housing Policy, government should provide the enabling environment for the private sector to provide safe, adequate and affordable housing for the citizens.

Keywords: Access to land, Affordable Housing, Cost of Construction, Housing Delivery, Housing Development, National Housing Policy.

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