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Beyond ownership: assessing diverse housing typologies and policy interventions for affordable housing in Dilla, Ethiopia

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Peer-reviewed

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Article

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Authors

Esayas Dube, E 
Teku, S 

Abstract

jats:titleAbstract</jats:title>jats:pThis research addresses global housing crisis, a secondary city of Dilla in Ethiopia as a case study. This study seeks to fill the empirical knowledge gap in popular housing typologies and tenure types in urban development in the Global South outside metropolitan areas. Drawing from an in-depth study of 18 households, the focus is on housing choices of middle- and low-income households in a secondary city of Dilla, Ethiopia. Such cities so far have been less in the focus of researchers, compared to capital regions. The studied housing types are tenures of homeownership, private rental and a rent-free model as housing types, with informal arrangements playing a role in the last two types. Our study underlines the necessity of not only acknowledging, repairing and formalizing the existing semi- and informal housing developments but also of proactively planning for peripheral housing developments and future expansion, a strategy with broader applicability to the region and the Global South. Such anticipating measures include the development of water and energy infrastructure, land earmarking for much-needed public rental housing, and the establishment of robust tenant rights through legislative foresight.</jats:p>

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Keywords

33 Built Environment and Design, 38 Economics, 3801 Applied Economics, 3304 Urban and Regional Planning, 11 Sustainable Cities and Communities

Journal Title

Review of Regional Research

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Journal ISSN

0173-7600
1613-9836

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Publisher

Springer Science and Business Media LLC
Sponsorship
ALOBRADA grant