QUALITY AFFORDABLE HOUSING CONCEPT: CASE STUDIES IN MEHR, IRAN, DHARAVI, INDIA, AL-SHARQ, JORDAN AND BASHAYER AL-KHAIR, EGYPT
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ADEL EL-MENSHAWY, AMR SHARABY
The provision of adequate, good or quality housing for the population has always been a major challenge and aim for many nations in the world particularly the developing countries. However, most of these countries suffer from the same problem, the gap in the low-income housing sector is increasing day after day. Moreover, the main problem is that the population is increasing, and their needs are changing constantly. Governments all over the world are trying to reach most of affordability ratio in the housing sector for low-income. Yet there are many concepts that should be considered such as Quality Affordable Housing Concept. The paper has a main aim which is to evaluate affordable housing projects based on quality affordable housing criteria. Therefore, qualitative, quantitative, analytical and comparative methodology are chosen to reach the paper’s aim. Four housing projects selected to be case studies for this paper: Mehr in Iran, Dharavai in India, Al- Sharq in Jordan and Bashayer Al-Khair in Egypt.
affordable housing, low-income housing, quality affordable housing, housing market, low-income, affordability