Colombia: Housing and Land for the Urban Poor

Project

At-a-Glance

Approval Date
Actual Completion Date
Proposal Focus
1472
Core Focus
Secondary Cities
Country Type
Colombia

Detail

Summary
This proposal sets out to prepare a diagnosis and a strategy aimed at improving access to housing and land for low-income households in 3 urban areas (cities, metropolitan areas, urban regions or conurbations) of over 500,000 inhabitants and, based on these cases, for the country.
Objectives
1) Measure and assess the housing preferences of low-income households: shelter and settlement needs and financial capacity;  2) Quantify the costs to households and government of several housing/land solutions available to low-income households;  3) Analyse characteristics of urban areas that affect the provision of land and housing for the poor (social and economic processes, geographic location, institutional development, public responses);  4) Study the demand for and supply of housing, land and basic services focused on low-income population for a 15-year horizon, to serve as a basis for the formulation of a national strategy for improving the access of the poor to housing and land
Activities
1) Formation of country and multilateral working groups and selection and contracting of consultants;  2) Two-day study-orientation workshop;  3) Preparation of research instruments;  4) Data collection, and elaboration of draft city case studies and city strategies;  5) Preparation of national strategy and overall report, based on city case studies
Expected Impacts and Results
Provide the factual basis for the formulation of a national strategy for improving the access of the low-income population to housing and land. Specific impact indicators for new low-income housing units and developed and developable land in case-study cities and nationwide will be defined as part of the strategy.