Providing Solution to Housing Problems in Nigeria: The Need for National Housing Database

Falade, Ola ; Ikeme, Arthur ; Ejalonibu, Ganiyu L (2018-04)

Working Paper

Access to quality and affordable housing is one of the fundamental needs that is crucial to achieving a number of social policy objectives, including reducing poverty, enhancing standard of living and social inclusion. Several efforts have been made in terms of policy formulation and implementation by the past governments to provide quality and affordable housing as a way of improving the welfare of the teaming populace in the country. Despite a number of these policies, programs and strategies by both public and private sectors to address this problem, housing crisis especially in the urban areas has remained unabated. Today, a significant number of people across the country are homeless while too many households live in low-quality houses or face exorbitant housing costs they can hardly afford.