Plot Allocation for Housing in NairobiBack To Projects
This project involves the regularization of land tenure in Timau. Plot allocation will be subsequently followed by housing development in Nairobi. Data collected through community enumerations identified beneficiaries. This was a deviation from conventional land regularization processes which do not use community generated data. Enumerations identified three hundred and forty (340) of the poorest squatter households as direct beneficiaries of land. To date only two hundred and forty (240) households have formally received their plots. The one thousand four hundred and eighty-five (1485) plots are thirty metres squared (30m2,totaling 44 520m2) have been leveraged and formally allocated to slum dwellers. Loans for surveys and land registration were provided through Federation saving groups with loan facilities accessible by all community members regardless of Federation membership. All levels of government (provincial administration, city, and central) have been engaged to gain support for the project. A city master plan was developed and it identifies land that could be used for re-settlement purposes. The project has the potential for replication with the towns of Thika, Kilifi and Nakuru modeling their land regularization processes around Timau’s.Location: Katani, Nairobi, Kenya
The subdivision of the land in Timau, which is followed by the handover of the plots to their respective new owners.Scale:
This project has the potential to be scaled up to settlement level. This will be realised through the housing project.
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Project information updated: 20 October 2015
Project in depth
This project is replicable in other small urban centres.Finance: SDI Contributions:
SDI contributed US$30,000.Costs recovered from community:
To date twenty percent (20%) of the loan amount has been saved. Savings groups have had consistent engagement with municipality and central government.