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45 Schools Built By Borno for Orphaned IDPs

The Borno Government on Wednesday said it had constructed 45 mega schools to cater for the education of children orphaned by Boko Haram insurgency in the state.

The Commissioner of Education, Alhaji Inuwa Kubo, told newsmen in Maiduguri that the schools were established in the 27 local government areas of the state.

Statistics by the government indicate that over 53, 000 children were orphaned and 50,000 women widowed by the insurgency in the North/East state.

Kubo, who spoke on the sideline of the humanitarian stakeholders’ forum meeting, said the projects were part of a deliberate policy, to enhance access to quality education for orphans and out-of-school children.


He disclosed that the schools were designed with state-of-the-art facilities such as e-learning devices, air condition systems, power generators and other modern educational accessories.


Kubo explained that meals, uniforms and instructional materials would be provided free to pupils in the schools, to create an enabling teaching and learning environment.

The commissioner revealed that the enrollment process of the children had commenced in the 27 LGAs, while the state government would embark on an awareness campaign to mobilise guardians to enrol their wards in school.

According to him, the state government has so far recruited 1,000 teachers to ensure the provision of quality services and sustainability.


“Already, we commenced recruitment of 1,000 teachers and plans are underway to recruit additional teachers for the mega schools.


While commending humanitarian and development organisations over their support to persons displaced by insurgency, the commissioner called on the organisations to provide scholarships for orphans and vulnerable children to enable them to pursue higher education.


He also called on the organisations to provide livelihood support for poor families and sensitise them on the need to enrol their children in school.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the humanitarian stakeholders’ forum meeting was organised by the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), to appraise interventions, identify gaps and enhance collaborative efforts for emergency response services in the state.

Source: Tribuneng

San Jose boosts affordable housing funding for poorest residents

Becoming what is believed to be the first city to take such a step, San Jose is set to devote 45 percent of its available affordable housing funding toward extremely low-income residents at the greatest risk of falling into homelessness.

The City Council voted unanimously to approve the idea, which could help hundreds, perhaps thousands, of families, on Tuesday. The income required to meet the threshold varies, but a family of three making about $35,000 a year, for instance, would qualify.

“As you all know, these are the most vulnerable members of our community,” said David Low, a spokesman for Destination: Home, a homeless advocacy organization that supported the proposal.

“Oftentimes, I think we forget the folks on the bottom rung of the ladder,” said Councilman Sergio Jimenez.

Nearly three-quarters of these residents spend more than half of their income on rent, Councilwomen Maya Esparza and Dev Davis said in a memo, arguing that adding more affordable housing will help prevent further homelessness.

“We have a housing supply problem and we’ve had it for a really long time in the Bay Area,” Davis said at the council meeting. “We know we have to do better and we can do better.”

In endorsing their colleagues’ memo, Councilman Sergio Jimenez and Councilwoman Sylvia Arenas pointed out that the city had come close to meeting its market-rate housing goal.

“We owe our most vulnerable residents a stronger commitment,” the pair wrote. “These same residents are critical to our economic prosperity by virtue of their employment in the service industry, construction and other fields essential to our growth. It is in our best interest to guarantee that they can afford to live in San Jose.”

But Mayor Sam Liccardo said the city needs to add all levels of housing, pointing out that market-rate developments can help fund affordable units.

“We just need a lot more at all levels of income,” Liccardo said. “We need both.”

After residents narrowly defeated a 2018 affordable housing bond measure, Liccardo said the city is considering another measure in 2020 and exploring partnerships with foundations, although he declined to provide specifics.

Councilman Raul Peralez, who represents the downtown area, said he supports affordable housing developments but called on other council members to champion them in their own districts. It is getting “harder and harder,” he said, to convince his constituents they are a good idea when the developments are largely concentrated in one part of the city.

Jimenez thanked Peralez for his effort and said he’d pushed back at residents in his own district who opposed such a project.

“Even though it’s challenging,” he said, “I believe it’s the right thing to do.”

The council also voted to spend some $10 million converting market-rate housing into affordable housing.

Even though it won’t add to the overall housing stock, the City Council voted to devote the money to buying and rehabbing market-rate units as affordable. Developers will be able to propose purchasing a property with some city financing if they agree to an affordability restriction.

The move will “open the doors to creative solutions” to the region’s housing crisis, said the city’s housing director, Jacky Morales-Ferrand.

The need is pressing. Now, more than 40,000 families qualify for extremely low-income housing. Yet, there are less than 3,000 units available.

And even for families making a little more money, the housing supply is short and the city is nowhere near meeting its goal to add 10,000 affordable homes by 2023. By the end of the first year, 2018, the city was only about 20 percent of the way to that target. At the current pace, the city will only get 58 percent of the way there within five years.

According to the Housing Department, it would take a massive injection of funds — more than $520 million — to reach the ultimate 10,000 goal.

“We need to continue to work toward finding additional revenue for affordable housing,” Morales-Ferrand said.


Inspection scores decline in US-funded housing for poor

Research inspection has shown that living conditions are deteriorating in taxpayer-funded apartments for the poor, but landlords can still count on payments from the federal government

According to an Associated Press analysis of federal data, inspection scores have been declining for years at apartments assigned to low-income tenants. Meanwhile, few owners face serious consequences.

Most failing inspections involved urgent health or safety violations, which can range from electrical hazards to rats.





Louisiana and Mississippi had the highest inspection failure rates for rent-subsidized private apartments since 1999. Maryland and the District of Columbia fared worst in public housing.

U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development spokesman Brian Sullivan says the agency is making inspections tougher, which lowers scores. He also acknowledges that older properties do not always get the repairs they need.

Source: News 1130


FHA to Build Low Cost Housing Units in States

The Federal Housing Authority (FHA) has promised to ensure that low income Nigerians yearning for housing allocations in the country benefited from its nearly completed housing scheme in Zuba, FCT and nationwide.

Prof. Mohammed Al-Amin, FHA Managing Director, made the promise on Monday during an inspection of its Zuba housing project site by the Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola.

Al-Amin said that the 764 housing units project which has gulped N3.7 billion would be inaugurated in August.



Fashola had earlier given directive to the authority during the inspection to ensure that young and common Nigerians yearning for accommodation benefited from the project.

The FHA boss assured that the authority would put arrangements in place to ensure that Nigerians that the houses were designed for actually get them.

“We have taken several measures to ensure that the end users are actually the common Nigerians. For instance, we are encouraging all sorts of groups to form housing cooperatives.

“Forming cooperatives does not only mean getting land and building the houses but there is consideration during the housing allocations.

“We are poised to do better in the finishing touches, especially in the toilet and rooms; these will be taken into considerations to come out with lesser cost for the housing.

The housing project which is almost completed with the houses roofed, is located within its target beneficiaries at Zuba Model Market, FCT College of Education and Zuba Spare Parts Market.

“That is why we choose this location in Zuba for these houses; it is not in Maitaima, Asokoro or Jabi rather we decided to come to the outskirt of FCT to build for some specific Nigerians who must have these houses,” he said.

He said that another mass housing work is ongoing in Kwali and Bwari with labourers on ground so that those who could not afford to stay in the central business district or hinterland can get houses at the feriferi area.

“We have another type of housing called Affordable Nationwide Housing Project just like we have started this one as pilot in FCT we are piloting Kastina and Ibadan once they are completed we will replicate it all over the country.

“For the nationwide affordable housing, it is going to be across the local government in state capitals. Presently, we have profiled 46 sites which after the pilot scheme in Ibadan and Kastina we will now deploy resources to all those places,” he said.

Earlier, Fashola had commended FHA for not compromising on the quality of the building materials used for the housing estate, adding that when completed it would be of globally competitive standard.

“We are trying to get what fits the pocket of ordinary Nigerians and the Federal Government is very determined on the housing projects; it will be efficient but not luxury.

“It will meet the global minimum competitive standard of public housing in terms of its fittings and finishing

“Affordability has to do with how much you can pay and how you pay there. There is a mortgage system in place and we have reduced the equity contribution of the mortgage system to boost affordability,” he said.



Fashola said that people, who would take up the houses, were expected to equally have Mortgage finance from the Federal Mortgage Bank of Nigeria (FMBN).

According to him, if you are working for the next 20 years, if the house is N10 million, it should be affordable for you if the payment method of monthly deduction is placed over your working career,” he said.

He further said that the ministry was also looking at “Rent to Own” scheme so that if one could not buy and could not get mortgage, one could rent and start contributing through house rent to become the owner later.

He was overwhelmed that the project has employed about 10,000 persons including suppliers, workmen, builders and artisans, saying that more would be employed at the fitting stage.

Source: Housing News

The Five Affordable Markets Where Housing Values are Tipped to Rise

With the nation’s slowing property market, suburbs across the country have seen stagnation in price values.

Analysis by sellorhold.com.au has identified key suburbs with median prices around the $500,000 mark forecast to grow in value come 2022, identifying markets such as Karabar in New South Wales Queanbeyan region which it expects to rise by 28.8 per cent across the three year period.

While the $500,000 benchmark price range eliminated Sydney and Melbourne offerings from the final list, the top performing suburbs were identified in New South Wales, Queensland and South Australia.

Sellorhold.com.au head of research Jeremy Sheppard says the markets making the top five list are forecast to grow in value by up to $150,000 across the next three years.

Top five house markets circa $500,000 over three years

StateAreaSuburbCurrent medianForecast 3-year % growthForecast 3-year $ change
NSWCanberra – QueanbeyanKarabar$522,98628.80%$150,620
QLDToowoombaMiddle Ridge$524,49023.90%$125,353
NSWNewcastle – MaitlandAshtonfield$538,22723.20%$124,869

Sheppard says the new proptech platform enables property owners to determine whether they should sell or hold their assets based on an algorithm that calculates potential capital growth in 6000 markets across Australia.

Karabar, roughly 18 kilometres from Canberra CBD, in the Queanbeyan region of New South Wales is forecast as the number one house market for this price bracket according to the proptech analysis.

With proximity to Canberra, Karabar benefits from its location near the nation’s capital, considered a commuter region for public servants.

Recent Corelogic data shows housing values were down across six of the eight capital cities, with the exception of Canberra and Hobart values according to the March Index.


Second spot went to Middle Ridge in Toowoomba. The analysis forecasts its median house price will increase by up to 24 per cent, or $125,000, in the next three years.

“Middle Ridge is one of Toowoomba’s premier suburbs and is located in a region with a strong local economy as well as a number of large infrastructure projects, including the Toowoomba Wellcamp Airport, which was Australia’s first privately funded major airport,” Sheppard said.

While South Australia’s Seaton in Adelaide took the third spot.

Seaton has proximity to both the beach and city, with the research showing its median house price is forecast to grow by around $119,000 in the next three years.

Bottom five house markets circa $500,000 over three years

StateAreaSuburbCurrent MedianForecast 3-year % growthForecast 3-year $ growth
WAPerthPiara Waters$495,6243.60%$17,842
QLDBrisbaneBahrs Scrub$490,4324.90%$24,031

The research also identified the bottom five national locations where prices are expected to stagnate in the same three year period.

These suburbs called the Northern Territory, Western Australia and Queensland home.

Darwin’s property market peaked in late 2010 and is still suffering from the end of the mining boom. Home to suburb Rosebery which tops the list as likely to record a price fall of about $3,150 over the three year period to 2022.

Sheppard said the bottom performing suburbs were all located in markets that had struggled in recent years, with the exception of Bahrs Scrub in Greater Brisbane’s Logan region.

“Which is partly due to there being ample land available for new supply in that market,” Sheppard said.

Source: Dinah Lewis Boucher

Secretary of State for Housing pledges planning reform green paper later this year

Home builders have welcomed a pledge from the Government to reduce planning delays, increase the capability of local planning departments and improve procedure to accelerate the end to end planning process.

Secretary of State for Housing, James Brokenshire told the Home Builders Federation’s policy conference that quality counts and it is not simply about getting the numbers up.

But he pointed out that for the first time in 10 years home ownership amongst 35 to 44 year olds is up and in 2018 more new homes were built than in any other year bar one of the previous 31.

‘I don’t want to tell people what to build, but I do want to ensure that the next generation of homes we build are ones of which we can be proud. And I know that there are a number of developers who are delivering on this, who are following through on this, and I think are setting that lead for the industry but we cannot be blind to the wider challenges the industry faces,’ he told the conference.

‘Businesses need to make money to be viable, absolutely yes. But the public looks at some companies’ profits and bonuses and wonders how they tally with extensive snagging, unfair leases and a seeming lack of understanding of the responsibility they have towards customers who are left struggling and out of pocket,’ he pointed out.

‘For most people, buying a home is one of the biggest financial and emotional investments of their lives and for that to go from being a cherished dream to becoming a nightmare of snagging problems months after moving in, and punitive costs, is simply unacceptable,’ he added.

Brokenshire also explained that as well as good quality homes, new homes need to be built faster and to do that there needs to be a reduction in planning delays that hold up good developments.

He revealed that the Accelerated Planning green paper, mentioned in the Spring Statement, will be published later this year to look at how greater capacity and capability within local planning authorities, better performance management and procedural improvements can accelerate the end-to-end planning process for all.

Richard Beresford, chief executive of the NFB, welcomed he address. ‘The housing crisis is the greatest challenge to social equality that we have in the UK. The Government must prioritise it. By building more and understanding how we physically get more quality homes built, we can make really positive changes to our communities,’ he said.

Rico Wojtulewicz, head of housing and planning policy at the House Builders Association, explained that when Ministers utter the words, planning reform, the industry gets quite excited.

‘Getting permission to build is a painful, slow and desperate process, especially for SMEs. Reforming it will go a long way to helping solve the housing and skills crisis,’ he added.

Source: PropertyWire

Family Homes Funds set to provide 5000 homes to Low income earners in Kaduna

Family Homes Funds has reached a ground breaking agreement with the Kaduna state government to provide comfortable and affordable homes to low income earners in the state.

While speaking at the 40th Kaduna Int’l trade fair, Mr. Femi Adewole said that this novel housing project will benefit many people who wouldn’t have dreamt of owning a home of their own. It is a great opportunity for informal sector creatives like carpenters, welders and all other artisans who wants to buy a home at the most affordable rate.

According to Mr. Adewole, Plans have been made to begin the design of the 5000 homes where at least 70% of them are no more than 3 million naira for the sake of affordability.

“We are very bullish about this and this is a positive direction for Kaduna and everyone involved in this,” he said.

Speaking further, he mentioned that the project will be actualized with great success because some of the major issues like land tenure system, the foreclosure law and other foundational policies have already been handled by the Kaduna state government.

According to Adewole,Family Homes Funds is the largest provider of construction finance in the country and is committed to cater for the growing housing needs in the country.

In achieving this, they are poised to raise nothing less than N200 billion to actualize this goal. “When we build the houses, we also have to create an opportunity platform for the people to be able to buy them “he said.

Family Homes Funds is creating a Home Loans Assistance Programme, the absence of which has always been a barrier to those willing to own their own home but unable to access credible loans for them.

Those looking to benefit from this opportunity will get over 40% of the cost of the house borne on their behalf by the company.

The ground-breaking project has been praised by many who believe that this is finally a great opportunity for the poor to own their own homes.

Family Homes Funds is increasingly winning the goodwill of most Stakeholders involved in the provision of quality and affordable homes in the country. Both donor organizations, governments and the beneficiaries have expressed their confidence in FHF, and the newly approved Kaduna 5000 affordable homes is another milestone.

Source: HousingNews

If voted to power, home loan EMIs would become cheaper than house rent

After Reserve Bank of India’s (RBI) interest rate cut yesterday, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said government wants to further reduce the burden of interest rates on the common man to a level where paying equated monthly installments (EMIs) for home loans will be cheaper than paying house rents.

Speaking at an industry event yesterday, Jaitley said the Narendra Modi government has not increased tax rates in the last five years, but has still been able to double the tax base and increa ..

aitley said the Narendra Modi government has not increased tax rates in the last five years, but has still been able to double the tax base and increase tax collection. He said, if voted to power, the government would pursue policies to enable further reduction in interest rates and also continue with fiscal consolidation.

“Low interest rates will make borrowings cheaper, particularly for homebuyers, and boost consumer demand that will boost economic growth,” Jaitley also said in an interview to Hindustan Times.

Giving an example of previous NDA government under former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, Jaitley claimed that When Vajpayee was the prime minister, home loans had become so cheap that EMIs were less than renting a house. “I think that’s where we need to take interest rates,” he added

Atal Bihari Vajpayee government had introduced income tax deductions in lieu of interest payments on home loans, which lowered the cost of borrowing and boosted that housing sector.

He said that the Modi government have consciously tried to strengthen India’s middle class. With every budget, the government has tried to increase the spending capacity of middle-class by liberating it from taxes. “We brought indirect taxes – GST [Goods and Services Tax] down. For housing , we have brought down to negligible level,” he added.

“The future of the Indian economy is the middle class and the neo-middle class and today’s poor should eventually become a part of that,” Jaitley said.

Source: Economic Times India

Developers everywhere, yet housing gap persists

Translating the large number of real estate developers in Nigeria to a more affordable housing for the citizens is almost the same as pouring water from a big tanker into an empty basket.

Checks has therefore, revealed that there are a lot of challenges that cut short the large number of developers from bridging the housing gap which has remained above 17 million units in the last 10 years.

Lack of infrastructure, regulatory framework on the part of the government, low income on the part of the end users, and unavailability of affordable capital for developers were some of the issues noted by stakeholders.

Rotimi Akindipe, an Architect and MD/CEO of Groveworld Realties Limited, a real estate development company in Lagos, said the housing solutions Nigerian developers have are unaffordable to most buyers.

“There is a glut in the kind of houses that are delivered to Nigerians, especially first time homes buyers, who, naturally, are the people that need these houses. First and foremost, the houses are not cheap, but they have to be affordable; the places they are located do not help commuting to their place of work,” Akindipe told us.

Checks revealed that the increasing young adult population who are just starting their career in urban cities coupled with those whose income level were affected by the 5-quarter recession are now settling for one-room self-contained as a result of dampened purchasing power. They are the ones driving the demand for such properties.

Therefore, the average rate per month at which single room self-contained apartments are rented increased by 24.16 percentage points from 42 percent in 2017 to 66.16 percent in 2018, survey shows.

To that effect, Godwin Asuelimen, Head, Core Product at Propertypro.ng, said the demand for housing is mostly for the low priced properties. “For leasing, the studio room properties are the hot cake in the market, but developers want to get back their investment on time and, as such, they mostly focus on building 2 or 3-bedroom apartments,” he said.

He added that what is on offer is too expensive for the large segment of the middle and low income earners, noting that even single rooms, sometimes, are beyond their budget, especially when the property is located in a highbrow reveals that it is more expensive to construct a building in Nigeria than it is in most of Africa. Bankole Folorunsho, Deputy Managing Director, Stable Shelters Development Co. Limited, a real estate firm, says there is supposed to be a regulatory body for prices of land in Lagos, for example, as many people see lack of regulation as an opportunity to sell at high price.

“This is one of the factors that is driving cost of houses and translates to why real estate developers have not been able to bridge the housing gap,” Folorunsho told us.

His submission was affirmed by Asuelimen who emphasized, “it is very important that government plays a regulatory role in the real estate sector.”

Akindipe noted that “government’s influence is not really felt in the real estate sector; you can’t have large size of land where you can setup divisions like they do abroad, where you can build 100 houses.”

Meanwhile, credit sales reports that the average rent of Nigerians between 20-35 years of age is around $230 monthly and the average price of one-bedroom in mega cities like Lagos, Abuja and Port Harcourt is around $300 per month.

Folorunsho explained that even getting land documentation and building approval also contribute to the high cost of real estate properties, saying, “the guy that is going to push your documentation file is not going to do that except you give him something.”

On the solution that can help translate the large number of developers into affordable accommodation for Nigerians, Akindipe said Nigeria has to, first and foremost, upgrade its infrastructure because “housing is a subset of infrastructure.”

Folorunsho explained that a developer in Nigeria, gets his own light, supplies water treatment facility and builds good road network. This, according to him, is supposed to be done by the government. “For instance, in some parts of Lagos Island, you need to drill an industrial borehole before you get good water and upon that you would still have to treat it; those things don’t come cheap.”

“As far as government is not providing those social amenities, the end users are going to be bearing the cost of those things when they are buying real estate properties; this means construction cost will remain high”, he added.

Source: By Endurance Okafor

Unlocking New Opportunities for Affordable Housing in East Africa

Kenya to host, East Africa’s leading property summit, featuring international expertise on affordable housing solutions. Representing an innovative and sustainable approach to affordable housing, EchoStone will share its experience from their current project in West Africa with the East African region.

Next week, at the East Africa Property Investment Summit (EAPI), Kenya will unite citizens, government entities, local and foreign investors, and development partners with property interests across East Africa. America-based, EchoStone has been selected to present their affordable housing innovations currently being deployed in West Africa.
Currently earmarked to develop more than 200,000 homes in Lagos, Nigeria, EchoStone came to regional attention after delivering a two-bedroom unit in just 14 days. Kenya, specifically, has chosen to address the crisis of global housing through the Big 4 initiative, launched by President Uhuru Kenyatta in 2018. The plan is designed to accelerate the development of affordable housing; along with manufacturing, food security, and universal healthcare – over the next 5 years.

“Our invitation to present at EAPI, highlights the need for innovation in the market especially with regard to the global housing shortage,” says Anders Lindquist, Co-Founder and Chief Business Development Officer of EchoStone.

According to World Bank, Kenya has a production target of “200,000 housing units annually for all income levels. However, the production of housing units is currently at less than 50,000 units annually, well below the target number, culminating in a housing deficit of over 2 million units, with nearly 61% of urban households living in slums.”

EchoStone’s focus is to create affordable and sustainable housing for low and middle-income communities in high impact markets like Kenya. EchoStone has created a solution that satisfies this critical need for rapid development by building at an unprecedented rate; through a combination of technology, public-private partnerships, and sustainable development practices – certified by the International Finance Corporation’s Excellence in Design for Greater Efficiencies (IFC EDGE).

“We’re making history,” says Anthony Recchia, EchoStone Co-Founder and CEO. “We constructed the first IFC EDGE certified house in Nigeria, a 64munit, in just 14 days. This project represents Echostone’s commitment to helping governments around the world deliver high-quality housing and affordability to their citizens. The growth potential of our system is making the improbable, possible – that’s why we’re sharing our story at EAPI.”

The affordable housing “deficit continues to rise due to fundamental constraints on both the demand and supply side and is exacerbated by an urbanization rate of 4.4%, equivalent to 0.5 million new city dwellers every year,” cites World Bank.

The EchoStone Housing System is the missing link between government, development, financing, off-take, and the industrial scale of building houses. Through their sophisticated approach, EchoStone delivers high-quality construction, rapid development, and streamlined operations that ultimately offer stakeholders a greater long-term value for their investment.

“By designing and constructing our communities with international sustainability standards and alignment to the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals, EchoStone significantly reduces the projects’ embodied carbon footprint, as well as its lifecycle use of energy and water,” says Emmanuel Stefanakis, Chief Sustainability & Development Officer at EchoStone. Therefore, homebuyers can expect lower utility costs and less long-term maintenance than with traditionally constructed houses.

Source: Prnewswire

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