Assisted Community Housing Initiative in Dhaka: Rethinking Role of NGOs in Affordable Housing Development

This research highlights how the strength of a group of mobilized slum dwellers was harnessed to bring in change in their housing condition. The community, with active support from a non-government organization, was able to develop housing for themselves.

The article demonstrates that assisted community housing as an approach is capable of offering a sustainable housing development solution in a resource-constrained country like Bangladesh. It identifies that with a few policy-level interventions and changes in operational practices of different government agencies, a supportive environment can be created which will foster NGO’s stewardship to making this approach produce more equitable, efficient, affordable and, above all, a sustainable housing development for the urban poor.

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