Flashcards in Squatter Settlements Deck (6)
What are squatter settlements?
Settlements built illegally in and around the city by people who can't afford proper housing
What are the common features of squatter settlements?
Lack basic services like electricity and water
Houses often single storey and crowded
Little police and medical services
What is the informal sector?
Jobs that aren't taxed or monitored by taxed by the government
What are self help schemes?
These involve the government and local people working together to improve life in the settlement
Government supplies bulking materials and basic services like sewers
What are site and service schemes?
People pay a small amount of rent for a site and can borrow money to improve or build a house on their plot
Rent money used to provide basic services to area