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1

What are squatter settlements?

Settlements built illegally in and around the city by people who can't afford proper housing

2

What are the common features of squatter settlements?

Badly built
Over crowded
Lack basic services like electricity and water
Houses often single storey and crowded
Little police and medical services

3

What is the informal sector?

Jobs that aren't taxed or monitored by taxed by the government

4

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

5

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

6

What are local authority schemes?

Funded by local government and Improve temporary accommodation built by residents

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