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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?

Badly built
Over crowded
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


What are local authority schemes?

Funded by local government and Improve temporary accommodation built by residents

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