December 5, 2019

Low Cost Housing Program

The Low-Cost Housing Program enables improvements in building components and construction techniques, through action research, provision of credit and technical guidance to the building component manufacturing yards, training of youths and masons and the mobilization of house owners. Each year more than 2,500 houses in Orangi benefit.

An important development is the training of youths to become community architects as well as mobilizing and strengthening their organizations, based in Orangi and other towns, for providing housing support services to the community and technical training to other youths. Two partner organizations have evolved, one based in Orangi, with its work expanding beyond Orangi and another based in the nearby Gadap town.