December 5, 2019

The Secure Housing Support Program

Strengthening poor communities in the goths (villages that have fast become urban settlements) to resist evictions; acquire land tenure and infrastructure development. With the cases of fierce evictions in 2006, people’s resistance was facilitated with mapping, research, and advocacy. By mid-2010 there was a breakthrough, govt. approved land tenure provision for the goths of Karachi. So far 1,063 goths have been approved for land tenure, more are under process. More than 150 goths have been directly supported while listing the 2,173 goths, the location mapping, and the detail mapping process of these goths in Gadap, Kemari and Bin Qasim towns continues. In addition, it is the cooperative housing saving and loan program reaching up to 100 houses annually.