Swift Journal of Geography and Regional Planning (SJGRP)
May 2016 Vol. 2(1), pp. 001-008

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Original Research Paper

An Analysis of Self-Help Housing Conditions in Jos South LGA of Plateau State, Nigeria

Wapwera, S. D 1 Akujuru, V.A2 & Angau, A. M3

1&3 Department of Urban & Regional Planning, Faculty of Environmental Sciences, University of Jos.
2 Department of Estate Management, Faculty of Environmental Sciences, Rivers State University of Science & Technology Port-Harcourt, Rivers State

*Corresponding Author E-mail: wapwera@gmail.com

Accepted 14th April, 2016


Abstract

This paper seeks to analyze the self-help housing conditions in Jos south local government area of Plateau State with a view to making recommendations towards improving the conditions of houses in the area. The study examined the socio-economic characteristics of residents in the area, the present state of self-help housing and as well the factors that determine the present condition of self-help housing. A total of 120 questionnaires was administered using the Stratified random sampling technique, 118 copies of the questionnaires were returned. The variations in the self-help housing conditions within and between areas in the study area were measured using the Analysis of Variance (ANOVA). The result showed that there is no significant difference in self-help housing conditions within and between areas of Jos south local government area. Based on the findings, recommendations were made to help policy makers and the academia thereby creating a conducive environment for private sector participation in housing development for better housing conditions.

Keywords: Self-Help, Housing, Housing-Conditions, Jos South LGA of Plateau State, Nigeria

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How To Cite This Article:

Wapwera, S. D , Akujuru, V.A & Angau, A. M. An Analysis of Self-Help Housing Conditions in Jos South LGA of Plateau State, Nigeria. Swift Journal of Geography and Regional Planning 2(2), pp. 001-008.