The Role of Appropriate Training in the Delivery of Affordable Housing

  • Isaac A. Adejumo University of Jos
Keywords: Affordable housing, Building materials, Education, Research, Training


Affordable housing for the low- and middle-income earners has remained a key challenge globally, more so in the developing countries. As such, due to combined efforts, various institutions facilitate the training of housing practitioners, which has improved models of resolving challenges derived from urbanization, as well as doubling on the capacity development within cities, and equally assuring cities become sustainable and dignified places of living. Skills development allow individual practitioners and policy makers to embark on decision making, enabling the formulation of evidence-based policing programs and projects; consequently, offering room for well-informed decisions. The concomitant institution building programs strengthen institutions capacity development and offer sustainable room for consolidating functioning institutions, and an environment for the achievement of sustainable growth. Nigeria's rapid urbanization, poor training policies, and the need for social-economic improvements and better standards of living, were the cornerstones for this research. The research design was a mix of qualitative and quantitative research strategies. The collected data was both numerical and descriptive, justifying the dual research strategy. The data collection tools were semi-structured questionnaires and semi-structured interviews. These methods ensured secure and adequate data to facilitate thorough investigation of the research problem. It was established that the increasing role of the training model cannot be over emphasized. The findings in this study established that addressing the issue of affordable housing would involve placing more focus on education, training and research.