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PLA Notes CD-ROM 1988-2001 14 The million houses programme in Sri Lanka

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Document begins: PLA Notes CD-ROM 1988­2001 14 The million houses programme in Sri Lanka Background therefore this needed to be addressed if the programme was really to be supportive of This paper describes the community action people's own efforts to improve their housing. planning approach of the Urban Housing Division of Sri Lanka's National Housing Earlier experiences had shown the importance Development Authority. The approach was of effective community participation in developed in order to implement the urban improving human settlements. The community component of the Million Houses Programme action planning approach developed out of (1984-1989). several local activities: a United Nations Centre for Human Settlements/DANIDA Training The Million Houses Programme (and its Programme for Community Participation, a successor, the 1.5 Million Houses Programme) series of micro-planning workshops held by the aim to assist the process of household Massachusetts Institute of Technology, a construction and improvement through the Demonstration Project on Training and provision of loan finance to low-income Information for the International Year of households in both urban and rural areas. Shelter for the Homeless and the field Households are able to obtain loans to improve experiences of the Urban Housing Division. their houses once the community has agreed ...

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