Well-Being of Occupants of Low-Income Housing Projects in Colombo
Keywords:Urban poverty, Low- income housing, unauthorized houses, wellbeing, Sri Lanka
The purpose of this study is to assess the well-being in terms of economic, social, and environmental aspects of the displaced community from low-income housing projects in Colombo, Sri Lanka. For this purpose, the primary data was collected by interviewing 25 resettled households who were living in low-income housing projects and observing them. The secondary data was collected via articles, books, newspapers, gazette notifications, etc., to data utilization and further validation of the study findings. Using the thematic analysis method, the study findings were ascertained. The key findings of the study revealed that the relocation of people from informal settlements to new homes could be seen as a testament to the positive and negative effects of the financial, social, and environmental changes that have taken place in their lives. This study is important to identify the basic problems of the new housing families in the city of Colombo and to be able to provide the information needed to make resettlement housing plans and infrastructure to minimize those problems in future housing projects.
© 2022 The Authors. Published by Department of Estate Management and Valuation, University of Sri Jayewardenepura.
Keywords: Urban poverty, Low- income housing, unauthorized houses, wellbeing, Sri Lanka